The term hijab refers to a type of scarf worn by many -- though certainly not all -- Muslim women, but the term can also refer to a modest Muslim dress code in general.
Why do many Muslim women wear a veil? Is is a sign of religious oppression or of Islamic fanaticism? How should Western democracies deal with the all-concealing versions such as the Niqab and the Burka? Does the veil hinder integration?