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Video: France's State Council suspended a ban on Burkinis in a French town, which should set the precedent for the rest of the country.

Comment: The notion that a woman is only free when she strips off, is as problematic the one that states she is free when she covers herself, writes Farhad Mirza

No man may choose whether I wear my hijab

Nargess Moballeghi

No man may choose whether I wear my hijab

Comment: In light of France's controversial Burkini ban, my hijab has been hijacked to become the battleground of a war, and I choose neither side, argues Nargess Moballeghi.

Burkini bans call French ideas of tolerance into question

The New Arab & agencies

Burkini bans call French ideas of tolerance into question

In-depth: France's burkini bans have sparked outrage in the UK, which is understood to have a more multicultural approach to integration.

#Burkiniban: London campaigners throw 'beach party' outside French embassy

The New Arab

#Burkiniban: London campaigners throw 'beach party' outside French embassy

Campaigners are holding a 'Wear What You Want' beach party at the French Embassy in London on Thursday to show support for Muslim women in the ...

The New Arab

French official threatens to sue over burkini ban photos

A French official has threatened to sue social media users who share images of police enforcing the country's controversial burkini ban.

The New Arab & agencies

French Muslim body to meet government over burkini ban

The CFCM will meet with French Interior Minister on Wednesday after images of police forcing a Muslim woman to take her top off on a Nice beach ...

Usaid Saddiqui

France's burqini ban institutionalises Islamophobia

Comment: The recent ban on the burqini follows in a series of legal measures in France that curtail women's freedoms and give cover to ...

Hadani Ditmars

The experience of swimming: Burkinis and fierce sea creatures

Blog: The open water of the sea allows author Hadani Ditmars to reflect upon the depth of the struggle faced by women who reject the policing of ...

France's phantom values: 'Freedom and equality'

Sana Uqba

France's phantom values: 'Freedom and equality'

As the French state continues to chant for liberty, equality and fraternity, officials continue to crackdown on Muslims attempting to abide by ...

The New Arab & agencies

French politicians refuse to swim with Muslim 'Burkini' tide

Plans for a pool day exclusively for Muslim women in a Marseille waterpark was met with outrage by French politicians who called for its ban on ...

French minister: Hijabis like 'negroes who supported slavery'

The New Arab

French minister: Hijabis like 'negroes who supported slavery'

A French minister on Wednesday caused outrage by comparing Muslim women who wear the hijab to 'negroes who supported slavery'.

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