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  • October 13
    This summer saw a firestorm of controversy surrounding the so-called “burkini ban” on French beaches. While French courts quickly stopped the local prohibition on modest swimwear, unjust laws, policies, and practices are nothing new to Muslims in France or elsewhere in Europe. In fact, according to legal research and analysis forthcoming from the Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law at UCLA School of Law, hatred of Muslims as a people continues to grow in the region, as evidenced by, among other trends, increasing acts and threats of violence against the minority faith group.