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A clip from a new reality TV show called Muslims Like Us shows how some people react to women wearing full-face Islamic veils.

Anjum, a cast member on the show, has an encounter with another woman while sitting on Sydney's Manly Beach dressed in a niqab.

'I thought there was a law against the burqa, is that starting to change?' the woman says to another participant in the show, Bianca, who is a feminist and a boxer.

The three go on to have a respectful dialogue, with the woman asking Anjum - who refuses to mix with men and covers her whole body and face - about the garment.

'Do you really want to be behind that, and not express yourself and be free?' she asks.


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