Never before has such a small percentage of an estimated 1.6 million Muslims living in the U.K, been seen as the root cause for the failures in integration. Yet, Muslim women wearing the veil, (niqāb), are increasingly blamed for the apparent social dysfunction in society. But is this really about community 'separation'? Is the niqāb responsible for the 'difficulty' in fostering positive community relations? Or is there a real danger for the nation to fall in line with the vision of a secular 'apartheid' Europe?