History Main / HidingInAHijab

30th Jan '16 8:40:39 AM nombretomado
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* In ''SyphonFilter: The Omega Strain'', the female version of Cobra dresses in a burqa for the [[NoGearLevel Arms Bazaar]] [[StealthBasedMission mission]] in Yemen. As usual, certain guards can see through the player's disguise, although the others don't seem to notice when you're carrying a weapon and wearing night vision goggles on the ''outside'' of the veil. Just don't walk around with the gun drawn.
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* In ''SyphonFilter: The Omega Strain'', ''VideoGame/SyphonFilterTheOmegaStrain'', the female version of Cobra dresses in a burqa for the [[NoGearLevel Arms Bazaar]] [[StealthBasedMission mission]] in Yemen. As usual, certain guards can see through the player's disguise, although the others don't seem to notice when you're carrying a weapon and wearing night vision goggles on the ''outside'' of the veil. Just don't walk around with the gun drawn.
7th Sep '15 12:22:10 PM Tuckerscreator
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* In ''Things Not Seen'', an American woman named Sheila regularly wears a burka when out in public, not to hide weapons or stolen items but to conceal a more dangerous secret: she's actually invisible. Since she can't turn visible again and the only other alternative is [[InvisibleStreakergoing going naked...]]
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* In ''Things Not Seen'', an American woman named Sheila regularly wears a burka when out in public, not to hide weapons or stolen items but to conceal a more dangerous secret: she's actually invisible. Since she can't turn visible again and the only other alternative is [[InvisibleStreakergoing [[InvisibleStreaker going naked...]]
7th Sep '15 12:21:46 PM Tuckerscreator
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* In ''Things Not Seen'', an American woman named Sheila regularly wears a burka when out in public, not to hide weapons or stolen items but to conceal a more dangerous secret: she's actually invisible. Since she can't turn visible again and the only other alternative is [[InvisibleStreakergoing going naked...]]
7th Sep '15 12:14:08 PM nombretomado
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* Used in [[NewMutants New X-Men: Academy X]], when ComicBook/{{X 23}} knocks out Dust and "borrows" her niqab, going in her place to what X recognizes as a trap. When a sniper shoots "Dust" and they bring in the body, Laura [[HealingFactor wakes up]] and takes them out.
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* Used in [[NewMutants ''[[ComicBook/NewMutants New X-Men: Academy X]], X]]'', when ComicBook/{{X 23}} knocks out Dust and "borrows" her niqab, going in her place to what X recognizes as a trap. When a sniper shoots "Dust" and they bring in the body, Laura [[HealingFactor wakes up]] and takes them out.
19th Jul '15 8:00:16 AM LostInOblivion
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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. And really, besides tipping off the audience that the scene takes place in the Middle East, isn't this the only reason these clothes exist?
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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. And really, besides tipping off the audience that the scene takes place in the Middle East, isn't this the only reason these clothes exist? WheresWaldo.
19th Jul '15 7:59:25 AM LostInOblivion
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Ah, [[UsefulNotes/IslamicDress the hijab]], and its close cousins the niqab and the burqa; these articles of clothing are most associated with Middle-Eastern Muslim maidens (for their modesty). They also have the distinctive properties of being 1. Extremely common in certain locations and 2. Face-concealing. This means that if you as a fictional character are on the lam in {{Qurac}}, running through the ubiquitous out-door marketplaces in an attempt to dodge your pursuers by leaping over apple-carts, you have a perfect means of evading capture: Simply don one of those big, black outfits the women are wearing, and [[LostInACrowd vanish right into the crowd]]. ([[DisguisedInDrag Actually being a woman is optional]], if you can avoid being [[LarynxDissonance given away by your voice]].)
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Ah, [[UsefulNotes/IslamicDress the hijab]], and its close cousins the niqab and the burqa; these articles of clothing are most associated with Middle-Eastern Muslim maidens (for their modesty). They also have the distinctive properties of being 1. Extremely common in certain locations and 2. Face-concealing. This means that if you as a fictional character are on the lam in {{Qurac}}, running through the ubiquitous out-door marketplaces in an attempt to dodge your pursuers by leaping over apple-carts, you have a perfect means of evading capture: Simply don one of those big, black outfits the women are wearing, and [[LostInACrowd vanish right into the crowd]]. ([[DisguisedInDrag Actually being a woman is optional]], if you can avoid being [[LarynxDissonance given away by your voice]].) crowd]].
19th Jul '15 7:58:22 AM LostInOblivion
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A subtrope of DisguisedInDrag.
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A subtrope of DisguisedInDrag.
14th Jul '15 7:00:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* In WhiteSunOfTheDesert, Black Abdullah uses this trick to get the drop on Petrukha (a Red Army soldier and Comrade Sukhov's sidekick) and kill him. * Epically done in JackieChan's ''TheAccidentalSpy''. While being pursued by enemy agents, he notices large swathes of cloth hanging from rafters, which he acrobatically wraps around him. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=roRnF4R_NZk#t=118s See for yourself.]]
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* In WhiteSunOfTheDesert, ''Film/WhiteSunOfTheDesert'', Black Abdullah uses this trick to get the drop on Petrukha (a Red Army soldier and Comrade Sukhov's sidekick) and kill him. * Epically done in JackieChan's ''TheAccidentalSpy''.Creator/JackieChan's ''Film/TheAccidentalSpy''. While being pursued by enemy agents, he notices large swathes of cloth hanging from rafters, which he acrobatically wraps around him. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=roRnF4R_NZk#t=118s See for yourself.]]

* ''TopGear'''s Middle East Christmas Special had the presenters take a meandering journey from Iraq to Bethelehem. Driving through Syria, the guys unexpectedly discovered that ''Top Gear'' is [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff extremely popular in Syria]]. Which posed a problem, because Israel doesn't allow entry to people who have been in Syria.[[note]]Having a second passport without evidence of travel to Syria is the usual workaround, but they feared "Top Gear Visits Syria" publicity might precede them.[[/note]] After their attempt to pass through the empty Syrian desert ended with James being hospitalised with a serious head injury, they then decided to don burqas instead to pass unnoticed. This cunning plan didn't work all that well, as three people in burqas driving bizarrely-modified convertible sports coupes still tend to draw attention.[[note]]In any case, they eventually made it past the Israeli border crossing without incident.[[/note]]
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* ''TopGear'''s ''Series/TopGear'''s Middle East Christmas Special had the presenters take a meandering journey from Iraq to Bethelehem. Driving through Syria, the guys unexpectedly discovered that ''Top Gear'' is [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff extremely popular in Syria]]. Which posed a problem, because Israel doesn't allow entry to people who have been in Syria.[[note]]Having a second passport without evidence of travel to Syria is the usual workaround, but they feared "Top Gear Visits Syria" publicity might precede them.[[/note]] After their attempt to pass through the empty Syrian desert ended with James being hospitalised with a serious head injury, they then decided to don burqas instead to pass unnoticed. This cunning plan didn't work all that well, as three people in burqas driving bizarrely-modified convertible sports coupes still tend to draw attention.[[note]]In any case, they eventually made it past the Israeli border crossing without incident.[[/note]]

* ''{{Doonesbury}}'': While in Afghanistan Hedley disguises himself this way, it triggers quite a few jokes.
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* ''{{Doonesbury}}'': ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'': While in Afghanistan Hedley disguises himself this way, it triggers quite a few jokes.
7th Jul '15 5:24:52 AM Deadbeatloser22
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* ''TopGear'''s Middle East Christmas Special had the presenters take a meandering journey from Iraq to Bethelehem. Driving through Syria, the guys unexpectedly discovered that ''Top Gear'' is [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff extremely popular in Syria]]. Which posed a problem, because Israel doesn't allow entry to people who have been in Syria.[[note]]Having a second passport without evidence of travel to Syria is the usual workaround, but they feared "Top Gear Visits Syria" publicity might precede them.[[/note]] After first attempting to pass through the empty Syrian desert, they then decided to don burqas instead to pass unnoticed. This cunning plan didn't work all that well, as three people in burqas driving bizarrely-modified convertible sports coupes still tend to draw attention.[[note]]In any case, they eventually made it past the Israeli border crossing without incident.[[/note]]
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* ''TopGear'''s Middle East Christmas Special had the presenters take a meandering journey from Iraq to Bethelehem. Driving through Syria, the guys unexpectedly discovered that ''Top Gear'' is [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff extremely popular in Syria]]. Which posed a problem, because Israel doesn't allow entry to people who have been in Syria.[[note]]Having a second passport without evidence of travel to Syria is the usual workaround, but they feared "Top Gear Visits Syria" publicity might precede them.[[/note]] After first attempting their attempt to pass through the empty Syrian desert, desert ended with James being hospitalised with a serious head injury, they then decided to don burqas instead to pass unnoticed. This cunning plan didn't work all that well, as three people in burqas driving bizarrely-modified convertible sports coupes still tend to draw attention.[[note]]In any case, they eventually made it past the Israeli border crossing without incident.[[/note]]
3rd Jun '15 9:27:40 PM FordPrefect
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mustaf_Jama Mustaf Jama]], was said to have been caught [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_yorkshire/6195581.stm attempting to flee the UK in a Muslim veil]] after being involved in the murder of a policewoman in a robbery.
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mustaf_Jama Mustaf Jama]], Jama]] was said to have been caught [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_yorkshire/6195581.stm attempting to flee the UK in a Muslim veil]] after being involved in the murder of a policewoman in a robbery.
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