Burkinis banned on France’s Cannes beaches by mayor

The mayor of Cannes has banned the wearing of burkinis – full-body swimsuits – on the beaches of the French Riviera resort famous for its annual film festival, officials said on Thursday.

Mayor David Lisnard signed off on the ruling that “access to beaches and for swimming is banned to anyone who does not have (bathing apparel) which respects good customs and secularism”, which is a founding principle of the French republic.

“Beachwear which ostentatiously displays religious affiliation, when France and places of worship are currently the target of terrorist attacks, is liable to create risks of disrupting public order (crowds, scuffles etc) which it is necessary to prevent,” it says.

  • ismiselemeas

    Beach lifeguards in NZ are under clear orders with regard to this carry on. Swimmers in distress who are not dressed appropriately are a low priority rescue. Their behaviour puts the life of the guards at risk due to the weight of wet clothes and the restriction of movement.

    • Good.

    • Gary

      i agree. I took all the courses to be a Lifeguard while also being a top swimmer in my area through high school.

      Lifeguards being forced to dress to meet the Sharia laws for muslim-only swim times makes it dangerous for both the person in trouble and Lifeguard.

      This is a no-win situation because the islamsists WANT a women to die as martyr to claim that nobody cares about muslims because they are islamophobic. But if the women can’t swim in her full coverage the islamists still cry islamophobia because ti’s all about looking for a reason to go Jihad and recruit young Jihadists.

  • mobuyus

    If I saw that floating bag of shit in my waters I’d harpoon and ask any question I may have later.

  • Ed

    Just ban ugly people, and you will have achieved through generic means the same result.

    • Gary

      Better yet, have a secret shark tank to wrap blood soak burka’s around chunks of bloody fish to turn them into Pavlov’s Shark to only attack large back object in along the shore line .

      Have unwrapped fake fish made of plastic or fake human torso’s from nylon that becomes pointless for the sharks to keep attacking……they then see the pattern that the real fish is inside the large black object oozing blood.

      Problem solved.