Yesterday I was in the grocery store and I saw 2 nuns wearing traditional habits including the veil. I often see other women from conservative Christian sects wearing some sort of headgear to cover their har and dress modestly. We see Indian Hindus wearing sari with their heads covered. All of this is considered normal if maybe old fashioned. Why is the hijab so controversial? What is the difference? It’s the same statement of respect for God that is seen in the examples I noted above isn’t it?