I have ridiculed those who force their women to wear the burqa. But I am as wrong as they are: A burqa baffles only the eyes.
For a bad man, a woman modest to his eyes can be naked in his heart, and for a good man, a woman naked to his eyes can be modest in his heart.
What matters is not whether your wife is surrounded by more or less cloth, but whether she is surrounded by good or bad men.
East or west, sun or rain, any man who points at a people not his own and condemns it for the attire of its women should look not to the eyes of his fellow men, but to their hearts.