This week a set of photos went viral capturing side-by-side glimpses of a burkini-clad Muslim woman surrounded by officers who then forced her to remove her burkini. The burkini is a swim-suit adaptation named after the most monstrous Islamist garment called a burqa.
I'm a conservative, an American, and a Muslim reformer. As a Muslim woman I was disappointed on Friday to see the France's highest court overturn the burkini ban. For a liberal society, the decision means the protection of free expression. For watchdogs like myself who look to the horizon, we know this sets a second precedent: the acceptance of Islamist culture. Friday there were two wins: the first for a tolerant society and the second for Islamists waging a soft civilization jihad.