France:
“No islamophobia! We have freedom of religion! No discriminating against any faith! Also hijab is banned at work, school or the beach.”

“But you just said no discrimina-“

“Hee hee har har! We mean hijab is banned no matter which religion requires it. See? Equality.”
I will never forget this image from France of police forcing a Muslim woman to undress. For freedom.
If that doesn’t put it into perspective for you nothing well.
I was in the south of France last year. I stood on the boardwalk looking out over the crowded beach, and realizing that I couldn’t go there because of my religious beliefs. It was an Incongruous moment for me as someone who was born and raised in the western & “free” world.

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