Please offer some advice on the following scenario. We are seeing the beginnings of change in the mentality of the UK non-muslim population. Although they dislike the burka, they tolerate it. However, the niqab is something that politicians have openly insulted, with no apology and have been supported surprisingly by previously very quiet non-muslims up and down the UK.
They voice opinions such as it being a security risk as helmets and balaclavas and other face veils are not allowed in public. So currently their hate for it is based on some justification. From their point of view, it is a fair comment and they cannot understand why there is discrimination. You either allow all face coverings in public or ban them, there’s no in-between.
However I am worried as my sisters and mother wear the niqab. May Allah protect them but I am undecided as to what to do moving forward.