France continues to be one of the Islamists’ favorite threat as more and more attacks take French lives. You might expect that there would be a severe crackdown on Muslims that might be harboring Islamist thoughts in France.
But instead of taking a hardline in that respect, France is banning the “Burkini” – a bikini with the overprotecting design of a Burkha.
From ABC News:
The French resort of Cannes has banned full-body, head-covering swimsuits from its beaches, citing security reasons — a measure some are decrying as a discriminatory anti-Muslim move that only worsens religious tensions.
The ban on so-called burkinis, at the height of the French Riviera’s vacation season, comes as France remains on edge after deadly Islamic extremist attacks in nearby Nice and on a Catholic church in northwest France.
Cannes Mayor David Lisnard issued an ordinance in late July forbidding beachwear that doesn’t respect “good morals and secularism.” It notes that swimwear “manifesting religious affiliation in an ostentatious way, while France and its religious sites are currently the target of terrorist attacks, could create risks of trouble to public order.”
A City Hall official said the measure, in effect until the end of August, could apply to burkini-style swimsuits. Violators risk a 38 euro ($42) fine.
The mayor calls the burkini “the uniform of extremist Islamism, not of the Muslim religion.” In an interview published Friday in the Nice-Matin newspaper, Lisnard said the measure could also apply to saris worn by Indian bathers, because the clothing could hamper rescuers’ efforts to save them in an emergency.
Uh this is all well and good but it really seems like the French are not taking seriously the existentialist threat they’re facing from Islam these days.
Europe is being attacked over and over while they bring in more Muslim refugees, and day by day their culture and identity is being subsumed. And their response is to ban the burkini?! Good luck with that, Europe…