France’s Shameful and Absurd Burkini Ban: Banning Burkini in Wake of Terror Attacks Creates Dangerous Confusion

France’s Shameful and Absurd Burkini Ban: Banning Burkini in Wake of Terror Attacks Creates Dangerous Confusion

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A Muslim woman wears a burkini, a swimsuit that leaves only the face, hands and feet exposed, on a beach in Marseille, France, August 17, 2016. © 2016 Reuters

“But the burkini bans are more than just unfair and discriminatory, they are also dangerous. Because linking a bathing suit to terrorist threats, without any facts to justify such a statement, endorses false and harmful narratives about Muslim communities and risks increasing tensions between communities, while hardening the feeling of injustice felt by some Muslims in France.”

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