Several French mayors stick to burkini ban despite court ruling

MARSEILLE (AFP) – Several mayors in southeast France on Friday said they would maintain their bans on the Islamic burkini swimsuit despite a ruling by France’s highest administrative court to suspend the measures.

Town hall authorities in Nice said the mayor would continue to fine women wearing burkinis while the mayor of nearby Frejus, David Rachline, told AFP that “the Frejus order is still valid.”

  • The real issue here is not ‘burkinis’; it is the wholesale destruction of French civilisation from within, by the creeping cancer of Islam. The ridiculous ban on these garments is akin to Nero complaining about the colour of his violin strings while Rome burns around him.

    The ‘libertarian’ claim that Muslim women ‘choose’ to wear these things is even more absurd than the attempts to ban them. Imams all over France must be in a quandary as to which idiotic European response to laugh at the more. They don’t have to bother pursuing their Islamic conquest of Europe, the stupid Europeans are doing it for them.

    • Cat-astrophe

      What you are saying there Sailor is exactly what I am thinking too. If these people want to wear these outfits, let them.
      Is this really the defining issue to say enough is enough regarding the erosion of French identity?
      Come on, give me a break.
      I can see lots of non-Muslim women wearing the “burkini”. It probably gives women who are not comfortable on the beach in any traditional swim wear the opportunity to go to the beach and not feel as self conscious.
      Make an issue out of Saudi Arabia funded mosques and radical teachings by the imams, and quit deflecting real concerns over a fashion faux pas.

    • bargogx1

      It’s not ridiculous. Those garments are a symbol of that creeping cancer. The French have a right to defend their way of life any damn way they choose, and they have a right to say enough is enough when, where, and how they choose, and over any issue they choose.

    • canminuteman

      You are correct, but it pisses off muzzies and it pisses of lefties, and that is worth something. The fact that the local authorities are basically saying FU to the national court shows that the necessary change is starting to happen, if even in a small way. The center is losing control and that is the first step in a grass roots revolution.

      • moraywatson

        The burqini ban is about removing the supremacists’ oxygen. An invisible supremacist is a failed supremacist.

  • Cat-astrophe

    The more I think about this, the “Burkini” battle could only be the brainchild of sick social engineers, who know the final outcome will be the “sympathy” card trumping the real concerns about this 5th column.

  • bargogx1

    People need to stop ridiculing this and start supporting it. If this is the point that the French have decided to say enough is enough, then that’s their choice. Do you really think it’s just the burkini itself that’s driving this? It’s what it symbolizes, and it’s just part of a long list. It’s the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back. The French have been living in a pressure cooker situation with Islam, and they’re starting to snap, and people don’t always snap when, where, and how you think it’s logical for them to snap. Stop ridiculing and start supporting.

  • andycanuck

    I’ve read in a comment section (although without a link to back it up) that part of the reason for the ban is Moslems harassing women in bathing-suits, trying to make them cover up or leave the beach. Certainly sounds plausible.

  • Some interesting points have been made here, and I would not disagree about the wider implications of the ban. If it represents the rumblings of major discontent then I welcome it. However, I do rather feel that the French are just ‘rearranging the deckchairs’ so as to “maintain their way of life”, while hoping that the Islamic iceberg will somehow drift away from their Titanic.

    As Cat-astrophe notes, they are laying themselves wide open to massive legal and emotively social issues, which the Left and the multifarious ‘Muslim Councils’ will pounce on. It undoubtedly is “what it symbolizes”, as bargogx1 says, but “How dare you tell women what they can wear” is rather more difficult to defend than “How dare you ban a crazed, brainwashed, violent and mentally-retarded politico/military cult that is hellbent on destroying our society”, which is the direct argument that Geert Wilders is presenting in Holland.

    And on a practical level, how do you prove it is a ‘burkini’, and not just clothing to keep the sun off? Whatever the underlying reasons for it, and bargogx1 is right about them, I still maintain that it is a ridiculous road to go down. They should grasp the nettle and ban Islam outright.

    Having said that, if this succeeds in galvanising ordinary French folk into pushing for an eventual total ban on Islam it will have done a good job. Ridiculous or not in itself, if it keeps the whole Islamic issue on the boil in the public arena, that has to be a good thing.