Burkini ban evokes a deadly past 

Recently, pictures of French police ordering the removal of a burkini worn by a woman at a beach have gone viral on media. In a separate incident, a mosque construction in a Georgia county is facing strong opposition from locals.

To add insight, the caliph of Islam Mirza Masroor Ahmad (fifth supreme head of the Worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community) has advised Western powers to choke off funding channels to ISIS to stop them in their tracks and defeat them once and for all. If only the intentions of world powers are pure and hellbent on stopping terrorism.

Banning burkinis and mosques is no solution, but an invitation for more division and religious apartheid. This in actuality is Déjà vu all over again, a reminder of a deadly past that Europeans suffered during World War II. But back then it was not the Muslims but rather Jews that suffered state-backed apartheid and persecution. We all know too well the consequences of that.

To conclude, it is sad to see the world is still divided and seeks to avenge the wrong people in this instance.

Nayyar Ahmed, Pittsburgh

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