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Burkini ban: France has a moral police force – like Saudi Arabia

by | 24th, August 2016

When did we become such prudes that a woman wearing too many clothes on the beach was a crime? The Telegraph:

French police made a woman remove her burkini on a Nice beach while another was fined in the resort of Cannes for wearing leggings, a tunic and a headscarf…

At which point the French rose up as one and cried aloud for liberty? No.

Along the coast in Cannes, a mother of two told AFP on Tuesday she had been fined on the beach for wearing leggings, a tunic and a headscarf. Her ticket read that she was not wearing “an outfit respecting good morals and secularism”.

France, place of enlightenment, now has a moral police police.

The BBC meets the woman who designed the cover-all:

Aheda Zanetti, who claims the trademark on the name burkini and burqini, said online sales were up by 200%… “I’m an Aussie chick, I’ve been here all my life,” she said. “I know what hijab means. I know what veil means. I know what Islam means. And I know who I am. I wanted my girls to grow up to have that freedom of choice. I don’t care if they want to have a bikini. It’s their choice. No man in this entire world can tell us what to wear or what not to wear.”

She gets it.



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