Friday, 16 April 2010

Paris pool bans Muslim woman in 'burqini' swimsuit.



   A PARIS swimming pool has refused entry to a young Muslim woman wearing a "burqini", a swimsuit covering most of the body, officials said, adding to tensions over Muslim dress in France.

The incident came as French lawmakers conduct hearings on whether to ban the burqa after President Nicolas Sarkozy said the head-to-toe body covering and veil was ”not welcome” in France, home to Europe's biggest Muslim minority.

Officials in the Paris suburb of Emerainville said they let the woman swim in the pool in July wearing the “burqini”, designed for Muslim women who want to swim without revealing their bodies.

But when she returned in August, they decided to apply hygiene rules and told her she could not swim if she insisted on wearing the garment, which resembles a wetsuit with built-in hood.

Pool staff “reminded her of the rules that apply in all (public) swimming pools which forbid swimming while clothed”, said Daniel Guillaume, an official with the pool management.

Le Parisien newspaper said the woman, identified by her first name Carole, was a French convert to Islam and that she was determined to go to the courts to challenge the decision.
”Quite simply, this is segregation,” the newspaper quoted her as saying.
“I will fight to try to change things. And if I see that the battle is lost, I cannot rule out leaving France.”

That statement would have brought a nationwide sigh of relief and offers to pay her and her sympathisers fares out of the country.

The newspaper ran a photo of the woman sporting her three-piece “burqini” which she said she purchased in Dubai during a recent holiday.
”I bought it thinking that I could enjoy swimming without having to uncover myself,” she said.

Local mayor Alain Kelyor said “all this has nothing to do with Islam,” adding that the “burqini” was “not an Islamic swimsuit; that type of suit does not exist in the Koran,” the Muslim holy book.
France has set up a special panel of 32 lawmakers to consider whether a law should be enacted to bar Muslim women from wearing the burqa.
In an address to parliament in June, Sarkozy said the burka was not a symbol of religious faith but a sign of women's “subservience” and declared that it was “not welcome” in staunchly secular France.
The country has had a long-running debate on how far it is willing to go to accommodate Islam without undermining the tradition of separating church and state, enshrined in a flagship 1905 law.
In 2004, it passed a law banning headscarves or any other “conspicuous” religious symbols in state schools to defend secularism.

The burqa debate in France has drawn chilling warnings from Al-Qaeda that it was ready to “take revenge for the honour of our daughters and sisters”.
Communist MP Andre Gerin, who heads the National Assembly's burqa commission, called the “burqini” ridiculous and said pool administrators were right.
We can't allow this. This is proof that there is a political agenda behind such dress,” Gerin told Le Parisien.
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37 comments:

Vest said...

Its simply a slinky way of getting one's outerclothing washed while enjoying one's self.
Its also not surprising why some of the Muslim women need to hide their faces. However those like the complainant who opted to become a Muslim, it seem they would have a face worth hiding, similar to that of a camels arse.

Jimmy said...

wats all the fuss about?

Jimmy said...

Little Johnny is taking a shower with his mother and says, "Mom, what are those things on your chest!?"

Unsure of how to reply, she tells Johnny to ask his dad at breakfast tomorrow, quite certain the matter would be forgotten.

Johnny didn't forget. The following morning he asked his father the same question. His father, always quick with the answers, says, "Why Johnny, those are balloons.

When your mommy dies, we can blow them up and she'll float to heaven." Johnny thinks that's neat and asks no more questions.

Jimmy said...

"Uncle Harry is blowing up Mommys' balloons and she's screaming, "Oh God, I'm coming!"

Jimmy said...

A few weeks later, Johnny's dad comes home from work a few hours early.


Johnny runs out of the house crying hysterically, "Daddy! Daddy! Mommy's dying!!"

His father says, "Calm down son! Why do you think Mommy's dying?"

Jimmy said...

Sarkozy said the burka was not a symbol of religious faith but a sign of women's “subservience” and declared that it was “not welcome” in staunchly secular France.



thats taking SECULARISM beyond the meaning of secularism

SARDARS too refuse to remove turban to wear helmet while driving 2 wheelers

Jimmy said...

The country has had a long-running debate on how far it is willing to go to accommodate Islam without undermining the tradition of separating church and state, enshrined in a flagship 1905 law.
In 2004, it passed a law banning headscarves or any other “conspicuous” religious symbols in state schools to defend secularism.

what is wrong in saying
My name is KHAN I am a Muslim


must I change my name to Paul or Saul?

Jimmy said...

The burqa debate in France has drawn chilling warnings from Al-Qaeda that it was ready to “take revenge for the honour of our daughters and sisters”.


Watch it u frogs

Gordon the baker. said...

LONDON: Osama Bin Laden has a page on facebook according to reports from the U/K yesterday, using the site as a platform to show videos and speeches to islamic militants. his address is "the mountains of the world".

Vest said...

Gordon: Probably run by that mob in Cairo; 'World United Bloggers'.
Who once sent me an invitation to become the Moderator for Australian content arriving on their site.
I sussed them out as being a covert bunch of latent terrorists.

Jimmy said...

WUB is CLEAN
I joined too

WUB gives a fruum for the oppressed ppl in the World to air their views

Vest said...

Jimmy: But you are not clean, your recent sordid comments will prove that.

Jimmy said...

CLEAN is a relative term
I am no DEVIL and
u r no ANGEL
neither is ROSE

everybody is a shade of GREY
we are double faced

one face u put on for your community
but if thee were no lights
no police
no press reporters prowling around


u wud be your real self

Jimmy said...

a dirty old man
with a dirty old rain coat


flashing

Jimmy said...

An Italian, a Frenchman and an Indian were drinking at a bar, discussing what they had done the previous evening.





The Italian says: "Last night I massaged my wife all over her body with the finest olive oil, then we made passionate love and I made her scream nonstop for five minutes."

Jimmy said...

The Frenchman says: "Last night I massaged my wife all over her body with a special aphrodisiac oil, then we made passionate love. I made her scream for fifteen minutes straight."





The Indian says: "That's nothing. Last night I massaged my wife all over her body with Amul butter. I caressed her entire body with the butter, then made love and I made her scream for two long hours."

Jimmy said...

Indian: I wiped my hands on the curtains.

Jimmy said...

The Italian and Frenchman, astonished, asked, "Two hours, phenomenal!"



What did you do to make her scream for two hours??

Jimmy said...

what's with MEN????

I can't understand them any more. They act like real dummies and I meen it!


All they see is BOOBS
all they want is PUSSY

Lillian & Linda

Jimmy said...

u tell them about the stupid phorno shit and well I am still trying to figure out what is phorno!!! But! I have a send of humor and I love to joke well this is me Lillian I am who I am and if my friends ever feel like I am disrespecting you. PLEASE!!! LET ME NOW?


cuz, some guys are about to get castrated real soon and this is ur last chance . u know who u r?

well have a great day!!!

Vest said...

Jimmy: I don't wish to go into hysterics over the remarks in your recent comments but emails from my grandchildren and another unknown woman have convinced me that you are either losing it or simply not living up to the questionable standards of your Catholic upbringing?
There is no need here or anywhere for the little thought you have given in answering this post, its essence is lost while you wander off course and into a mess of squalid crap.
Please keep your comment clean.
Final Warning*
* The umpteenth one I believe.

Jimmy said...

I renounced the religion of my birth after Benedict became Pope

Now I have no 10 commandments (I can covet WALLYs wife) and his goods (his porn collection)


RELIGION is brainwashing by the NATION teamed up with the clergy for mutual interests

Jimmy said...

"Paris pool bans Muslim woman in 'burqini' swimsuit."


OK so what !
this topic has no future VEST

if a muslim woman dont want to show her body when swimming .... why shud it bother us soo much

Jimmy said...

TIME CHECK
its 1245 PM here
445 PM there?


I have a confession to make
though I live in INDIA
I dont really live here

Jimmy said...

I am lonely
all guys here work 9 to 5
and another 2 and half hours goes in commuting


So most of the day I am lonely
and log on to AUS (US is sleeping in my day)

my present love is Patricia
we SMS each other all thro the day

Keshi has disappeared
I have a retired spinster lady friend Maggi and we talk on the fone

but she wont meet me
says I am a married man in the eyes of the Church (even though I am divorced)


and says she will not adulterey

Jimmy said...

this is interesting


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Vest said...

Goa on, I don't believe it!!!

That's It - I'm showering then off to the club,I just can't take anymore crap.

Jimmy said...

this is interesting too...

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Jimmy said...

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Jimmy said...

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Gordon the baker. said...

Zac thinks I'm a nutter, but he hasn't met up with jimmy yet.
have you got wallys email addres i would like to meet him as he might be handy as a plumber and if he's in redfern its just up the road a bit.

Jimmy said...

Wally?

handy as a plumber
Wally??

Jimmy said...

.... the pipes will not hold water

he has yet to win a case on the Upper Deck

and .....

Vest said...

Gordon: Yes but I must ask wally to OK it.

rosemary said...

I am tempted to post jimmy's email address worldwide.

Jimmy said...

Why Rose
do u all ways share your treasures?

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