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France and the Burqa: citizenship as a tool of prescriptive feminism

By: Eurasia Review Source: Eurasia Review An interesting new paper recently published in Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, discusses the impact of the 2011 campaign, carried out by the French government, to publicize and promote the law banning the full veil from public spaces. The paper goes on to discuss how this campaign used specific norms of female dress in order to establish a certain understanding of French citizenship, which in turn only served to further alienate young Muslim women in France. In 2007 President Sarkozy pledged to ‘protect’ women from oppression. He led a nationwide consultation and political campaign centred on gender and nationalism to...

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NYPD forced to produce Muslim surveillance records

By: Matt Sledge Source: A federal judge ruled last week that targets of the NYPD’s surveillance of Muslims can probe the department’s files. Brooklyn U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen’s order comes at an early phase of a lawsuit against the NYPD, one of three such ongoing legal efforts. It will allow the plaintiffs in the case, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, to make extensive legal discovery that could bolster their allegations that the department has engaged in unconstitutional spying. The ACLU sued the NYPD over revelations from reporting by the Associated Press that the NYPD had engaged in widespread surveillance of...

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Islamic centre fire

British Mosque destroyed in Islamophobic arson attack

An Islamic center in north London was destroyed in a suspicious fire on Wednesday, June 5, to the shock of the Muslim community in Britain. “We’re gutted and shattered, it’s heartbreaking,” Ahmed Ali, who works at the Al-Rahma Islamic Centre in Muswell Hill, told London Evening Standard. “We are in total shock that this has happened in our community but it will not stop us. “All our neighbors have shown solidarity today and have been inviting us in for coffee and asking how they can help us rebuild.” A blaze totally destroyed the two-storey Islamic center on Wednesday. A graffiti reading “EDL” was painted on the wall of the burned center, in reference to the far-right English Defence...

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