What we are seeing in France is part of the continued criminalization of being Muslim. Particularly the criminalization of visibly Muslim people – particularly Muslim women.
What we are seeing is a vulgar display of White Feminism codified and legislated by the state.
We’re seeing women being forced to conform to something held up as ‘liberty’.
Women are coerced – with the threat of force – to take off their burkinis at the beach.
A Muslim woman was ordered off the beach in Cannes and fined for simply wearing her headscarf.
We know already, of course, that the French implemented the ‘burqa ban’, we know that headscarves ‘and other religious symbols’ are banned in state schools and there have been multiple incidents of school-girls being forbidden from wearing ‘long skirts’ to school.
However, Jewish and Christian women are allowed to full-body swim-wear.
I’m wondering if these fine, upstanding, “feminist” French mayors are also planning to bar Catholic nuns who wear the full habit from going to their beaches!
James O’Brien on the burkini ban says, ‘How would you feel if a nun was forced to take off her habit on a beach?’
In the name of “laïcité,” or secularism, France is stripping women of a fundamental human right: the right to cover their bodies as they choose. Women of all faiths should always be free to choose how much of their bodies they cover.
Secular law doesn’t mean disrespecting religious sensibilities. It does mean tolerance for all by all, without favoritism.
Briefly, EXTREMISM wins in irrational attitude of Secular France.