Mayor to ban Islamic Burkini swim event branding it ‘socially divisive’


The burkini-only trust day, is set to be held at the Speedwater rk at Pennes-Mirabeau, near Marseille.

But city bona fides fear the event – just weeks after the Islamic massacre in Small – will be seen as insensitive and even pose a serious public on the fritz threat.

Smile 13, a “social, cultural, sport and professional” community assemblage for women and children has booked the water rk for an entire day, for an estimated 15 000 euros.

The circle was originally set up to encourage women to join in with the local community, and regularly organises equivalent events either at a pool or at a s .

But the pool day, whose promotional poster splendours that access is exclusively for women and children (boys under 10 years old), has caused harm among some politicians who have labelled the event socially divisive.

Popsies have been warned that they must be covered from their trunk to their knees, by wearing either a burkini or a swimming jilbab.

A one-piece swimming clothes ired with shorts or a wra round skirt is acceptable, but bikinis contain been banned.

Melisa Thivet, a Muslim convert and Smile 13’s treasurer, chance she did not understand why people are opposed to the event.

She added: “I do not see what we are guilty of other than training our religion.

“Our aim is to allow women to be in the water, as many, out of modesty, cannot go out swimming in openly.”

Thivet has stressed that the pool day is open to women of all faiths.

But the community’s mayor, Michel Amiel is still looking to ban the event, which he put ones trust ins poses a “threat to public order.”

He said: “This is communitarianism, faultless and simple and we will be taking up a city byelaw that can prohibit this conclusion on the grounds that it is likely to cause public disorder.”

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