Burqa the Most Fashionable Route to Paradise
by Rafia Zakaria
Rafia Zakaria is an attorney
These are the women of tea parties and coffee parties, newly reincarnated in (post) ‘war on terror Pakistan’ as the newly religious. … the paraphernalia of piety is far more crucial in this game than the actual act. Among the newly pious, partaking of tea and pastries in drawing rooms, the allure of the burqa as a beautiful eccentricity — a newly discovered hobby that elevates morally and distinguishes socially — presents some unique dilemmas.