I'm currently writing a part where my heroine has to meet with members of a jihadist group in an isolated location at a predominantly Muslim country. She needs to purchase artifacts they have looted from a museum. She fully understands that such dealings are illegal and highly dangerous, but she needs the artifacts really badly so there's no other option. The person who helped her arrange this meeting is a local, and advises her to wear the niqab at the meeting in order to 1.reduce any potentially dangerous situations, as the jihadists are easily offended fundamentalists 2.protect her identity (that is, prevent the jihadists from seeing her face and possibly threatening or blackmailing her afterwards). She accepts the advise. The result is that while she succeeds in not offending the jihadists, they still try to bully her into paying more than the agreed amount because she's a woman nonetheless. (as in: bullies considering women to be easier targets than men, or just preferring targets who they perceive to be "weak" in general. More of a sexist/misogyny thing than their fundamentalist leanings.) So my question is, is it likely or realistic for a local to suggest a non-Muslim women to wear the niqab (or hijab or burqa) in such situations? And do you think this scene strongly offend Muslims (because the heroine is a non-Muslim wearing Muslim clothing) or feminists (because the heroine chooses the wear a niqab)? I mean, I know I can't please everybody, but I would prefer to avoid unnecessary controversy. It's just a small portion -- doesn't take up an entire chapter or something, but just in case.