Notice the efforts to ban hoodies went away and crime spiked?
Scientifically, it produces more antisocial behaviour.
I’ll believe it’s religious when the men fully adopt it.
It’s called deindividuation.
The findings revealed that significant positive relationships existed between the use of disguises and several measures of aggression
It’s a known finding over many, many studies. It’s Established Science TM.
(Police wearing facial protection have ID numbers displayed.)
If they have a public cause, the purpose of appearing in public about it is to lend your face and voice. Anything less is terrorism and intimidation for the reasons below.
Sumptuary laws are culturally encouraged for preservation of the peace.
“Jewish leaders issued sumptuary guidelines out of concern for the safety of their community. Medieval Jews were discouraged from dressing like Christians, in part for fear that assimilation could lead to conversion.”
It directly damages social trust to allow any group to go about publicly with their face covered.
“Arguably the most important contribution basic science has made to our understanding of emotion concerns the universality of facial expressions of emotion. Darwin (1872) was the first to suggest that they were universal; his ideas about emotions were a centerpiece of his theory of evolution, suggesting that emotions and their expressions were biologically innate and evolutionarily adaptive, and that similarities in them could be seen phylogenetically.”…
Yes, since established.
Real World Applications of the Basic Science of Facial Expressions of Emotion
Findings concerning the universality of facial expressions of emotion and the existence of microexpressions can help people in a range of professions requiring face-to-face interactions improve their skills in reading the emotions of others. Reading facial expressions of emotion, and especially microexpressions, can aid the development of rapport, trust, and collegiality; they can be useful in making credibility assessments, evaluating truthfulness and detecting deception; and better information about emotional states provides the basis for better cooperation, negotiation, or sales.
Multiculturalism is impossible with covered and concealed facial expressions.
It is anti-assimilation, it is intolerant and breeds a sense of alienation, hostility and distrust.