Should it be legal to force employees to remove their hijab? European courts think so.
This week, Global Comment editors are reading about women in fracking country, the French election, Muslims in America, and conditions in Syria.
The rapid expansion of the surveillance state should be cause for concern; even if you have nothing to hide.
Muslim women in the United States are living in fear after the election. Sarah Ghanem argues that it’s time to defiantly embrace their identity.
From the burkini ban to the 1920s ‘modesty police’, it’s always been political.
Islamophobia from pundits aside, the world of Islamic fashion is growing steadily, and has much to offer to Muslimahs and non-Muslims alike.
If France manages to fight Muslim extremists without antagonizing its Muslim population, it wins.
France is left with a sticky precedent of a cultural faux-pas that resonates of rampant xenophobia.
Herein lays the troubling thing about the politics of Homeland: It isn’t simplistic American triumphalism. In fact, it presents itself as liberal peacenik propaganda, but it’s being more than a little disingenuous about that.
I am sick and tired of the “debate” over the burqa ban. The issue at stake is not the burqa. It is Islamophobia; as per usual, the war of cultural values is being fought on the battleground of women’s bodies.