Sana Ahmad

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The Burkini Ban Shows Our Power

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I’m glad they banned the burkini – now the world sees what stupidity we have to put up with Many have been talking about the infuriating images we have seen of armed French police forcing a Muslim woman to strip to her undergarments on a beach in front of sun-bathers laughing, clapping and shouting racist abuse at her. As one onlooker told the Guardian, “The saddest thing was that people were shouting ‘go home’, some were applauding the police… Her daughter was crying.” Although it is a sad example of what Muslim women face regularly in France, I am glad that