Via Times of Israel:
A new satellite television channel featuring only women wearing a traditional Muslim face-covering will be unveiled later this month, Ahram Online reported on Thursday.
The new station, the first of its kind in Egypt, will exclusively feature women dressed in the niqab veil, a full head covering with only a slit for the eyes, as prescribed by Islamic Sharia law.
In addition to the presenters, the all-female staff, including the camera crews and technical support will all be under cover.
Set to launch on July 20th, the same day as the start of Ramadan, the Maraya channel is named after one of the prophet Mohmmad’s wives, a freed Egyptian Coptic slave.
The channel will broadcast six hours of faceless programmes a day on the ultra-conservative Islamic Umma Channel with an eye, and only an eye, on the virtues of the niqab and married life.
Female preacher El-Sheikha Safaa Refai, who will head the channel, revealed that broadcasts will be a barefaced effort to educate Muslim women about religion.