I have a small collection of Niqab photos … they can be very err… sexy. Something I see the producers of Sex and the City 2 seem to agree on (great film by the way). Article here on Moslem women’s choices in headgear. Nothing wrong with tradition (recognized as such), nor religious freedom (with responsibility), provided practical choices are possible …. for eating and identification and communication. I’ve supported “bans” in the sense I support society’s right to ask for its removal for identification and communication – the oft excluded middle again. Obscuring one’s face is not a “right”.