Asma T. Uddin

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A mosque in Washington. In recent years, state lawmakers and others have been arguing that Muslims are not protected by the First Amendment.CreditCreditYasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency, via Getty Images

Religious liberty has become a particularly politicized topic in recent years, and recent months were no different. In a long-awaited June decision, the Supreme Court decided in favor of a Christian baker who refused to make a custom wedding cake for a gay couple. In July, Attorney General Jeff Sessions introduced a “religious liberty task force” that critics saw as a mere cover for anti-gay discrimination. And Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s record has been scoured for evidence of what his appointment to the Supreme Court would mean for future decisions in which Christian beliefs clash with law and policy.

But when it comes to religious liberty for Americans, there’s a disturbing trend that has drawn much less attention.…  Seguir leyendo »

Quince localidades francesas han prohibido el uso del traje de baño de cuerpo entero que usan algunas mujeres musulmanas conocido como burkini, por motivos de orden público y de seguridad. Según la ley de Cannes, “el atuendo de playa que exhiba de manera ostentosa una afiliación religiosa, en tanto que Francia y lugares de oración sigan siendo objetivo de ataques terroristas, es susceptible de constituir una amenaza al orden público”.

¿Cómo pueden unos pantalones, una blusa de manga larga y un velo hecho de tela para trajes de baño amenazar la seguridad pública?

Según el primer ministro de Francia, Manuel Valls, el traje es parte de la “la esclavización de las mujeres”.…  Seguir leyendo »

Fifteen towns in France have issued bans on the full-body swimsuit worn by some Muslim women and nicknamed the “burkini,” citing public order and security concerns. According to the ordinance in Cannes, “Beach attire that ostentatiously displays a religious affiliation, while France and places of worship are the target of terrorist acts, is likely to create risks to public order.”

How do pants, a long-sleeve shirt and a head covering made of swimsuit material threaten public safety?

According to France’s prime minister, Manuel Valls, the suit is part of “the enslavement of women.” In a newspaper interview, the mayor of Cannes, David Lisnard, said: “The burkini is the uniform of extremist Islamism, not of the Muslim religion.”

These explanations may seem ludicrous, but Mr.…  Seguir leyendo »