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Banning Burkini, Intensify fundamentalist and Degrading Women

Abdalhadi Alijla | Posted 09.30.2016 | Politics
Abdalhadi Alijla

The shocking photos of the four-armed policemen forcing apparently a Muslim woman to take off her clothes has revealed huge debate, cartoons and will last for the next few days.

Burkini-Wearing Woman Gets Chased Off French Beach

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.21.2016 | World

Zeynab Alshelh donned a blue burkini and walked onto a beach in southeastern France. The 23-year-old medical student had crossed 10,000 miles, flying ...

The Burkini Ban Isn't The Beginning Or The End

Manal Omar | Posted 09.14.2016 | Religion
Manal Omar

Women shouldn't have to choose between liberty and safety -- we should have both unconditionally.

In France, Connecting Online to Unify not Divide Citizens

Human Rights First | Posted 09.06.2016 | World
Human Rights First

By Susan Corke, Director, Antisemitism and Extremism, Human Rights First and Ilan Scialom, Vice President, Coexister, France The perpetrator of the B...

Is France Right to Ban the Burkini?

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 09.12.2016 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

Image courtesy of Splashgear LLC. In late July, the Mayor of Cannes, David Lisnard, banned the burkini on public beaches, calling them "the uniform ...

The Absurdity Of The Burkini Ban In One Perfect Metaphor

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.01.2016 | Women

As the discussion of burkini bans in France crossed the globe, one Londoner questioned why we haven’t banned men in suits. A man named Henry Stewar...

Burkini Ban: What Does A Conference In Montreal On September 15 Have To Do With It?

Arvind Sharma | Posted 08.31.2016 | Religion
Arvind Sharma

What does a Burkini ban have to do with a forthcoming global conference on World's Religions After September 11, which meets in Montreal at the Palais des congress on September 15, 2016? The answer is: "Everything," strange as it might sound.

France's Leader Actually Thinks Breasts Are More French Than Headscarves

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 08.31.2016 | World

France’s prime minister took the debate on the burkini ban to new levels when he invoked one of the country’s national symbols ― the figure of M...

The Real Stakes in the Burkini Mess

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 08.29.2016 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

PARIS -- The burkini ban made authorities and the republic they represent look ridiculous. Yet at the same time, the matter is complex.

L'Affaire Burkini Bans On The Beaches Of Cannes

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 08.29.2016 | Women
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

It's not about safety -- or morals in any ordinary sense of the word. It's about conformity -- a charge the French would bristle at.

Burkini Bluster: History And Humor Help

Kimann Schultz | Posted 08.29.2016 | Style
Kimann Schultz

The hoopla over Burkinigate (as had it occurred on a Jersey shore, it would've been called that) is fascinating on many levels. It illustrates perfec...

France's Sarkozy Says He Would Change Constitution To Ban Burkinis

Reuters | Willa Frej | Posted 08.29.2016 | World

Former French president Nicholas Sarkozy said on Monday he would change the country’s constitution to ban full-body burkini swimsuits if he is re-el...

Me And My (Homemade) Burkini

Martha Burk | Posted 08.29.2016 | Politics
Martha Burk

So here I am, American born, raised a Southern Baptist and now non-religious, in my homemade burkini. It's made of a swim mask adopted from Chinese w...

Nicolas Sarkozy Promises Nationwide Ban Of Burkinis If Elected

HuffPost France | Sara Elkamel | Posted 08.26.2016 | World

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy declared that the burkini must be banned throughout the country at his first political rally since announcing ...

Burkini-Style Swimwear Has Been Popular In India For Years

Quartz India | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 08.26.2016 | World

Bollywood stars may show off their bikini bodies on screen but a trip to the beach or a swimming pool in India reveals that modest swimwear is the mor...

Top French Court Makes Initial Ruling To Suspend Burkini Ban

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.26.2016 | World

PARIS, Aug 26 (Reuters) - A French court on Friday suspended a ban on full-body “burkini” swimsuits imposed by a Mediterranean resort that has ang...

The Extremely Weak Reasoning Behind France's 'Burkini Ban'

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.25.2016 | World

Images of police officers appearing to force a Muslim woman to remove her clothing on a beach in Nice have brought renewed scrutiny to France’s so-c...

From the 'Burkini Ban' to U.S. Olympic Fencer Ibithaj Muhammad: Changing the Conversation on Muslim Women

Samina Ali | Posted 08.25.2016 | Women
Samina Ali

The notion that Muslim women need outside guidance in order to dress appropriately--and I dare any of you to say that to Ibithaj Muhammad's face--is one of countless belittling attitudes about Muslim women that I hoped to challenge in the global exhibition I curated for Global Fund for Women.

9 European Countries Where Burqas, Niqabs And Burkinis Are Controversial

Reuters | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.25.2016 | Religion

Restrictions on face and full-body veils are back in the spotlight in parts of Europe after some French cities banned the burkini swimsuit, saying the...

In France You Can Wear What You Want, Unless You're Muslim

Menerva Hammad | Posted 08.25.2016 | World
Menerva Hammad

It is obvious that women in France don't have the right to choose what to wear. They have to adhere to what men deem appropriate. Should a woman try to fight back, she will be punished -- just like in Afghanistan.

Burkini Bans, Muslim 'Hygiene,' And The History Of The Holocaust

Anya Cordell | Posted 08.25.2016 | Religion
Anya Cordell

There are a lot of issues associated with swimsuits; ask any woman. But the newest is hysteria over what some Muslim women are wearing; too much fabr...

Photos Of Burkini Ban Enforcement Show Frightening Reality Of Policing Women's Bodies

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.24.2016 | Religion

Photos began circulating Tuesday evening showing four armed policemen approaching a woman resting on the beach in Nice, France and apparently asking h...

This Man Is Paying The Fines For Women Ticketed Under France's Burkini Ban

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 08.25.2016 | World

A wealthy entrepreneur who has taken it upon himself to pay the fines of women ticketed under France’s new “burkini” ban says he’s merely tryi...

The Burkini Ban And The Notion Of A 'Good' French Muslim Woman

Akram Belkaïd | Posted 08.24.2016 | World
Akram Belkaïd

Whether you like it or not, it always comes back to the same question of assimilation: Does being a "good" French Muslim woman mean that she must never show that she is Muslim?

In a Coastal Town in Muslim-Majority Turkey, Turks Are Divided on France's Burkini Ban

Ilgin Yorulmaz | Posted 08.23.2016 | World
Ilgin Yorulmaz

IZMIR PROVINCE, Turkey -- With historical ties to France, Turks have mixed opinions on the burkini both in France and in their own country.