French govt defends burkini bans as fourth city plans to prohibit swimsuitThe French government has defended municipal bans on body-covering Muslim burkini swimwear but called on mayors to try and cool tensions between communities.
The debate over burkini bans in FranceSome say the burkini goes against French secularist values, though it doesn't technically break the country's laws against religious wear.
Inside the French debate on burkinisSome say the burkini goes against French secularist values, though it doesn't technically break the country's laws against religious wear.
France: should French authorities ban the burkini? FRANCE24's Catherine Nicholson asked Hanna Woodhead, Asst. Prof. of Theology at Geneva University. She put forward the argument that some Muslim women see the burkini as a tool for empowerment because they might otherwise be unable to go to the beach or to swim.
France: Should French authorities ban the burkini?France: should French authorities ban the burkini? FRANCE24's Catherine Nicholson asked Hanna Woodhead, Asst. Prof. of Theology at Geneva University. She put…
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'Burqini Day' cancelled at French waterparkA private swimming pool party planned by a Muslim womens' association near Marseilles has been cancelled. Attendees were asked to wear "burqinis" and while there is nothing…
France - Bangladesh
NGO worker imprisoned in Bangladesh returns home to FranceA French NGO volunteer and Muslim convert who was imprisoned in Bangladesh for 70 days returned home to France on Sunday to a hero's welcome.
IN THE FRENCH PAPERS
Russia and Rio Games: 'A return to the Soviet Union'IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Friday, August 5: The French papers have criticised the IOC's decision to allow two-thirds of Russian athletes to compete in Rio despite the doping…
Adieu, Father HamelTributes abounded at slain priest Father Jacques Hamel's funeral mass in Rouen today. We also look at Le Monde's editorial on how to encourage a form of Islam in France that is…
IN THE FRENCH PAPERS
Adama Traoré died of 'asphyxiation' in French police custodyIN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Tuesday, August 2: Slain priest Father Jacques Hamel will be buried today as debate continues in France over how to rein in radicalism. Libération reports…
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Memorial interfaith Mass urges French to ‘oppose violence with love’Muslims attended Catholic Mass in cities and towns across France on Sunday in a show of solidarity following the grisly murder of an 86-year-old priest at a Normandy church…