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3rd Oct '17 8:26:59 PM landmark356
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* During the War on Terror, this has been a legitimate strategy done by various military units to infiltrate terror groups by disguising soldiers as women in burkhas and attacking once they're deep within enemy territory. After a few successful attacks, some of the terror groups have gotten wise to this and have forbidden fully-cloaked people from getting close to their bases; making this strategy harder to do successfully today.


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7th Sep '17 3:59:04 PM oldmanyoshi
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* Michael Jackson is said to have worn a burka to hide from paparazzi at least once.

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* Michael Jackson is said to have worn a burka once [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4650420.stm wore traditional Islamic women's garb to hide from paparazzi at least once.paparazzi.]] He was found out when he used the ladies restroom and someone walked in on him.
7th Sep '17 3:54:03 PM oldmanyoshi
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* Michael Jackson is said to have worn a burka to hide from paparazzi at least once.
16th Jun '17 9:45:25 AM nombretomado
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Just how you're supposed to come by one of these is not important. How you find one in your size is even less so. The important thing is that you can hide your face without drawing the kind of attention a mask or hood would bring down on you, and make yourself harder to find than WheresWaldo. Often overlaps with DisguisedInDrag when done by a male character, where it's even more likely to be PlayedForLaughs than usual. MysteriousVeil may or may not include the full hijab but serves much the same purpose.

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Just how you're supposed to come by one of these is not important. How you find one in your size is even less so. The important thing is that you can hide your face without drawing the kind of attention a mask or hood would bring down on you, and make yourself harder to find than WheresWaldo.Literature/WheresWaldo. Often overlaps with DisguisedInDrag when done by a male character, where it's even more likely to be PlayedForLaughs than usual. MysteriousVeil may or may not include the full hijab but serves much the same purpose.
13th Nov '16 9:32:48 PM billybobfred
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* In France, the debates around interdiction of wearing burkha in the streets is partly inspired by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La%C3%AFcit%C3%A9 concerns related to the old French secularism principle]], and partly by this trope, to avoid thieves or burglars to hide their identity under this practical disguise.

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* In France, the debates around interdiction of wearing burkha in the streets is partly inspired by [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La%C3%AFcit%C3%A9 org/wiki/French_secularism concerns related to the old French secularism principle]], and partly by this trope, to avoid thieves or burglars to hide their identity under this practical disguise.
3rd Nov '16 12:57:55 PM Katsuhagi
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Just how you're supposed to come by one of these is not important. How you find one in your size is even less so. The important thing is that you can hide your face without drawing the kind of attention a mask or hood would bring down on you, and make yourself harder to find than WheresWaldo. Often overlaps with DisguisedInDrag when done by a male character, where it's even more likely to be PlayedForLaughs than usual.

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Just how you're supposed to come by one of these is not important. How you find one in your size is even less so. The important thing is that you can hide your face without drawing the kind of attention a mask or hood would bring down on you, and make yourself harder to find than WheresWaldo. Often overlaps with DisguisedInDrag when done by a male character, where it's even more likely to be PlayedForLaughs than usual.
usual. MysteriousVeil may or may not include the full hijab but serves much the same purpose.
27th Oct '16 12:58:43 AM Snicka
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* In ''Creator/RichardScarry's Busy, Busy World'', Couscous, the (male) Algerian detective disguises himself as a [[DistguisedInDrag female]] BellyDancer, covering his face with a Niqab, to infiltrate Pepe the Gangster's hideout.

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* In ''Creator/RichardScarry's Busy, Busy World'', Couscous, the (male) Algerian detective disguises himself as a [[DistguisedInDrag [[DisguisedInDrag female]] BellyDancer, covering his face with a Niqab, to infiltrate Pepe the Gangster's hideout.
18th Oct '16 12:10:45 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket'': In one episode, Lupin and his gang steal burqas to hide from Inspector Zenigata. Zenigata tracks them to a well where women are doing the laundry. Finding the gang's discarded clothes, he forces the women there to remove their veils, and promptly subverts the trope when its revealed the ladies are actual ladies, who promptly make their displeasure known with wooden laundry mallets. Later in the episode, it's played straight when the gang actually does disguise themselves in burqas. Afraid of getting beaten again, Zenigata lets them go without an inspection.

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* This was done by Luke Cage and Danny Rand in the 81st ''Power Man and Iron Fist'' issue; part of the gag was that the cover advertised "a bevy of beautiful dancing girls" without mentioning just who two of those "girls" were.
* {{Tintin}} and Captain Haddock sneak past [[{{Qurac}} Khemed]] guards while wrapped up and balancing urns on their heads in ''Black Gold''. The captain trips, nearly swears, and manages to keep the urn balanced to the guards' unhidden admiration. Later at a well they meet another robed woman who questions them in Arabic. When neither answers, she rips off the (bearded) captain's veil. [[SoMuchForStealth Who starts yelling at her as Snowy pops out of the urn and starts barking at her.]] Fortunately they escape before the guards can find them, but alarm is raised and they're saved only by their pursuers' [[FriendlyFire incompetence]].

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* ''Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket'': In one episode, Lupin and his gang steal burqas to hide from Inspector Zenigata. Zenigata tracks them to a well where women are doing the laundry. Finding the gang's discarded clothes, he forces the women there to remove their veils, and promptly subverts the trope when its revealed the ladies are actual ladies, who promptly make their displeasure known with wooden laundry mallets. Later in the episode, it's played straight when the gang actually does disguise themselves in burqas. Afraid of getting beaten again, Zenigata lets them go without an inspection.

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* This was done by Luke Cage and Danny Rand in the 81st ''Power Man and Iron Fist'' issue; part of the gag was that the cover advertised "a bevy of beautiful dancing girls" without mentioning just who two of those "girls" were.
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* {{Tintin}} and Captain Haddock sneak past [[{{Qurac}} Khemed]] guards while wrapped up and balancing urns on their heads in ''Black Gold''. The captain trips, nearly swears, and manages to keep the urn balanced to the guards' unhidden admiration. Later at a well they meet another robed woman who questions them in Arabic. When neither answers, she rips off the (bearded) captain's veil. [[SoMuchForStealth Who starts yelling at her as Snowy pops out of the urn and starts barking at her.]] Fortunately they escape before the guards can find them, but alarm is raised and they're saved only by their pursuers' [[FriendlyFire incompetence]].



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* Reese does this in an episode of ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' after he's joined the army and is lost in Afghanistan.
* Done in an early episode of ''Series/{{Community}}'' where Shirley's two children [[TotemPoleTrench hide in a burqa]] so that Abed's cousin can get in the bouncy-castle without Abed's disapproving father noticing that she's gone.

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* Reese does this in an episode of ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' after he's joined the army and is lost in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan.
* Done in an early episode of ''Series/{{Community}}'' where Shirley's two children [[TotemPoleTrench hide in a burqa]] so that Abed's cousin can get in the bouncy-castle without Abed's disapproving father noticing that she's gone.



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* ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'': While in Afghanistan Hedley disguises himself this way, it triggers quite a few jokes.
* ''ComicStrip/FunkyWinkerbean'': During Wally's escape from his Afghan tribal captors he was taken in by an orphan girl who dressed him up in a burqa to hide him from said tribe.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'': While in Afghanistan Hedley disguises himself this way, it triggers quite a few jokes.
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* ''ComicStrip/FunkyWinkerbean'': During Wally's escape from his Afghan tribal captors he was taken in by an orphan girl who dressed him up in a burqa to hide him from said tribe.

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* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', where two cops end up chasing Brian through an inexplicable marketplace and find what seems to be Brian in a burqa, only to discover it's actually just an ugly woman.
* On ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys'', although Eliza isn't actually running from anyone, she does use a veil in order to switch places with a friend in one episode. The disguise is impenetrable until said friend confesses to the ruse.

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* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', where two cops end up chasing Brian through an inexplicable marketplace and find what seems to be Brian in a burqa, only to discover it's actually just an ugly woman.
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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys'', although Eliza isn't actually running from anyone, she does use a veil in order to switch places with a friend in one episode. The disguise is impenetrable until said friend confesses to the ruse.



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* In France, the debates around interdiction of wearing burkha in the streets is partly inspired by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La%C3%AFcit%C3%A9 concerns related to the old French secularism principle]], and partly by this trope, to avoid thieves or burglars to hide their identity under this practical disguise.

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* In France, the debates around interdiction of wearing burkha in the streets is partly inspired by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La%C3%AFcit%C3%A9 concerns related to the old French secularism principle]], and partly by this trope, to avoid thieves or burglars to hide their identity under this practical disguise.disguise.

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26th Sep '16 4:33:04 AM Psychopompos007
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* A PoliticalCartoon published in an issu of French news magazine ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%27Obs L'Obs]]'' ([[TheWarOnTerror not very long after the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan]]) featured two burqas wearing characters walking in a desert, with the following speech balloons:
--> [[UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden Osama]], I told you [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_11_attacks the towers]] were a bad idea.
--> Shut up, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammed_Omar Omar]]!
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