Shamil Shams

Deutsche Welle

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Pakistani journalist working in Germany for broadcaster Deutsche Welle

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The bikini was initially called provocative for showing too much of a woman's body. The body-covering burkini's is provocative for different reasons.

The battle over burkinis… beyond the beach

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More than 500 complaints of sometimes violent sexual assault have come to light since New Year's Eve in Cologne, Germany.

A Culture Clash Threatens European Unity

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