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Blog Posts

Title Publication Date
NYT: The Positive Side of Ritual Modesty Islamist Watch Blog May 27, 2015
IW News Brief: Islamist Condos, Vaccine Lawsuit, and More Islamist Watch Blog February 27, 2014
Prince Goes from 'Darling Nikki' to 'Darling Niqab' Islamist Watch Blog July 8, 2011
Ham and Other Troublesome Topics in Class Islamist Watch Blog December 30, 2010
Muslims in Christian Schools: Religious Friction 101 Islamist Watch Blog November 26, 2010
Ramadan Controversies Start Early Islamist Watch Blog July 30, 2010
Islamic Dress and No-Win Situations Islamist Watch Blog June 25, 2010
Burqinis Stir Troubled Waters in Public Swimming Pools Islamist Watch Blog August 24, 2009
Halifax Pool Jumps into the Deep End of Muslim Accommodation Islamist Watch Blog August 28, 2008
When Public Concerns Go Splashing About in Private Convictions Islamist Watch Blog April 18, 2008

External Articles

Title Publication Date
Lower Austrian swimming pool bans burqinis The Local July 1, 2016
Muslim school kids must swim to be Swiss The Local June 28, 2016
Pool bans all refugees after sex attack in Austria The Local June 24, 2016
Austrian extremists stage a 'stoning' in asylum lecture The Local June 10, 2016
German public pool bans the burqini The Local June 9, 2016
European churches say growing flock of Muslim refugees are converting Guardian June 5, 2016
Sweden stirs debate with women-only swimming, in nod to Muslims Christian Science Monitor May 30, 2016
Muslim pupils must obey teacher handshake rule: Swiss canton AFP May 25, 2016
Apartments, Islamic museum to be built on site of failed Ground Zero Mosque New York Post May 19, 2016
Largest US Muslim center targets spike in Islamophobia AFP May 19, 2016
Germany is trying to teach refugees the right way to have sex Washington Post May 13, 2016
Anger as Basel pool bans 'maxi burqinis' The Local April 29, 2016
Muslim 'girls only' swimming sessions ripple Danish waters The Local April 27, 2016
Europe: Sharia-Compliant Fashion Goes Mainstream Gatestone Institute April 13, 2016
French PM backs Muslim headscarf ban at universities France 24 April 13, 2016
I couldn't bear Bear's bare girls: Muslim quits Channel 4 survival show after declaring bikinis 'unIslamic' The Sun April 11, 2016
Muslim civil rights group raises $150K Detroit News April 11, 2016
Bikini versus burkini? The One Show viewers slam 'ridiculous' debate on swimwear The Sun April 6, 2016
Swiss legal expert to rule on Muslim pupils' handshake exemption AFP April 5, 2016
France PM warns extreme Islam winning the propaganda war AFP April 5, 2016
Turkish Cultural Center to open in Lanham amid tensions over Islam Washington Post March 31, 2016
Calls for French women's minister to quit over veil 'slavery' row AFP March 31, 2016
French minister compares veiled women to 'negroes who supported slavery' AFP March 30, 2016
Not just any burkini, it's an M&S burkini Daily Mail March 19, 2016
Family of Jersey City man assumed drowned alleges anti-Muslim bias Jersey Journal March 15, 2016
Are anti-groping vigilantes patrolling Sweden's pools? The Local March 8, 2016
Meet the all-girl bikini-clad 'Groping Guard' vigilantes who patrol swimming pools in Sweden against migrants molesting female bathers Daily Mail February 29, 2016
Women-Only Vigilante Group Formed In Sweden To Patrol Swimming Pool Breitbart February 16, 2016
Racial profiling seems to be a weapon in Europe's war on terrorism Washington Post February 15, 2016
Belgian mayor seeks to ban male asylum seekers from pool Reuters January 25, 2016
Report: Locals Fled Pool After Migrants Masturbated Into Jacuzzi, Defecated Into Kid's Pool, Invaded Girls Changing Rooms Breitbart January 22, 2016
German town reopens pool to asylum seekers after gender education drive Reuters January 18, 2016
Town bans male refugees from pools amid complaints The Local January 15, 2016
Pool makes splash with gender jacuzzi split The Local January 8, 2016
Headteacher in Trojan Horse claims says four of her staff were part of a conspiracy Birmingham Mail December 21, 2015
Salafi Muslim parents claimed Christmas nativities 'brainwashed' their children, tribunal heard Birmingham Mail December 9, 2015
Majority of Muslims want special treatment for their children Copenhagen Post October 21, 2015
Ag Commish pulls down Facebook share targeting Muslims Houston Chronicle August 17, 2015
Why the Islamic State leaves tech companies torn between free speech and security Washington Post July 16, 2015
Bahrain royals contributing to Helsinki mosque plan YLE July 14, 2015
Refugee host school bans revealing clothes The Local June 26, 2015
Steve Craig calls for look at culturally-sensitive recreation policies CBC News June 20, 2015
WaterWorld 'won't be bullied' by far-right group planning protest at 'sisters-only' event Stoke Sentinel June 13, 2015
EDL to protest Britain's biggest water park 'for hosting Muslim-only days' - except it doesn't Independent June 10, 2015
Sporty hijabs: A mini high street revolution that could save Muslim women's lives Telegraph June 8, 2015
Muslim women can now buy 'sporty hijabs' at House of Fraser Telegraph June 4, 2015
'Hate, Islamophobia and racism' up in Europe, report says Anadolu Agency May 12, 2015
A dead dog on school railings, a headteacher receiving death threats and the return of the classroom Islamic zealots Daily Mail May 8, 2015
France is still ignoring radicalisation threat, warns Europe's anti-extremism tsar Telegraph April 22, 2015
Debate over council's non-Muslim hijab move Herald Sun April 9, 2015
Women-only gym hours nixed by McGill University CBC News March 20, 2015
McGill University open to suggestion of women-only gym hours CBC News March 5, 2015
McGill University gym women-only hours proposal causes uproar CBC News March 4, 2015
Islamic faith school slammed for limiting girls to 'knitting and sewing' Luton Today February 11, 2015
French values key to fight against radical Islamism, Hollande tells teachers Radio France January 22, 2015
Boutique catering to Muslims to open in mainstream mall Columbus Dispatch January 5, 2015
Bus driver blocks entry for woman in burqa The Local November 7, 2014
Rebooted Comic Heroine Is An Elegant, Believable 'Marvel' NPR October 16, 2014
Outrage over swim class for Muslim women The Local October 15, 2014
Was the 1980s Bradford headteacher who criticised multiculturalism right? Guardian June 13, 2014
UK: "Culture of Fear" in Birmingham Schools Gatestone Institute June 11, 2014
'Trojan horse' Ofsted reports: the key points Guardian June 9, 2014
Muslim San Diego Residents Call For Halal School Lunches KPBS June 3, 2014
Ministers 'given Trojan Horse schools warning in 2010' BBC News May 28, 2014
Italy's far right protests Muslim women swim The Local May 20, 2014
Pupils shouldn't swim during Ramadan because swallowing pool water 'would break the fast' claims chair of governors at school accused of teaching Islamic extremism in Trojan Horse scandal Daily Mail May 14, 2014
Venice pool bans men to integrate Muslims The Local May 9, 2014
Council open to men-only pool sessions Waikato Times May 7, 2014
Man ban at public pool Waikato Times May 3, 2014
The Muslim Council of Britain Linked to School Takeover Plot American Thinker May 2, 2014
Guide to school Islamisation, by 'ringleader' of Trojan Horse plot Telegraph April 26, 2014
Copenhagen police: (Muslim) youth rob still more, their preferred victims are non-Muslims Jihad Watch April 9, 2014
UK: Plot to 'Islamize' British Schools Gatestone Institute April 1, 2014
Mosque cemetery to be challenged in court Daily News Journal March 17, 2014
When Democracy and Multi-Culturalism Collide Investigative Project March 13, 2014
Extremists and the 'Trojan Horse' approach in state schools Telegraph March 9, 2014
Police probe 'fake letters' at school as two heads named in document quit Birmingham Mail March 7, 2014
'Islamic takeover plot' in Birmingham schools investigated BBC News March 7, 2014
Revealed: Islamist plot dubbed 'Trojan Horse' to replace teachers in Birmingham schools with radicals Daily Mail March 7, 2014
Public debate over Thornhill community centre expansion CityNews Toronto February 4, 2014
Dog-paddle swim sex defence: Afghan asylum seeker Mohammad Salem Nazari says alleged assaults on teen girls were accidents Daily Telegraph December 12, 2013
Murfreesboro mosque wants to expand cemetery WBIR December 2, 2013
Women-only swim times spark emotional debate Seattle Times November 25, 2013
St. Paul YMCA and police start Somali girls swim group Star Tribune November 18, 2013
Dar-us-Salaam Submits Application for New Campus In Howard County Muslim Link November 6, 2013
Islamic History Month Comes to Manitoba, Canada FrontPage Magazine October 29, 2013
Muslim father removes six-year-old daughter from school in protest at teacher confiscating special Islamic necklace she was playing with Daily Mail October 16, 2013
"Islamophobia Dictionaries," New Mega-Mosques and Other Recent Events Gatestone Institute October 9, 2013
Burka ban 'would drive away our best customers' Swiss Info September 29, 2013
'Burkini ruling shows weakness of schools' The Local September 17, 2013
Quebec's proposed charter an echo of European views Vancouver Sun September 17, 2013
German court rules Muslim girls must join swimming classes Reuters September 11, 2013
Majority of Quebecers support proposed bill banning religious clothing: poll CTV News August 26, 2013
France: Gang of 'Jeunes' Invites Itself into Elderly Couple's Swimming Pool Because of Ramadan Islam versus Europe August 10, 2013
Female-only swims resume at Sault YMCA Sault Star June 2, 2013
Deputy police chief Kates pledges full police support if needed when YMCA continues female-only swim Sunday Sault Star May 28, 2013
Halal business: Consuming passions Economist May 25, 2013
Critics charge Y event everything from sexist to an attempt by Muslims to bring in Sharia law via the back door Sault Star May 23, 2013
Muslim teens not exempt from swim lessons Swiss Info May 10, 2013
Toronto dad upset he's not allowed to watch daughter's swim class Toronto Sun April 6, 2013
Permission granted for local mosque Dublin People March 18, 2013
Burkinis to help Muslim Swedes take the plunge The Local March 6, 2013
The great British burkini boom ... and thanks to Nigella, it's not just Muslim women buying them Daily Mail February 9, 2013
More in France Are Turning to Islam, Challenging a Nation's Idea of Itself New York Times February 3, 2013
'I feel like a stranger where I live' Telegraph January 29, 2013
Western hoteliers cater to Muslim travelers Hotel News Now January 15, 2013
Exposé: Islamic Apartheid in Europe Israel National News January 9, 2013
Geert Wilders' Courageous Journey FrontPage Magazine December 31, 2012
Germany: Co-ed Swimming Goes to Court Gatestone Institute October 9, 2012
Muslim girl cannot skip swim class: German court Expatica September 29, 2012
World Community Takes On 'Islamophobia' FrontPage Magazine September 11, 2012
Halal toothpaste, anyone? Religious observance has become a global brand Guardian August 31, 2012
French Muslims in political grey area The National August 17, 2012
Bavaria: Muslim Attacks Two Middle-Aged Women Because One Wears Star of David Necklace Islam versus Europe August 2, 2012
How Political Correctness Is Transforming British Education Gatestone Institute July 16, 2012
The French minister for women has let down Muslim voters Guardian July 16, 2012
YMCA Offers Women-Only Swim Hours For Muslim Women KPBS June 26, 2012
France: Islam in election debate Islam in Europe May 3, 2012
Whoever is President There: France Fries While Its Leaders Avert Eyes PJ Media April 24, 2012
'I won't let my girls swim with boys': Muslim dad The Local April 4, 2012
Mandatory swim lessons pit integration against religion WRS April 2, 2012
Muslim girls must swim with boys: Swiss court The Local March 27, 2012
Au Revoir Les Enfants FrontPage Magazine March 26, 2012
French Premier Reaches out to Jews, Muslims ABC News March 7, 2012
French minister under fire again for 'racist' remarks Expatica March 3, 2012
Sarkozy nixes halal meat in schools for Muslims CBS News March 3, 2012
Leuven: Prison sentence for man who attacked Muslim girls for wearing bathing suits Islam in Europe February 9, 2012
Finnish Swimming Hall Plans Massive Curtails to Shield Swimming Immigrants Tundra Tabloids December 28, 2011
When Islam met the diversity industry… Telegraph December 23, 2011
Council that put up women's privacy screen at pool wins award Herald Sun December 16, 2011
Stealth Jihad Makes Inroads in Australia Human Events December 6, 2011
Muslim Ladies Complain They Can't Keep Fit In Hounslow Hounslow Chronicle December 1, 2011
Luxembourg: Ministry proposes allowing separate gym classes, prayer rooms Islam in Europe November 17, 2011
Columbia Association to hold woman-only swim times Baltimore Sun November 16, 2011
Muslim groups denounce provocative ads WRS October 28, 2011
Terror at the Beach Daily Beast September 30, 2011
Immigrants Want Cross Removed from Swiss Flag Hudson NY September 26, 2011
Mosque falls short New York Post September 26, 2011
Bikinis and hijabs contrast on Albanian beach AFP September 22, 2011
New law needed as French firms increasingly facing religious demands from employees: report Vancouver Sun September 15, 2011
What The Playland Hijab Incident Tells Us About America Ten Years After 9/11 Forbes September 6, 2011
Family loses appeal over swimming lesson fine Swiss Info August 12, 2011
What Really Lies Behind The Oslo Attacks – And Why It May Happen Again Forbes July 23, 2011
Sports Clubs Seek to Attract Young Muslim Women Der Spiegel June 16, 2011
Muslim Lifter Tries to Compete and Remain Faithful ABC News June 10, 2011
Entrepreneurial Muslim women make modest dress mainstream Deutsche Welle May 29, 2011
New furor over France's Muslims as veil ban looms ABC News April 4, 2011
Victorian Muslims 'too scared' to assimilate Herald Sun April 4, 2011
Muslim families refuse swimming lessons despite fines WRS March 8, 2011
Hefty bill for Muslim women's privacy at public swimming pool Herald Sun February 11, 2011
Helsinki Drops Muslim Women-Only Pool Sessions YLE January 5, 2011
Muslim family sues forest preserve for discrimination WLS December 29, 2010
Health policy overhaul on back of burqa In My Community November 23, 2010
Religious Accommodation Makes Waves InsideHigherEd November 9, 2010
Integration should become mandatory Swiss Info November 7, 2010
Religious demands rise in French state schools - study Reuters October 25, 2010
Increase in Muslim students at France's Catholic schools Le Figaro October 6, 2010
Prominent German feminist weighs in loudly on headscarf debate Deutsche Welle September 26, 2010
Cover up for pool event during next year's Ramadan Herald Sun September 16, 2010
Forbidden to Opt Out of Sex Ed Classes SR International August 19, 2010
Parents in hot water over missed swimming lessons Swiss Info July 29, 2010
Two Muslim women marched out of swimming pool in French holiday village because they were wearing burkinis Daily Mail July 22, 2010
Muslim body 'not part' of schools advice BBC News July 13, 2010
Schools advised against swimming lessons in Ramadan BBC News July 13, 2010
Council forces schools to rearrange exams and cancel lessons to avoid offending Muslims during Ramadan Daily Mail July 12, 2010
Anger as swimming pool windows covered up at Darlaston BBC News July 5, 2010
Swimmers plunged into dark after council covers swimming pool windows 'to protect Muslim women's modesty' Daily Mail July 5, 2010
When Sweden Surrendered FrontPage Magazine June 21, 2010
Linnanmäki Disturbance Highlights Tensions between Somalis and Kurds in Finland YLE June 7, 2010
Park to pay for Muslim group's ban Western Australian May 24, 2010
Exercise Tailored to a Hijab New York Times September 9, 2009
Northern Italian mayor bans burkini ANSA August 19, 2009
Burqini banned in Italian town Telegraph August 19, 2009
Italy Gets a Look at Burkini Life in Italy August 18, 2009
Swimming pool's dress code for non-Muslims is scrapped Evening Standard August 17, 2009
Swimmers are told to wear burkinis Telegraph August 15, 2009
French ban Muslim woman from pool for wearing 'burkini' swimsuit Telegraph August 12, 2009
French pool bars Muslim woman for 'burquini' suit Miami Herald August 12, 2009
Outlaw the hijab Jerusalem Post July 8, 2009
Fitness center for Muslim women opens in Moscow Interfax June 25, 2009
Germany's Muslim community larger than thought Deutsche Welle June 24, 2009
All nationalities welcome during "Muslims-only" hours at Helsinki public swimming pools Helsingin Sanomat June 22, 2009
Ministers argue girls' right to sex ed The Local May 31, 2009
Italy: First veiled Italian Muslim woman runs for local elections Adnkronos International May 28, 2009
German Muslim community split over co-ed swimming classes Deutsche Welle May 21, 2009
Italy: Muslim women allowed to swim in private Adnkronos International April 30, 2009
Sharia Infiltrates German Courts, Schools, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Family Security Matters April 6, 2009
Swimming in modesty: Muslim women head to secluded pool News & Observer January 7, 2009
Topless ban to protect Muslims and Asians: Nile Sydney Morning Herald December 30, 2008
Swedish public pool to rent out burkinis The Local December 8, 2008
Mixed Swimming Worries Swiss Muslims Islam Online October 26, 2008
Federal Court overturns swimming ruling Swiss Info October 24, 2008
City pools to allow hijabs Calgary Sun August 21, 2008
Aquatic centre's windows pose problem for Muslim women Chronicle Herald August 17, 2008
German Court Rules Muslim Girl Can't Skip Swimming Lessons FOX News May 8, 2008
German Muslim girl can't skip swim lessons: court The Local May 7, 2008
Public pool bars father and son from its 'Muslim-only' swimming session The Daily Mail April 18, 2008
Harvard implements female-only hours at gym to accommodate Muslim women looking to exercise The Tufts Daily April 9, 2008
The Islamic Republic of Harvard? The New Republic March 31, 2008
Hijabs at a Harvard Gym The Washington Post March 26, 2008
Alumni Pool Introduces Single-Sex Swim Hours The Tech March 21, 2008
Harvard tries women-only gym hours Yahoo! News March 4, 2008
Harvard gym accommodates Muslim women USA Today March 4, 2008
Harvard Sets Women-Only Hours for Gym, Complying With Muslim Students' Request FOX News March 2, 2008
No boys allowed? The Daily Pennsylvanian February 27, 2008
To accommodate Muslim students, Harvard tries women-only gym hours The Daily Free Press February 25, 2008
Women Only Hours are Unfair The Harvard Crimson February 20, 2008

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