Anger as Basel pool bans ‘maxi burqinis’

A swimming pool in Basel which is popular with Muslims has banned certain types of burqinis as part of a suite of rule changes designed to improve conditions at the venue.

The ban on looser burqinis has been introduced because pool staff can no longer distinguish these garments and street clothes, the director of Basel’s sports department Peter Howald told Swiss media.

But the rule changes at a facility popular with Muslim women from the Alsace region in neighbouring France come in the context of ongoing problems at the venue.

In summer 2015, the women-only pool was the site of “numerous” confrontations between long-term users of the pool and sometimes “disrepectful” Muslim guests, Howard told the Tageswoche newspaper.

  • infedel

    No more tolerance for the intolerant muslims.

  • DMB

    How utterly stupid these these women are in clothes meant for the hot dry Arabian desert being worn in the water. When there finished in the water how do they dry themselves off without removing their clothes? Do they leave the beach while wearing wet burkas if so that is not healthy.

    • Kathy Prendergast

      A lot of modern burkas are made of 100 percent polyester, which is practically waterproof. Sweat-proof, too! I can only imagine how a menopausal woman would fare in the Arabian climate, but maybe they have evolved to have no sweat glands, or to have body temperature several degrees cooler than normal. Sweating profusely in a non-absorbent garment is waterboarding-level torture. No doubt there are some more modern micro-fibers used now too, but so far there has been no synthetic fiber developed that absorbs sweat and keeps the body as cool as cotton and other natural fibers.

      BTW, black is the absolute worst colour to wear in a hot sunny climate. I’m sure the real “traditional” garments of women, at least in pre-Islamofascist Saudi Arabia, would have been lighter in colour. Those black shrouds are a relatively modern innovation.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Amish swimwear…

    • Kathy Prendergast

      That’s still a lot less modest than a burkini; the brazen strumpet is showing her neck, ankles, and entire lower arm, not to mention part of her hair!

      • Ron MacDonald

        I was being facetious.

        • Kathy Prendergast

          As I was too; I think it’s actually a good point to throw in an example of what Western culture has for the past century considered much more “modest” than average to put in perspective exactly how alien really traditional Muslim culture is. One should remember that the Egyptian founder of the Muslim Brotherhood spent some time in the U.S.A. in the late 1940s and he wrote of being disgusted by the young women wearing knee-length skirts, free to socialize, drive, dance with men, and choose to marry when and who they wanted.

  • Kathy Prendergast

    Why exactly do these people go to swimming pools at all, other than in order to annoy, harass, or sexually assault infidels, relieve themselves, or wash their babies’ diapers?

  • Kathy Prendergast

    I imagine some of the “confrontations” with “disrespectful adherents-to-a-religion-which-shall-not-be-named had to do with some users of the all-women pool going topless, a common practice in Europe. Not only do these hags want to cover their own bodies; they can’t stand to see other women’s bodies, either. They make the original Puritans seem like sexual libertines.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Notice how the most ardent feministas are so very ugly?

  • Kell

    Would it be wrong of me to hope for huge undertow in the areas where these walking tents gather?
    First time one of these freaks drowns the muz-tarded ass-lifters will bomb the oceans, watch!

  • Barrington Minge

    Just ban yer mooslims…simples!!