The burkini ban is a political ruse

“…If it weren’t for the fact that we are now used to such distraction issues, the amount of attention poured on this burkini issue would be mystifying. But of course it fits into the modern European pattern of politicians and media getting caught up on essentially ephemeral, unimportant issues to do with Islam and European culture. And that is because the bigger issues go so entirely counter to the lies we keep telling ourselves about the wisdom or success of our policies of immigration and integration…”

  • Norman_In_New_York

    In Israel, Muslims are allowed to wear what they want to wear as long as they don’t attempt to dictate the beachwear of non-Muslims or carve out any exclusive spaces as their own. They know that the authorities will not tolerate any disturbances.

  • caliroxanne

    Yes, this is a point I’ve been making for a long time. Instead of banning burkas and obsessing over fgm, what we must do is BAN MUSLIMS!!! Trying to ban a custom, ritual or article of clothing is laughable and won’t solve anything. A Muslim in a burka is no different from a Muslim forced out of the burka wearing western clothes. They may look different on the outside, but on the inside – politically, ideologically, etc… – they are the same. Anyway, I like the filthy head bags, burkas, etc., because they tell me to stay away, and if I see this in a business establishment, I know to spend my money elsewhere!

  • PaulW

    A breath of fresh air and clarity: thank goodness for Douglas Murray. And he’s right: the burkini issue is basically a distraction and in and of itself, relatively inconsequential. However, the problems caused by mass muslim immigration have completely exceeded governments’ capacity to control or contain.

  • John

    Yeah, it’s a mere distraction. In the posting above Sarkozy is taking a brave and principled stand against the garment…calling it a provocation. But when President of France he did nothing to stem Muslim immigration, both legal and illegal.

  • pdxnag

    Apostasy or expulsion, nothing less will do.