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Should Muslims Have The Right To Wear Burkinis In France?

Pierre Whalon | Posted 08.19.2016 | Politics
Pierre Whalon

Since several French mayors decided to ban from their beaches the "burkini", or full-body bathing suit, worn by some conservative Muslim women, a lot of criticism of French restrictions on women's liberties has resurfaced.

11 Tweets That Sum Up The Absurdity of The Burkini Ban

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.16.2016 | Religion

There’s a full-fledged political debate going on in France over, well, proper swimming attire. On Sunday, a small town on the island of Corsica beca...

Paris Opera Cast Refuses To Perform Until Woman Wearing Full Veil Leaves Audience

The New York Times | DAN BILEFSKY | Posted 10.23.2014 | Religion

The government said Monday that it would circulate guidelines for cultural institutions on France’s law against wearing full veils in public places ...

Is the Hijab a Symbol of Diversity or a Symbol of Oppression?

Valerie Tarico | Posted 04.20.2014 | Religion
Valerie Tarico

Coca Cola's "America the Beautiful" ad on Super Bowl Sunday aimed to be a celebration of diversity, showcasing the many ethnicities that make up our modern social fabric.

Lessons From a Harem: An American Bride in Kabul by Phyllis Chesler

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 12.28.2013 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

An American Bride in Kabul throws down the gauntlet to Western feminists who refuse to condemn these practices. It is a challenge that is at the very least worth hearing.

Is This Denim Burqa Ad Empowering Or Offensive?

Religion News Service | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 09.21.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Islamophobic or empowering? Those are among the reactions to a new Diesel jeans ad featuring a heavily tattooed, topless white woman wearing a r...

Diesel Takes 'Diversity' To A Whole New Level

The Huffington Post | Lauren Leibowitz | Posted 09.09.2013 | Style

Diesel recently made headlines for its unconventional fall ad campaign, which features Tumblr stars and so-called "real people" modeling the brand's w...

6 Lessons Disney Could Learn From Pakistan's Newest Superhero

The Huffington Post | LindseyDavis | Posted 07.29.2013 | Good News

Part karate kid and part superhero, Pakistan's first animated television series is a better role model for girls than any princess Disney's ever drawn...

How The Home Shopping Network Turned Me Into A Zebra

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 08.13.2012 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

Before I could think it through, I reached for my credit card and phoned the number on the screen. I knew I had to do it immediately because there were only 6,003 Tan Towels left, and their phone lines were lighting up.

The Outside Insider: New Work by Taravat Talepasand

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 07.25.2011 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

Image-making is by definition always a process of objectification; Iranian-American artist Taravat Talepasand extends this process by incorporating the use of self-portraiture into her work.

WATCH: Powerful Afghan Show Lets Muslim Women Speak Against Abuse

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A new Afghan television program is hoping to provide a forum for local women to speak out against widespread abuse, rape and other issues, CNN is repo...

'Burka Woman' Satire Video Sparks Outrage

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Pakistani comedian's music video send-up of the pop classic "Oh, Pretty Woman" is being slammed in the blogosphere as a mockery of Muslim values. ...

Carnita Williams, Australian Muslim Woman, Pleads Not Guilty In 'Racist' Burka Case

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Muslim woman facing criminal charges in Australia now alleges she is a victim of mistaken identity, given that she was wearing a burka when nabbed b...

Islamic Garb in America : Fear and Joy for You, and Juan Williams Too

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Terry Kelhawk

Has anyone ever said to a Muslim, "Welcome to America ?" Try replacing fear with friendship. Ask questions and show true respect. Then you can explain American values, how we got them, and why we want to keep America free.

WATCH: RELIGIOUS ART: In Gods We Trust. Nick Walker's Iconic, Controversial Art

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

Amongst a life-size model of a woman dressed in a 'stars-and-stripes' burka, human hearts half buried in sand and children chiseling away at an edible...

Richard Dawkins Likens Burqas To Trash Bags, Speaks Of 'Visceral Revulsion' To Islamic Veils

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Outspoken British academic Richard Dawkins has sparked outrage by likening the burqa to a "full bin liner." [The British phrase for trash bag.] In...

Muslim Women Thrown Out Of Pool For Wearing 'Burkinis' In France

The Telegraph | Henry Samuel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Two Muslim women were ordered to leave a swimming pool in a French holiday village on the southwest coast for wearing body-covering "burkinis."...

No Burkas in the Boardroom

Candy Spelling | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Candy Spelling

Everyone should be worried about security. But to strike out at a small religious group of Muslim women in France in case someone planning to do harm will emulate their clothing is not the way to go.

Burqa Bans From an American Muslim's Perspective

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

Banning and denigrating a cultural tradition simply divides communities and engenders anger and resentment in a way that is not constructive toward building a multicultural society.

Australian Pol Calls For Burqa Ban After Armed Robbery

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An armed robbery allegedly carried out by a man wearing a burka has sparked a row in Australia on whether the full-face Islamic veil should be banned....

Europe's Anti-Muslim Racism

Ahmed Moor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmed Moor

The specter of racism leers menacingly over Western Europe today. More and more Europeans are reacting to Europe's changing racial profile in ever more illiberal ways, typically under the guise of lawful legislative intervention.

Syria Bans Female Teachers From Wearing Veils

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Robert Weller

While much attention is being paid to European countries considering banning the burka, which allows only the eyes of Muslim women to be seen, an Arab country is barring its teachers from wearing them.

Some Arabs See Wisdom In Burqa Bans

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Tom A. Peter, GlobalPost AMMAN, Jordan -- As European country after European country banned Muslims from wearing the burqa, niqab or other Islamic c...

Human Rights Hotties?

Rick Cleveland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Rick Cleveland

I wonder how it is that this smart, talented, presumably goodhearted group of people could have been so oblivious about traipsing around a misogynist oil sheikdom in eight-hundred dollar shoes.

Passive European Muslims Partially To Blame for Swiss Minaret Ban

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sabria Jawhar

Switzerland's Muslims can remain silent and continue to be marginalized or they can involve themselves in government policy and the media to shape their future.