When do two wrongs ever make a right? Innocent women are being penalised in a war that is not of their doing.
A few days ago a 34-year-old woman, identified only as Siam, whilst on the beach of a popular French tourist town, was asked to remove a layer of clothing and being given an on the spot fine by armed police.
Regardless, if this were a set-up or not, this is an outrageous situation where an innocent woman is fined and asked to ‘undress’ because of a ‘law.’ All indications, despite the claims, are that this was not a set-up.
What do the French courts say about a ‘law’ that tells women to undress?
French judges have said the ban was ‘necessary, appropriate and proportionate.’ It appears that the law supports three armed officers pointing a pepper spray canister in the face of another Muslim lady and telling her that she was in breach of a new rules outlawing swimming costumes that cover the entire body.
On the beach it showed, “Armed police waiting for Muslim women to come out of the sea at Nice, and then warning them about their choice of head scarves.” Women were fined for wearing burkinis, ‘modest swimwear,’ on the beach in Cannes, with details recorded on what will amount to a criminal record. Two young women were made to leave the water by the police even though they were not wearing the burkini.
David Lisnard, mayor of Cannes, who introduced the burkini ban, defended the police officer’s behaviour by stating that all ‘beach dress that ostentatiously shows a religious affiliation was unwelcome and offensive and risked provoking people and so risked public order.
S P E E C H L E S S.
I honestly struggle to find the words to express my feelings, outrage, dismay and fury about the above situation.
A Facebook friend kindly pointed out to me that guns and bombs could be hidden under burkas and burkinis.
Silly me for not thinking about that. I knew that weapons and ignitable substances can be and have been concealed under beach towels, in trouser pockets, under coats, in cars, brief cases, backpacks, in shoe soles, and even in body cavities.
What I failed to realise is that if we start terrorising innocent women and their children on our beaches and make them undress in public, this will solve all ‘terrorist related’ problems…
Quite a knee jerk reaction if ever I heard of one.
France’s Highest Court suspends ‘illegal’ burkini ban as ‘serious violation of freedoms.
The State Council ruled today that the measure was a “serious and clearly illegal violation of fundamental freedoms.”
The Court said local authorities could only introduce measures restricting individual freedoms if wearing the Islamic swimsuit on beaches represented a “proven risk’ to public order. And there was no such risk concerning Villeneuve-Loubet, a resort on the Cote d’Azur between Nice and Cannes.
The French Council of the Muslim Faith hailed the ruling as a “victory for common sense.”
Amen to that.
What does the Bible say again about how we are to treat our neighbours?
May God bless you!
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