Over the last week or so I have been getting this horrible feeling right in the pit of my stomach. A feeling that lies somewhere between disgust and bewilderment, with a healthy dose of anger thrown in for good measure. The reasoning behind this feeling?
I’m sure you have all heard about the ban on some French beaches of this garment? If not, let me give you a quick recap. A few French Mayors, namely those of Nice, Cannes, Villeneuve-Loubet and the Corsican seaside resort of Sisco, decided that the ‘Burkini’, a garment made from swimsuit material that covers the whole body, with a hood that covers the hair, went against the French laws on secularism and therefore weren’t permitted to be worn on their beaches, because the outfit:
“overtly manifests adherence to a religion at a time when France and places of worship are the target of terrorist attacks”
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