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Israeli Jews, Muslims Puzzled by French “Burkini” Brouhaha

By Luke Baker TEL AVIV, Aug 31  – In Israel, where it is fair to say Muslims and Jews do not always agree, there is shared confusion and surprise at events across the Mediterranean: the push by French mayors to ban full-body swimsuits, or “burkinis”, on beaches. France’s highest administrative court ruled against the ban

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French Court Suspends Burkini Ban, Controversy Goes On

PARIS, Aug 28 – A French court on Friday suspended a ban on women wearing full-body “burkini” swimsuits on a Mediterranean town’s beach but the prime minister said the debate was not over, calling the outfit a symbol of a “backwards, deadly Islamism”. The Council of State’s ruling against the resort of Villeneuve-Loubet is expected

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France, the Burkini and a “Battle of Cultures”

By Richard Lough PARIS, Aug 25 – French Prime Minister Manuel Valls defended a ban on burkinis in more than a dozen coastal towns on Thursday, saying France was locked in a “battle of cultures” and that the full-body swimsuit symbolized the enslavement of women. Photographs of armed police ordering a Muslim woman on a

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Third French Beach Town Bans Muslim Burkini Swimsuit

PARIS, Aug 15 – A Corsican seaside resort on Monday became the third French town to ban the body-covering burkini swimsuit worn by some Muslim women, following weekend scuffles on the beach. The cities of Cannes and Villeneuve-Loubet have banned the burkini, arguing that the garment, which leaves only the face, hands and feet exposed,

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