- Although closely associated with Muslim women, religious veils have a long and varied history
- St. Paul, for example, instructed women to cover their heads
Abed Awad is an attorney, a national Islamic law expert and an adjunct law professor at Rutgers School of Law and Pace Law School.
(CNN)Last week, the Supreme Court upheld the right of a Muslim woman who applied for a job at Abercrombie & Fitch to wear a head covering. Although veils have become strongly identified with Muslims, as an article of faith -- and clothing -- they have a long and surprising history across cultural traditions.