Would someone please explain to me the reason females of certain religions(not sure if its muslim or what it is) where Burkas... I never understood the real meaning of it and was wondering what it's for... I used to think it was because women in the middle east weren't alowd without one just as a rule, but that doesn't explain why when some women come to Canada they continue to wear it. PLEASE explain what is the significance of it so I can try to understand it... Thanks.
note: for those who don't know what I am talking about its one of these: