16 mai 2022

French city rekindles burkini brouhaha with pool rule change


Grenoble municipal council plans to scrap bathing suit code that bans the full-body covering critics see as example of creeping IslamismGRENOBLE, France (AFP) — The Alpine city of Grenoble is set to reignite one of France’s recurring summer debates on Monday when it votes to authorize the “burkini” in state-run swimming pools.The all-in-one swimsuit, used by some Muslim women to cover their bodies and hair while bathing, has become almost as topical as ice cream and sun hats during the holiday [...]