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Why young, western Muslim women are choosing the full face veil

BY   August 14, 2015 at 2:52 PM EDT
Illustration by Gary Waters / Getty Images

Illustration by Gary Waters/ Getty Images

Zainab bint Younis is a young, muslim blogger who lives near Vancouver and describes herself as goth steam-punk. She also wears a niqab, the full face veil with a narrow slit at the eyes.

This week’s Shortwave explores the cultural and religious motivations of veiling, as well as the difficulty of eating french fries with one’s face completely covered.

We’re joined by Younus, who blogs at The Salafi Feminist and Nancy Youseff of The Daily beast.