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France’s ‘Burkini’ Bans Are About More Than Religion or Clothing - The New York Times

August 21, 2016
WASHINGTON — There is something inherently head-spinning about the so-called burkini bans that are popping up in coastal France. The obviousness of the contradiction — imposing rules on what women can wear on the grounds that it’s wrong for women to have to obey rules about what women can wear — makes it clear that there must be something deeper going on.

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First Female Muslim-American on Her Way to Becoming Legislator - World Religion News

August 21, 2016
ILHAN OMAR WINS DISTRICT 60B PRIMARY FOR MINNESOTA STATE REPRESENTATIVE. Ilhan Omar recently caused a stir in Minneapolis after winning the District 60B Democratic Primary for State Representative. This win firmly puts her on the track to becoming the first Somali-American to clinch a seat in a U.S. state legislature. With the elections just around the corner, on November 8, Ilhan has been receiving immense support from the Somali community in Minneapolis.

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