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Burkinis on beaches stoke France's long debate on secularism

Burkinis vs. bikinis. Beneath the clash over how to dress, or undress, on the beaches of France simmers an issue that for decades has divided the nation, and grown more complex in this time of terrorism. At least a dozen towns have banned body-covering burkini swimwear favored by some Muslim ...

Aug 27, 2016

Top French court rules burkini bans violate basic freedoms

France’s top administrative court Friday overturned a ban on burkinis in a Mediterranean beach resort, effectively meaning that towns can no longer issue bans on the swimsuits that have divided the country and brought world attention to its fraught relationship with Muslims. The ruling ...