France’s Prime Minister is fuming over a New York Times article that quotes French Muslim women saying they feel discriminated against in the country. “Women are free,” Manuel Valls wrote in a Huffington Post editorial, while adding that the burkini-style bathing suit favored by some Muslim women is “not an…
A French court today reversed the country’s divisive so-called burkini ban, ruling the 15-odd French mayors who have banned women from wearing a full-length swimsuit to the beach had no standing to do so.
In France, cities continue to outlaw the burkini, a modest full-covering bathing suit worn by some Muslim women. According to the New York Times, five cities, including Cannes, have already banned the burkini and three more are in the process of doing so.