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Merci! Designer credits French burkini ban for sales boom

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SHAFAQNA- The woman who invented the burkini has reaped a tenfold jump in sales since France banned her swimwear, and says her coveralls have opened a whole new sporting life for Muslim women. Thousands of women in Europe – many non-Muslims…

Muslim woman fined 575 for swimming with Burkini

SHAFAQNA- A Muslim woman who rented a private vacation residence in France was reportedly made to pay €490 (US$575) because she swam in the property's communal pool while wearing a burkini. The owner said the pool had to be emptied and cleaned…

Burkini ban illustrates how unequal cultural power shapes lives of Muslims in Europe

SHAFAQNA - The banning of the ‘burkini’ by a number of French municipalities has generated heated discussion about the nature of secularism in France. George Kassimeris and Leonie Jackson write that the burkini ban, alongside attempts to…

Protesters held beach party against French Burkini ban in London

SHAFAQNA - UK protesters have gathered outside the French embassy in London to condemn a recent decision by several French cities to ban Islamic swimwear at public beaches. Campaigners armed with beach accessories held "free to wear what…

Debate on the Burkini, France and the fall of democracy

SHAFAQNA - In this episode of the debate Catherine Shakdam, Director of the Shafaqna Institute for Middle Eastern Studies goes up against Tony Bugle to dicsuss France's burkini craze and the end of civil liberties.    

Burkini Sales to Non-Muslims Increases after banning in France

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SHAFAQNA- Recent bans on wearing the burkini in France have boosted sales around the world, especially to non-Muslim women, according to the designer of the full-body swimsuit. Aheda Zanetti (pictured above, centre), a Lebanese-Australian…

Burkini beach ban: must French Muslim women become invisible?

SHAFAQNA - It would be hard to find swimwear skimpy enough to cause offence on the French Riviera. It turns out that people are more easily shocked by the idea of covering up. With emotions still running high after the attacks on Bastille…

Should Muslims Have The Right To Wear Burkinis In France?

SHAFAQNA - Since several French mayors decided to ban from their beaches the “burkini”, or full-body bathing suit, worn by some conservative Muslim women, a lot of criticism of French restrictions on women’s liberties has resurfaced.…

Director of Shafaqna Institute for ME Studies speaks to RT - France's burkini ban

SHAFAQNA - Catherine Shakdam, director of programs in Shafaqna Institute of Middle Eastern Studies, talk s to RT International

France goes after the Burkinis - " the uniform of extremist Islamism"

SHAFAQNA - The French resort of Cannes has banned full-body, head-covering swimsuits from its beaches, citing security reasons -- a measure some are decrying as a discriminatory anti-Muslim move that will only worsen religious tensions. The…