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Ban the Burkini?

(This is one of the ten most read articles  in 2016 of the Project Syndicate) https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/multiculturalism-versus-french-burkini-ban-by-peter-singer-2016-09 MELBOURNE – My parents came to Australia as refugees, fleeing Nazi persecution after Hitler annexed Austria. They arrived in a country eager to assimilate immigrants into its dominant Anglo-Irish culture. When my parents spoke […]

France’s Burkini Bigotry

By THE EDITORIAL BOARDAUG. 18, 2016 A woman wearing a burkini, a swimsuit that leaves only the face, hands and feet exposed, as she swims at Marseille, France. CreditReuters After bans on full-face veils, head scarves in schools and rules about students’ skirt lengths, France’s perennial problem with Muslim women’s […]