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The Burkini Is A Problem, But Banning It Is No Solution

Tom J Wilson | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Politics
Tom J Wilson

Europe now appears set to play host to a miserable culture clash. But if political leaders don't act fast we may even see an escalation to outbreaks of sectarian and inter-ethnic violence. What is for sure, however, is that simply trying to outlaw the most visible signs of the problem will be no solution.

France's Ban On The Burkini Is A Problem For Humanity Not Just Muslim Women

Hanan Issa | Posted 26.08.2017 | UK
Hanan Issa

Whether you agree with the concept of hijab, burkinis, or modest wear in general is beside the point. Every woman should be allowed to consent to reveal or cover her own body. Her choice. Not an armed police guard and not a town Mayor's.

These 9 Badass Women Totally Rocked The Burkini

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Style

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last week, you might have missed the outrage going on about women’s beach attire on the other side...

British Author Compares French Police To Isis After Forcing Women To Remove Burkini

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK

French police who forced a woman to remove her burkini on a beach in Nice ‘are no better’ than Islamic State militants, a British author has claim...

The One Awkward Point Everyone Is Making About France's #BurkiniBan Debate

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK

Photos of four armed French policemen forcing a woman to remove her burkini on a beach have sparked a fierce debate. The images were taken in Nice on ...

Four Armed Policemen Force Woman To Remove Burkini On French Beach

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK

Photos of armed police forcing a woman on a beach to remove some of her clothing as part of France’s ban on the burkini have emerged, setting off a ...

The 'Silent Cities' Of The Battlefields

Grace Freeman | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK
Grace Freeman

I've lost count of the number of times that I've dodged unexploded grenades walking across the fields of Serre or spotted tangles of rusting barbed wire in the soil. Exploring the battlegrounds is a multi-sensory experience and the pulse of war is always tangible, just below the surface.

By Banning The Burkini, The French Are Blaming Muslims

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK
Dr Chris Allen

At worst, the ban is another example of French institutional Islamophobia. At best, it would seem to be a smokescreen behind which the real reason Corsica is "sitting on a powder-keg" of tensions and violence. And that powder keg would seem to be rather more about Corsican nationalists than Muslims or those of North African origin.

Burkinis Banned From Cannes Beach After French Terror Attacks

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK

The mayor of Cannes has banned full-body, head-covering swimsuits worn by some Muslim women from the resort’s beaches. The ban on so-called burkinis...

Plastic Bags and the Ecological Revolution at Hand

Julian Vigo | Posted 05.08.2017 | UK
Julian Vigo

A report published in the journal Science in 2015 estimates that about eight million tonnes of plastic ends up in global waters each year:  "We calcu...

13 Dead In France After Bar Fire 'Started By Dropped Birthday Cake'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 06.08.2016 | UK

A fire at a bar in the city of Rouen, in France’s Normandy region, has left 13 people dead and six injured. It was suggested that the deadly blaze m...

People Stick Up For 'Burkini-Only' Swimming Day Condemned By Right-Wing Politicians

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK

A “Burkini only” day at a French waterpark, aimed at Muslim women who do not want to expose their bodies while swimming, has been defended after r...

Muslims Are Refusing To Bury France Priest Killer Adel Kermiche

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 30.07.2016 | UK

Muslims in France have refused to bury one of the men who murdered an 85-year-old Catholic priest in his church last week. Community leaders say they ...

The Disheartening Death of the European Left

Jo Simmons | Posted 29.07.2017 | UK Politics
Jo Simmons

Copyright: Flickr via thierry ehrmann The European Left is in a parlous state. France's Socialist president, Francois Hollande made history in 2014 w...

Armed Guards Will Now Be Accompanying British Tourists On Holiday

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK

Armed police and soldiers will guard French holiday sites popular with tourists this summer following a growing number of terrorist attacks across the...

Hoping That France Can 'Go High' in Response to Priest Murder

Jennifer Morgan | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK
Jennifer Morgan

It is the sort of breaking news you can neither comprehend nor believe. When I heard that Father Jacques Hamel, an 84 year old priest, was murdered by having his throat cut in St-Etienne-du-Rouvray, in Northern France, by two men claiming to be part of ISIS, I just could not believe it.

French Newspaper's Controversial New Vow To Tackle Isis Is Dividing Opinion

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK

A French newspaper has made a controversial editorial change to how it will cover terror attacks in France, vowing not to publish photos of the perpet...

French Church Attackers Who Killed Priest, 84, 'Claimed Allegiance To Isis'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK

Two knife-wielding men who killed an elderly priest during a hostage situation at a church in France on Tuesday claimed allegiance to so-called Islami...

Bus Carrying UK Teenagers Crashes In Eastern France

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 23.07.2016 | UK

A bus carrying teenagers from a Gloucestershire school has crashed in France with 15 people injured, according to reports. The bus crashed onto its si...

Angry Crowds Boo French Prime Minister As He Arrives At Nice Memorial Service

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls was booed by crowds as he arrived for a minute’s silence to honour victims who were killed in the Nice attack. Th...

Man Loses Six Family Members In Nice Lorry Massacre

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 16.07.2016 | UK

A man lost six members of his family in the horrific lorry massacre in Nice, French media reported. The man, named as Christophe Lyon, was with his ...

Toddler Feared Orphaned In Nice Attack After No-One Comes To Visit Him In Hospital

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 16.07.2016 | UK

A toddler injured in the Nice lorry attack is feared to have been orphaned after no-one has come to identify him in hospital. The child was among crow...

The Number Of People Injured In Nice Has Risen To 202

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK

Some 202 people were injured, in addition to the 84 who were killed in the Nice terror attack on Thursday night, the French prosecutor has said. Frenc...

Here's Why People Are Tired Of Sympathy Hashtags After Nice Attack

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK

#JeSuisCharlie. #JeSuisParis. #JeSuisBruxelles. #JeSuisOrlando. #JeSuisIstanbul. #JeSuisBaghdad. #JeSuisBangladesh. #JeSuisNice. Collectively these h...

Footage Shows Moment Nice Terror Truck Driver Swarmed By Police

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK

Footage recorded at the scene of the Nice terror attack show police officers swarming the truck which ploughed into crowds, killing at least 84 people...