World Bulletin / News Desk
The recent surge in ‘burkini bans’ on many French beaches is no exception. Using the security situation as a pretext, politicians are cracking down on the entire Muslim community with a main target: Muslim women.
Muslim women often find themselves the subject of controversy, negative remarks and attacks – many Islamophobic and racist.
For Rachid Nekkaz, an Algerian businessman and political activist who previously renounced his French nationality, Muslim women are among the most "easy" targets, notably for French politicians, in a particularly difficult socio-economic context.