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"Burquini" banned in French pool

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Songbird, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member


    By MARIA DANILOVA, Associated Press Writer Maria Danilova, Associated Press Writer – 43 mins ago

    PARIS – A Muslim woman garbed in a head-to-toe swimsuit — dubbed a "burquini" — may have opened a new chapter in France's tussle between religious practices and its stern secular code.

    Officials insisted Wednesday they banned the woman's use of the Islam-friendly suit at a local pool because of France's pool hygiene standards — not out of hostility to overtly Muslim garb.

    Under the policy, swimmers are not allowed in pools with baggy clothing, including surfer-style shorts. Only figure-hugging suits are permitted.

    Nonetheless the woman, a 35-year-old convert to Islam identified only as Carole, complained of religious discrimination after trying to go swimming in a "burquini," a full-body swimsuit, in the town of Emerainville, southeast of Paris.

    She was quoted as telling the daily Le Parisien newspaper that she had bought the burquini after deciding "it would allow me the pleasure of bathing without showing too much of myself, as Islam recommends."

    "For me this is nothing but segregation," she said.
  2. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Leave it to the French to actually legislate the use of Speedos. Yet another reason to hate those smarmy bastards.
  3. DisembodiedOwlHead

    DisembodiedOwlHead Active Member

    "The pleasure of bathing" while wearing a ninja suit. Tres pleasurable !
  4. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    This thread is now useful

  5. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    At least Ludivine Sagnier didn't have to wear one.
  6. DisembodiedOwlHead

    DisembodiedOwlHead Active Member

    Yes, but Ludivine opens herself up to smiting !
  7. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    If only.
  8. DisembodiedOwlHead

    DisembodiedOwlHead Active Member

    Her "Swimming Pool" - much more interesting than the burquini debate
  9. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    edited for reality
  10. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

  11. Ashy Larry

    Ashy Larry Active Member

    ya.....go fuck yourself.
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