Whatchu going to do when they come for you? Who says letters to the editor are dead, definitely not ‘Henry Stewart’ from London, whose well-penned argument has gone viral on social media sites such as twitter under the hashtag #BanSuits. Stewart accurately points out most issues to do with corruption, war, political games and dangers to society… Read More This letter to the editor has gone viral… #BanSuits
Freelance illustrator, Maeril, based in Paris published a guide on what to do if you see incidents of Islamophobia. As part of her co-admin role at The Middle Eastern Feminist Facebook page, Maeril created the cartoon strip in response to growing Islamophobic abuse on Muslim women in France. “I’m focusing on protecting Muslims here, as… Read More This French illustrator has the perfect guide to what to do if you see Islamophobic abuse
In light of the recent burkini ban debacle, which dominated media coverage this past week, here is an academic overview into the intersections of fashion, Islam and Orientalism. Let’s just get one thing straight: there’s no direct translation in Arabic for the word ‘veil’. Many Muslim women refer to the headscarf, not as hijab –… Read More Fashion and the re-inscription of Muslim identity – a female only space
French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, took to Facebook to express his support for the burkini ban on the country’s beaches even after the Conseil d’Etat deemed the ban “definitely illegal”. Valls said the burkini is a symbol of “political Islamism” and therefore a political affirmation of these ‘values’ in public spaces. Though admitting theses values to be in the minority the Prime… Read More Politicians still playing games after #BurkiniBan was deemed ‘definitely illegal’
Best photo yet: If you want an understanding of issues surrounding #BurkiniBan / any debate surrounding Muslim women pic.twitter.com/PtfE9w35xt — Scheherazade Bloul (@scherrybloul) August 25, 2016 The photo’s creator is Pulitzer prize winning editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes, editorial cartoons for the Washington Post, the gif was originally published on The Washington Post website.
By Dr Rachel Bloul France hates being laughed at, so what’s up with the burkini ban? French people are rather full of their semi-glorious history (I know, I’m French myself) and do not admit willingly to being ridiculous, pompous semi-asses with a liberal serving of uneducated, low-class prejudices. So have they lost their heads about… Read More The folly of the #Burkiniban
Photos of at least four armed police men forcing a woman who was wearing a burkini to strip it off in Nice, went viral on Tuesday. Her ticket read that she was not wearing “an outfit respecting good morals and secularism”. Authorities in several French towns have implemented bans on the Burkini, which covers the body and head,… Read More The best tweets showing the absurdity of the #BurkiniBan on French beaches