The burqa ban: Thoughts and clarifications

In October 2010, the French Parliament voted to pass a law that banned the niqab and the burqa. This event sparked a debate all over the world. Even now, almost six years later, I often find myself in discussions with non-French people who condemn this law. They call it discriminatory and a violation of personal freedoms, such as freedom of … Continue reading The burqa ban: Thoughts and clarifications

In defence of Charlie Hebdo: Open letter to an American friend

My dear friend, After you misunderstood a Charlie Hebdo cartoon that was taken out of context, you published a post insulting the publication online. You said you did not care that they got shot, that they did not deserve any kind of respect and that you never supported them. You called them bigots, victim blamed and … Continue reading In defence of Charlie Hebdo: Open letter to an American friend