Storms have been brewing over with our friends across the channel for hundreds of years, no disrespect meant! And in true Fashion Contrast spirit we are at the forefront of reporting any form of fashion related controversy! This latest juicy bit of controversy comes after a 35 year old Muslim lady was banned from wearing a “burkini” at a public pool.
The row follows are lengthy and potentially disastrous call from France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy to ban Burkas which reveal only the eyes. With Western and Muslim tensions at an all time low, comes the question, when is it time to (directed at each) not interfere with each others ‘systems’.
The burkini allows me the pleasure of bathing without showing off my body, which is what Islam recommends. The manager of the pool looked at it and originally said there’d be no problem, but made it clear he would not have the final decision
Authorities at the Pool later ruled the outfit , which coincidentally is widely available on the internet “broke hygiene rules” this despite that it bares startling similarity to Swimwear used by professional swimmers.
Carole rightly in my opinion is ‘sticking it to the man’…
It’s segregation.I understand that the burkini can shock, especially in France, but what disturbs me is that this is a political issue.I’m going to fight this through anti-racism groups. If no solution is forthcoming I’ll consider leaving the country.
The Pool Director was quoted in saying:
This is nothing to do with segregation, but is simply a hygiene problem. We also ban shorts. This woman can easily wear her burka at the library. We can’t see any problem there.
You can’t help but wonder if its not the fact that she is wearing a Burka swimming costume, more the fact that she is Muslim and is trying desperately to adhere to her particular religious beliefs whilst ‘ getting on with life’.
Sarkozy who seems to make issue with any Muslim related cause was quoted during a speech:
We can’t accept that women be prisoners behind a screen, cut off from all social life, deprived of all identity
Perhaps even though it might be a mystery to you Sarkozy but perhaps just perhaps this Lady made a choice, it doesnt appear that she was forced into wearing the Burkini, more importantly she choose to wear it based on her religious standing? You Fat Oaf.