French burkini bans are a foolish act of fanaticism

Source: The Telegraph

In Manjib, Syria, the men are cutting their beards. The women are smoking cigarettes and uncovering their faces. Newly liberated from the rule of Isil, they’re expressing the most basic freedom a human can possess: control over their own bodies. These are the freedoms the West holds dear. This is what we stand for: the freedom of each person to make decisions for themselves, to wake up, shave and get dressed without consulting a government or theocratic rulebook. And our governments’ disinterest in whether their citizens dress tastefully or badly, whether they pray or listen to the radio, and what they eat for breakfast, is a hallmark of humane and reasonable state power.


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