Islam and Manuel Valls’ cultural battle for the heart and soul of France

by Rashmee

Posted on January 28, 2017


France’s Socialist Party presidential primary is tomorrow (Sunday, January 22) and it’s worth considering the …

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France vs France. Two views of burqini debate and what it might mean for the republic

by Rashmee

Posted on August 30, 2016


Dominique Moisi, a professor at L’Institut d’études politiques de Paris and senior adviser at the …

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The politically shrewd option for French and German Muslims

by Rashmee

Posted on August 28, 2016 / The Arab Weekly


If they know what is good for them, German Muslims should be stoutly, if silently, …

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Why did France stick with the hijab ban but found the one on burqinis hard-going?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 27, 2016


  You don’t have to be a lawyer to wonder why France made such a …

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Ignorance, fear and the burqini ban debacle

by Rashmee

Posted on August 25, 2016 / The National


The alleged Islamification of Europe has become an occasionally absurd but critical political fault line, …

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Burqini battles are a pointless skirmish

by Rashmee

Posted on August 21, 2016 / The Arab Weekly


What does banning the burqini in Cannes and Villeneuve- Loubet, two resorts on the French …

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French Riviera’s burqini ban: Don’t-show-so-we-don’t-know that you’re Muslim

by Rashmee

Posted on August 15, 2016


What does banning the burqini in Cannes and Villeneuve-Loubet, two resorts on the French Riviera, …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK