The niqab is a form of torture


The Niqab is oppressive and it's a form of torture. It's black and polyester and traps the heat. There's nothing religious about it at all. It's a cultural form of dress from particular regions of the Middle East. A niqab is not covering someone's modesty or protecting them from sexual assault, it is simply a form of torture, and it's a disgrace that we allow this oppression of women to happen in the UK.