August 13, 2009
A Muslim woman ‘Carole” was banned from using a public pool in France because she was wearing a “burqini” a head-to-toe bathing suit designed for Muslim women.
“Carole” a 35 y/o convert to Islam: [emphasis added]
It would allow me the pleasure of bathing without showing too much of myself, as Islam recommends.
For me this is nothing but segregation.
The truth is France’s pool attire policy, which bans the wearing of “street clothes” in public pools because of the hygiene issue.
Daniel Guillaume, “regional official in charge of swimming pools”:
These clothes are used in public, so they can contain molecules, viruses, et cetera, which will go in the water and could be transmitted to other bathers.
The local police refused Carole’s complaint and she says she “would protest with the help of anti-discrimination groups”.
One wonders how long ago she converted and how much of her flesh has already been flashed.
The Australian designer of the suit of course was outraged and cryptically remarked: “They’ve got that fear of unknown of full cover.”
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