After Nice, the Cannes Mayor has also passed legislation that no Muslim Burqini ladies should be seen at the Mediterranean beaches. In the meantime the ban has spread to a third coastal city.
The Pakistani DAWN reports:
FRANCE: A woman was forced to remove her ‘burkini’ swimsuit on a beach in Nice by armed police officers, a series of photos that emerged online Wednesday showed.
Nice last week became the latest French seaside resort to ban the burqini, the body-concealing Islamic swimsuit that has sparked heated debate in secular France.
The photos showed French police officers confronting a woman resting on a beach at Nice’s Promenade des Anglais and asking her to remove the the ‘burkini’, The Guardian reported
In the meantime some voices were raised that Armed Police should really watch out for terrorists rather than burkini ladies. This created a dilemma: ‘Who will tackle the burqini ladies when the armed police watches out for terrorists’?
Luckily France has long been an immigration country. One French official of Saudi Arabian origin consequently came up with the suggestion that France copies Saudi Arabia and creates a separate ‘Morality Police’. True, Saudi Arabia’s view of Morality differs from the French view of Morality. Saudi Arabia wants to ensure that its ladies are dressed, while France wants to ensure that its ladies are undressed. From a ‘Policing Point of View’ however the challenge is the same: ‘We have to ensure the dress code (or ‘un-dress code’).
In desperation the Mayor of Nice has agreed to this suggestion and sent a team to Saudi Arabia in order to request the Saudi Arabian Authorities to send a team to Nice to ‘Capacity-Build’ the new French ‘Morality Police’.
With best efforts however the new police force may be trained only for the next summer season. The whether in Europe will soon turn cooler and one will not be able to distinguish the hijab ladies from the normal French protecting themselves from a cool winter breeze with a head shawl.
PS. for those who have not yet noticed: This is supposed to be sarcastic.