The outfit is not clothing. It's swimwear. This sounds like any other swimwear on the market:
Ahiida® Burqini®™ Swimsuits are made in Australia with
quality high performance innovative fabrics.
All of our Swimwear are:
50+ UV protected
Have Low Water Absorbency and are very very quick drying.
I don't see the issue other than the French making a statement about the burqa. The French prefer their women half naked. Tell me again, who is oppressing who?
In addition to being great for the modest, this suit would work well for anyone who is sensitive to sun, especially those with a history of skin cancer.
Is it so hard to accept that some wear it out of choice?
Inside the West Muslim women have much more liberty than Muslim countries.
Inside some Muslim countries there is no choice but to wear it so it can be oppression, but can the same be said for the West? No.
It is not a religious obligation. There is not one word in the Qu'ran or hadiths that mention niqab or burka it is a cultural inheritence that pre dates Islam but if some wish to take 'dressing modestly' to mean the covering of the face. Then not my problem and fair play to them, just take it off when in certain buildings.
Government and State needs to stop getting involved in such matters.
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I keep bringing up this point in similar threads, but banning these garments from public places is not going to make these women stop wearing them. They'll simply avoid going to those places and stay home. Maybe that's what these stupid rules are after, eh? Out of sight and out of mind?
The young woman in the in the OP, a French native who freely converted and chooses to wear these outfits, made it clear that she would rather leave her own country than be forced to dress in ways she disaproves of.
I can't believe the irony of forcing women to wear certain clothes to free them from being forced to wear certain clothes. How stupid can a concept get?
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