In recent months, the debate over the burkini has added another dimension: public health and hygiene.
How time has changed our perception of decency in North America, in the early 1960’s we saw the police removing Bikini clad girls from the beaches because it was improper swimwear.
After a few years the Bikinis gained enough popularity that the beaches and public pools lifted their Bikini bans, that was just fine people now had the freedom to wear swimwear of their choice.
who were accustomed to Speedos were out of fashion
Enter the Middle East and Muslim Invasion of Europe and we enter an Evolution reversed by the appearance of the Burkini, appropriate swimwear for Sharia compliant women.
Yet another in-your-face aggressive religious and political symbolic move to cause trouble to the host country and its population.
This Burkini might catch on as skiwear but it doesn’t do anything for me skiing or swimming, then again I’ve never been an illegal, invader or Muslim.
I give you the Burkini
please don't give it back
Those in favor of the burkini argue that women should be allowed to wear whatever they choose. Critics of the garment say it is an Islamic religious and political symbol which impedes integration and is incompatible with the liberal principles of secularism and gender equality. In recent months, the debate has added another dimension: public health and hygiene.
“Secularism and religion are irrelevant here. The burkini is not a Koranic prescription, but another manifestation of political Islam, militant, destructive, seeking to question our way of life, our culture, our civilization.” — French commentator Yves Thréard in Le Figaro.
Europe’s burkini debate has now spread to the Middle East. In Algeria, thousands of women have joined a “bikini revolt” to reclaim the public space from Islamists who oppose the bikini as a symbol of Western values.
In recent months, the debate has added another dimension: public health and hygiene.
The woman was vacationing with her family at a bed and breakfast near Marseille when the owner spotted her in the swimming pool wearing a full-body swimsuit, according to the Collective Against Islamophobia in France (CCIF). He subsequently had the pool emptied and cleaned and charged the family for the costs and compensation for the days the pool was out of service. When they refused to pay, the owner allegedly charged them anyway.
The woman reported the incident to the CCIF, which said the burkini could not have caused a hygiene issue as the swimsuits are specifically adapted for swimming. “I was disappointed, shocked, wounded by the fact that someone could be so hypocritical and wicked because of a burkini,” the woman said.
are political, not religious, garments:
“Secularism and religion are irrelevant here. The burkini is not a Koranic prescription, but another manifestation of political Islam, militant, destructive, seeking to question our way of life, our culture, our civilization. Veils in schools, street prayers, halal school menus, sexual apartheid in swimming pools, hospitals, driving schools, niqab, burqa… for thirty years this infiltration has been undermining our society, seeking to destabilize. It’s time to slam the door in its face.”
Up close it looks like the Burka lady is not taking a selfie but rather capturing those sinful swimmers behind her!
Opinion polls show broad public support for bans on burkinis. According to an Ifop poll published by Le Figaro in August 2016, 64% of people in France are opposed to the burkini on beaches; only 6% support it. Ifop director Jérôme Fourquet said:
“The results are similar to those we measured in April about the veil and headscarf on public streets (63% opposed). Beaches are equated with streets, where the wearing of ostentatious religious symbols are also rejected by two-thirds of the French.”
The debate over burkinis is not limited to France.
In Portugal, two British tourists said they were “humiliated” after being told to leave a communal swimming pool in Albufeira, a popular holiday destination because they were wearing burkinis. A member of the hotel staff reportedly told the women to abide by Portuguese norms or leave.
In Italy, a Moroccan family caused a stir at a public swimming pool in Montegrotto. Not only were the women wearing burkinis, but the men jumped into the pool wearing street clothes. Photos of the incident went viral after being posted on social media. At a public pool in Pontedera, a Muslim woman was observed swimming, not in a burkini but in a burka. The pool managers said: “All people of every religion, culture, and school of thought are welcome in this facility provided that they observe hygienic and sanitary norms.” Elsewhere, a Muslim woman caused a polemic by wearing a burkini at a municipal pool in Ferrara.
In Austria, the Neuwaldegger Bad, a private outdoor swimming pool in Vienna, announced a burkini ban: “Only swimwear which is customary for us, bathing suits and bikinis, are permitted.” The burkini has also been banned at the Wachaubad in Melk, Lower Austria. A water park in rural Kirchberg requires patrons to wear “local bathing clothing.” Mayor Anton Gonaus said this rule has been in place for 25 years and that there have been no problems because up to now there have been no burkini wearers. “This puts Muslim women in a corner and tells them that they do not belong,” complained Carla Amina Baghajati, the women’s commissioner of the Islamic Community in Austria (IGGiÖ).
In July, a Muslim journalist named Menerva Hammad went to a public swimming pool in Vienna in a burkini to gauge reactions. She was confronted by an Austrian woman who said: “This is unhygienic. This is not Turkey.” The pool manager sided with Hammad and asked the Austrian woman to leave the premises. Hammad says she has received hate mail from across Austria by people accusing her of setting off a burkini trend at pools across the country.
(good any style)
(50 M Freestyle ?)
For you we have a nice Muslim black "one piece"!!
In Morocco, where burkinis are banned at many tourist hotspots, the government in January outlawed the sale and production of burkas, evidently in a bid to crack down on Islamic extremism.
In Lebanon, a woman wearing a burkini was escorted off the beach at a luxury resort in Tripoli; the action was apparently taken to discourage the trend from spreading and harming tourism.
In Egypt, the Ministry of Tourism issued an order requiring hotels and resorts to welcome women wearing the burkini. The government backtracked after hoteliers complained about the potential impact on tourism; hotels and resorts may now decide for themselves whether or not to allow women to wear burkinis.
In Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has announced plans for a Red Sea beach resort where the law will be changed to allow women to wear bikinis. The project is part of a plan to transform part of the Saudi coastline into a beach resort for the international market. Some observers say the plan is unlikely to succeed.
if it isn’t stopped these scenes will eventually disappear from our beaches
and be replaced by walking “Teepees”