Video making fun of France’s burkini ban goes viral in social media

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
Published 25.08.2016 15:14
Updated 25.08.2016 18:18

A video making fun of the recent bans and ongoing debate about the wearing burkinis in France's beaches was broadly circulated in Turkish social media circles.


A video making fun of the recent bans and ongoing debate about the wearing burkinis in France's beaches was broadly circulated in Turkish social media circles.

Titled "Would you like some Islamophobia with that Croissant?," the video uploaded by BRKN TV's Twitter and Facebook account explains the ongoing debate while making fun of the attitude towards Muslim women in France.

Recently, France came under fire by activists for prohibiting Muslim women from wearing the body-concealing swimsuit burkini, and forcing Muslim women wearing it to strip in 15 seaside towns where the ban is imposed.

The ban prompted an outcry from French Muslims and human rights activists.

One of the world's most secular countries, France strongly separates religion and public life, and overt religious symbols or clothing are considered incompatible with French values.

Islamic dress has long been a subject of debate in France, which was the first European country to ban the Islamic face veil in public in 2010, six years after outlawing the headscarf and other conspicuous religious symbols in state schools.

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