The Afghan Veil

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The cultural imprints of the Soviet Union are still a part of Afghan identity, although both men and women were affected by the secularization of Afghanistan, but Afghani women transformation was evident physically more than men’s transformation. The veil is a symbol piety and modest in Islam, some Muslim women veil to observe God’s command, but others veil to construct their identity. Laila Ahmad in her book “A Quite Revolution” states that “the veil gathered a range of new meanings in the past few decades: from an expression of personal faith, solidarity with Palestine, Chechnya or Iraq or allegiance to the ummah, to a safeguard against sexual harassment, a fashion statement, a critique of western "sexism", a call for minority rights, and
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