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I was waiting in a queue tonight and was chatting to a guy. His wife was fully veiled in black, but when she spoke was obviously English.

Would it have been ok to say hello to her?

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I was waiting in a queue tonight and was chatting to a guy. His wife was fully veiled in black, but when she spoke was obviously English.

Would it have been ok to say hello to her?

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no it wouldn't

My SIL wears the niqab, my husband and other male family members are not allowed to speak to her. So just imaging this from a stranger :alien:
 

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I think it depends on the individuals family.. I saw a women full covered standing talking with a group of men and strangely enough showing them her sock covered ankle.

It also reminds me of when I was in the lift with 3 fully covered women and one man, the women said to me in English.. ohh how we would love to be dressed like you. I looked at the man then the women laughed and said.. we can say what we like he doesn't speak a word of English.
 

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No she didn't speak to me and I didn't speak to her. Played it safe :)

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