A Muslim mother and her two daughters were refused access to a pool at a resort in Winnipeg, Manitoba due to the burkinis they were wearing.
Grenoble's city council had voted in favour of allowing the use of burkinis on May 16, sparking howls of protest from conservative and far-right politicians.
A French court will hear an appeal to reverse a decision of the municipal authorities to allow the body-concealing swimsuit in public pools.
‘Clothes maketh the man,’ says the English adage, but it is women’s garb that continues to obsess French politicians — and not for any sartorial reasons.
Muslims see the measures as an attack on their right to practice religion.
The French secularism that has marginalised many in the Jewish community is now working overtime to do the same to French Muslims.
When Halima Aden, a Somali-American, became the first model to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 'Islamic' attire, the rare move was applauded as a progressive step towards the empowerment of Muslim women. But not everyone is convinced.
The Australian who carried out the terrorist attack in Christchurch was influenced by French Islamophobes, but just how far back does the country’s antipathy towards Islam go?
French sports brand Decathlon has decided not to sell its hijab sportswear in France. Why are the French so threatened a piece of clothing?
The United Nations human rights office is urging beach resorts in France to remove their bans on the burkini calling it a "stupid reaction" that did not improve security, but fuelled religious intolerance.
The bans on the full-body bathing suit had outraged rights defenders worldwide.
The Australian designer who created the burqini, a full body head-covering swimsuit, says the burqini ban in France boosted online burqini sales up to 200%.
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