Riviera burqini ban a 'gift for Isis recruiters'
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Riviera burqini ban a 'gift for Isis recruiters'
The ban on burqini full body swim suits on the beach in the Riviera resort of Cannes only stigmatizes Muslim women and plays into the gleeful hands of Isis, rights groups argue.

Muslim and human rights groups have lined up to slam a decision by the mayor of the Riviera resort of Cannes to ban women in burqinis – full body swimsuits, from accessing the beach.

As might have been expected the decision has been met with a mixture of anger, astonishment and ridicule by rights groups and Muslim associations.

From now on any Muslim woman who ventures down to the beach at Cannes in a burqini could be subject to a €38 on-the-spot fine.

It’s not just the ban itself that has angered opponents, but the Town Hall’s justification for it.

Authorities claimed it is needed to prevent outbreaks of public disorder, and then appeared to suggest any Muslim woman wearing the burqini is a terrorist.

The Town Hall argued that by banning the burqini they are not targeting all Muslim women, only “extremists”.

And Thierry Migoule the head of municipal services went a step further saying: “We are not talking about banning the wearing of religious symbols on the beach, but ostentatious clothing which refers to an allegiance to terrorist movements which are at war with us.”

http://www.thelocal.fr/20160812/riviera-...recruiters
2016 Aug 12 13:45
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French mayors dismiss suspended burqini ban

French resorts were defiant after a ban on the burqini in a Riviera town was overturned, vowing to keep the restrictions in place and continue imposing fines on women who wear the full-body swimsuit.

In a judgement expected to lead to bans being overturned in around 30 coastal towns, the State Council, France's highest administrative court, ruled Friday the measure was a "serious and clearly illegal violation of fundamental freedoms".

The suspension of the ban on the Islamic swimsuit, which has triggered a fierce debate in France and sparked critical headlines around the world, was welcomed by the UN, and a French Muslim group said it was a "victory for common sense".

But the ruling, which only applied to the ban imposed by Villeneuve-Loubet, was quickly dismissed by several other towns, including Nice, which vowed to keep the restrictions in place and continue imposing fines on women who wear the full-body swimsuit.

In its decision, the court said local authorities could only introduce measures restricting individual freedoms if wearing the swimsuit on beaches represented a "proven risk" to public order.

http://www.thelocal.fr/20160827/french-m...urqini-ban
2016 Aug 27 10:30
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