Freedom , Modesty Views: Such legislation questions the foundations of tolerance and equality in societies that champion pluralism and freedom of religion. This article address the issue of Hijab, the modesty of covering the head by Muslim Women, and also the Judaeo-Christian tradition of veil and head covering. The Hijab and Veil? Some in the west consider the modesty of head covering practiced by Muslim women as the greatest symbol of women's oppression and servitude. Is it true that there is no similar custom in the Judaeo-Christian tradition?