Ban the Burkini, or, How to Make a Good Muslim

By bd18|September 12, 2016|CISD|0 comments

By Simon Perfect France’s burkini bans have reminded us that laïcité today is not just about the separation of church and state. It’s also about actively reconstructing religion in line with state values. Following the terrorist attack on Nice in July, a number of French towns prohibited the wearing of ‘conspicuously’ religious beachwear, with the full-body burkini worn by some Muslim women being the explicit target. Most of the bans

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