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Humanities Lecture Looks Behind the Veil

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It’s a symbol of Islamic culture and religion that people in the West find fascinating, says Bahar Davary, University of San Diego assistant professor of theology and religious studies. They view it as “sort of a mystery.”

Indeed, in modern times, few symbols have engendered as much emotion as the veil. On one extreme, some see Muslim women who choose not to wear the “hijab,” or traditional head covering, as unscrupulous or immoral. On the other end of the spectrum, some in the West imagine that no woman would ever wear it without being forced to do so. (Full Story on Inside USD)

 

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