Every time I hear about the veil, and how Islam is to blame, this is what I want to say to everyone. Its a part of real history. As women we are free. (If you heard that Islam oppresses women please read.
A man complained to the Prophet (peace be upon him) about the harshness of his own heart. So the prophet (peace be upon him) told him: 'If you want to soften your heart, then feed a poor person and rub the head of an orphan.