The cover for the Facing History and Ourselves publication, "What Do We Do with a Difference? France and the Debate over Headscarves in Schools," which discusses the French educational philosophy of secularism and immigrant integration, the surge of fundamental Islam, and how these facets have led to a controversy over wearing headscarves in public schools.
The burqa is a full-body veil. The wearer’s entire face and body are covered, and one sees through a mesh screen over the eyes. It is most commonly worn in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Under the Taliban regime in Afghanistan (1996–2001), its use was mandated by law.