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French Mayors Ban Smoking of Hookah Pipes in Public

A number of French mayors have banned the smoking of hookah pipes in their municipalities. They insist that the ban is a public order issue, but critics have accused the mayors of attacking ethnic minority customs – which they say will raise racial tensions.


Austrian Pool Forces Burkini Wearer To Leave

A swimming pool in the Austrian capital of Vienna has stoked controversy by forcing a Muslim woman wearing the Islamic swimwear known as the burkini to leave the facility.


French City Nice Suspends Burkini Ban After Court Order

(AFP) – A Nice court finally suspended the burkini ban on Thursday after authorities in the French Riviera resort had defied a ruling by the country’s highest administrative court. Judges in Nice said the July 14 terror attack on the


Poll: Majority Of Brits Support Burka Ban

The majority of the British public support banning the burka, with just 25 per cent opposing such a move, a new poll suggests. The survey by YouGov found that support for a ban was strongest among older Britons, with an


Israeli Jews, Muslims Puzzled by French ‘Burkini’ Brouhaha

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.

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Top French Court Blocks ‘Clearly Illegal’ Burkini Ban

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s highest administrative court on Friday suspended a ban on full-body burkini swimsuits that has outraged Muslims and opened divisions within the government, pending a definitive ruling.

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Sarkozy Tells Comeback Rally He Would Ban Burkini Across France

CHATEAURENARD, France (Reuters) – Nicolas Sarkozy said on Thursday he would impose a nationwide ban on burkinis if elected back to the presidency in 2017, positioning himself as a strong defender of French values and tough on immigration. Hundreds of


Majority Of French Public Backs Burkini Ban, Poll Finds

Nearly two out of three people in France oppose the burkini while just over one person in 20 approves of the controversial garment according to a new poll. Overall, 64 per cent of people in France disapprove of the full


France’s Top Court To Rule On Burkini Ban

(AFP) – France’s highest administrative court will decide Friday whether to overturn the ban on wearing the full-body burkini swimsuit which has sparked controversy at home and abroad. The State Council heard arguments Thursday from the Human Rights League and


Tribunal Confirms French Resort’s Burkini Ban

(AFP) – A French administrative tribunal on Monday upheld a burkini ban decided by a Riviera resort which was one of a growing number of towns to outlaw the body-concealing Islamic swimsuit. The Nice tribunal rejected an appeal by two