France has had a rough go of it lately, what with all the Islamic terror attacks (see Multiculturalism? ISIS Raids Church in Normandy, France. Beheads Priest… and Horrific Terrorist Attack in Nice, France. Cowardly Media calls it ‘Truck Attack’…), but finally at least Cannes is fighting back and doing something about it.
They’re banning “burkinis.”
What’s a “burkini” you ask? What, you haven’t seen it at your local Big 5? You’re a hateful bigot. Probably a racist. But fine, allow me to explain: it’s a bathing suit Muslim women wear to the beach. So they can stay all modest for their men folk and not get a tan. Or be ogled by other men folk. Right, France is banning something one wears to the beach.
The mayor of Cannes in southern France has banned full-body swimsuits known as “burkinis” from the beach, citing public order concerns.
David Lisnard said they are a “symbol of Islamic extremism” and might spark scuffles, as France is the target of Islamist attacks.
France is on high alert following a series of incidents including July’s truck attack in nearby Nice.
Anyone caught flouting the new rule could face a fine of €38 (£33).
They will first be asked to change into another swimming costume or leave the beach.
First of all, let’s give France a smallish round of applause for at least attempting to do something about the Islamic terrorist problems in France. Okay?
Pushback against Islamic culture is necessary. France has also insisted Halal supermarkets who want to be grocers sell traditional meats, including pork. Islam is the problem, after all. France has a right to protect the culture of France. If you’re a Muslim and you want to go to the beach, wear what everyone else wears to the beach. If you’re unwilling to don traditional swimwear that’s fine. Just don’t go to the beach.
Before you say what France is doing here is “oppressive,” don’t. Remember there’s a thing called cultural assimilation. The people of France are not known for wearing lots of dark layers to the beach. Actually I’m not sure who would wear lots of layers to the beach. Doesn’t make a lot of sense. So what France is doing is trying to take back their culture one baby step at a time.
However I need to go macro a little bit. Rather than taking a long, hard look at what’s causing the influx of Islamic terrorism in France and all of Europe (like open border immigration policies, or the blind embrace of “multiculturalism”), France has decided to ban swimwear. Again I say “baby steps.” I mean you have to crawl before you can walk, right? Subtle pushback like this is at least some kind of pushback.
Methinks taking a look at the larger issue is necessary, right? Maybe France could pushback against Islamic culture while also curbing Islamic immigration? Or does that make me an extremist? It’s hard to keep track these days.