On August 23, the burkini ban gained international attention when authorities fined a Muslim woman for wearing the controversial garment at a beach in Nice. The controversy developed almost a month after a Muslim killed 86 people at a celebration for Bastille Day in Nice, France.
The burkini is an awkwardly modest swimsuit created by Muslim designers for women who like to visit the beach without getting acid thrown on their faces.
Since yesterday's ruling, the town hall in Nice has vowed it would “continue to fine” any violators of the ban, yet the courts continue to fight local efforts to restrict the Islamization of public spaces.
Ange-Pierre Vivoni, Socialist mayor of the Corsican town of Sisco, refused to budge saying the ban would remain "for the safety of property and people in the town because I risked having deaths on my hands".
The Corsican mayor has taken a strong stance on the issue after Muslims began attacking kids with harpoons and baseball bats for taking pictures at a local beach. A large skirmish ensued after nearly 40 men from the town of Sisco rushed to defend the youth.
A photo below captures a suspect wielding his weapon shortly before earning his trip to the hospital.
The alliance of libertarianism, feminism and Islam truly pushes the limits of each ideology involved. One can only wonder how much longer they may sustain their inherent contradictions in an effort to subvert society.
Yes, the Muslim world is suddenly filled with an entire cadre of aspiring feminists, claiming the burkini ban is an attack on their faith and gender. Naturally, some Western women have taken the bait.
According to Hanane Karimi, the leader of a feminist Muslim activist group, the secular values of France are difficult to distinguish from the Catholic values of traditional Italy.
“In some countries that had strong religiosity, like Italy, controlling women’s bodies was a part of the country’s religious morality; today in France there is a civil religion of secularity,” she said. “And it has the exact same logic in respect to the control of women’s bodies: Those women who adhere to that secular morality are undressed on the beaches; nothing is hidden.”
According to Osez Le Féminisme, a feminist group, the Muslim women subjected to the burkin ban were victims of both racism and sexism, claiming the poor women lived “under religious oppression” and lost “their fundamental liberties” when authorities wrote the citation.
These mental gymnastics reveal the schizophrenic nature of the Left, but some feminists actually understand the role of secular values and a cohesive society.
Laurence Rossignol, a feminist and the Socialist minister for families, referred to the burkini as “profoundly archaic” and “not just a new kind of bathing attire.”
“That meaning is to hide, to conceal the women’s bodies and the position it accords to women is a position that I fight against,” she said in a television interview.
Unlike many of her comrades, it appears Rossignol realized Islam directly opposes women's rights.
Yes, actual women's rights, that is, not the microaggressions of cold office buildings and phallic shaped monuments.
A popular backlash against Islam in France would alarm the establishments of English-speaking democracies, since these nations happily surrender their culture to the altar of diversity.
Amid the burkini fiasco in France, Canadian authorities announced Muslim mounties will begin wearing hijabs on duty despite the fact this undermines the iconic uniform of the Canadian Mounted Police.
One day later, Scottish authorities declared the hijab will be included as a part of their official uniform for Muslim officers.
As the Anglosphere attacks France for 'isolating' itself from the world, these governments are, in fact, isolating themselves from their own people and culture.
But why do these Western democracies feel such anxiety at a burkini ban?
After staking their careers on turning their countries into multicultural hellholes, Western politicians cautiously observe France, who enjoys the highest proportional Muslim population in the West.
If their counterparts in France begin losing elections, could they be next?