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Tag: burkini

  • Saturday, August 27th 2016 - 04:26 UTC

    French ruling suspends “burkini” swimsuit ban in the Riviera resorts

    Mayor Lionnel Luca, said: “We need to decide if we want a smiley, friendly version of sharia law on our beaches or if we want the rules of the Republic.” (Pic DR)

    Mayors of French towns who banned the controversial “burkini” swimsuit have been warned they must heed a court ruling suspending the action. Human rights lawyer Patrice Spinosi said if any mayors did not comply, he would take each case to court but at least three mayors have said they will keep the bans on their beaches.

  • Wednesday, August 24th 2016 - 20:40 UTC

    Full bodied burkinis a huge sales success in Australia

    Aheda Zanetti,(C) who claims the trademark on the name burkini and burqini, said online sales were up by 200%.

    Australian woman credited with creating the burkini says bans on the full-bodied Islamic swimsuit in France have boosted sales. The clothing - which combines “burqa” with “bikini” - leaves only the face, hands and feet on show.

  • Tuesday, August 16th 2016 - 06:29 UTC

    More French towns adopt Burkinis' ban; clashes in Corsican beaches

    Cannes and the town of Villeneuve-Loubet also recently banned the burkini. Critics say the bans are discriminatory and could worsen tensions.

    A French court has rejected a demand by a group of French Muslims in Cannes to overturn a ban on full-body, head-covering swimwear on city beaches. A lawyer for the Collective Against Islamophobia in France said after the decision Saturday by a court in nearby Nice that he would lodge an appeal with the Council of State, the highest administrative body in France.