I came across this rather odd little story today, it's about some people in Egypt who have decided to create a TV channel that exclusively features women who are wearing the full Islamic veil. Now that the new Egyptian government has "god" on its side I wonder what other religiously inspired stuff will emerge, let's hope Egypt, a country with a long secular tradition, isn't now on some inexorable slide toward becoming an Islamic state like Iran, with all of the associated strife that tends to imply, especially for women.
One point of interest does intrigue me about women who advocate such costumes, presumably they do it in order to adhere to the dogmas in their ancient holy books about dressing "modestly" by not exposing any part of their flesh, which I always thought was a slightly excessive way of interpreting those words. Anyway, as you can see from this picture those same women are still keen on enhancing their sexual attractiveness to the opposite sex by decorating the only part of their bodies visible (for practical reasons), their eyes - why?
Hint: Evolutionary Biology might provide a satisfactory answer to this question, I doubt any religion could.