Fierce controversy surrounds a recent burkini ban in France.
Burkini is a relatively new fashion trend popular among female Muslim swimmers. It is an outfit made from swimsuit material that covers the body from head to ankles.
The Muslim version of bikini is considered to be a symbol of Islamic extremism in France. For last week burkini was banned on public beaches in the three French cities: Cannes, Villeneuve - Loubet, and Cisco commune on the French island of Corsica.
The ruling states: “Beachwear that ostentatiously displays religious affiliation, when France and places of worship are currently the target of terrorist attacks, is liable to create risks of disrupting public order.”
This tough move has already caused a lot of controversy. Representatives of the Muslim community are outraged: some of them are trying to appeal to the court, others just breaking the new law.
Manuel Valls supported the ban. The prime minister said that burkini means original viciousness of women, which does not correspond to the French values and ideas.
Here is what Muslim women think about the new law
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The discussions surrounding the ban on wearing garments hiding the face and body in public also take place in Germany. The implementation of the same law was proposed by Thomas de Maiziere. At the same time, the Minister admitted that such a move could be declared unconstitutional.
However, such bans have already been introduced at the local level.