The Veil in Islam: A free and Informed Choice

By Erika Farris

March 11, 2013


This article discusses women and the veil. In particular the story focuses on Khalida El Khatir, born in Morocco in 1984 her father moved to Trentino for work. She makes the point that the ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi has acted in a way that subjugates women. The veil is not a representation of oppression or subjection and Islam cannot be reduced to fanatics. This is a stance seen in the video “Life Beyond the Veil” from the website series Italian Letters.