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Global Affairs

Laïcité cannot justify French Islamophobia

France’s recent history has been rocky when it comes to religion. In 2004, President Jacques Chirac introduced a law forbidding the wearing of any ‘conspicuous’ symbols of religion in schools. This included the Jewish kippa and Muslim hijab, though the wearing of ‘discreet’ symbols, such as cross jewellery, was permitted. In 2007, this was extended Read More…

Global Affairs Opinion

Why we don’t need to panic about the plague in Inner Mongolia

On Thursday the 11th of June, Donald Trump told a crowd that he prefers to call COVID-19 the “plague from China”. As well as being blatantly xenophobic, this statement strikes fear into the listener because it likens the coronavirus outbreak to one of the most fatal pandemics in human history: the Black Death. The Black Read More…