Scholar revives controversy over face-covering niqab
2014-12-25 - Saudi Gazette - Religious scholars in Saudi Arabia are once again facing off over the controversial issue of the face-covering niqab. The former head of the Makkah branch of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Ghamdi, stirred the new uproar when he openly stated that women are allowed to reveal their faces in public.  

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