Muslim Miss Universe Contestant Makes History by Not Wearing a Bikini

Muslim Miss Universe Contestant Makes History by Not Wearing a Bikini

by Ali Khalifa

Miss Universe Great Britain contestant Muna Jama, who happens to be Muslim, just made history by refusing to wear a bikini on stage — opting for a caftan instead.   A post shared by Muna Jamađź”± (@ms_munajama) on Jul 18, 2017 at 8:56am PDT   This marks the first time in the world where a […]

Egypt’s Tourism Ministry Grants Hotels Permission to Ban Burkinis

Egypt’s Tourism Ministry Grants Hotels Permission to Ban Burkinis

  Summertime in Egypt means one thing: a burkini vs. bikini battle. For the past few years, some Egyptians have been quite vocal about their dislike for the burkini, with some claiming that it negatively affects the pools’ hygiene. Many, however, claim that this is a simple case of discrimination.   The situation has escalated […]

Woman Allegedly Harassed for Wearing Burkini in Sahel

Woman Allegedly Harassed for Wearing Burkini in Sahel

Via Sarah El Amry When will this ever come to an end? The bikini vs. burkini fight has been invading Egypt’s beaches for the past three years, and we have had enough.   The bikini folks don’t want the burkinis material contaminating their pools, and consistently expect them to stick to ladies-only beaches. On the […]

11 Tweets About France’s Burkini Ban That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity

11 Tweets About France’s Burkini Ban That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity

  Photos have taken over the Internet of French police confronting a woman on a beach and forcing her to remove her clothing and threatened with a pepper spray as part of a controversial ban on the burkini. France has implemented bans on the burkini on a few of its towns, following the recent terrorist attacks in the country. […]

On the Issue of Bikinis and Burkinis at Egyptian Beaches

On the Issue of Bikinis and Burkinis at Egyptian Beaches

By Noise By Nose

My son asked me once why I always throw a shawl on my bare shoulders in Cairo, yet go out in shorts and wear a bikini on the beach in Sahel. A friend once asked me why I kiss my guy friends hello, but limit greeting her husband to a handshake. My answers to both […]