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Western "submission" to Muslim dress codes

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Submitted by Edward Cline (United States), Aug 17, 2009 at 06:37

Mr. Pipes:

Perhaps you have already read about this latest British -- and government enforced -- submission to Muslim dress codes for public swimming pools, in which ALL women must wear "burkinis."

I suppose that America is not far behind the British in terms of accommodating the new dervishes and their "customs," to judge by your report on American Marines in Afghanistan. And here I thought the Marines were immune from political correctness. Well, there's another tarnished icon.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/6034706/Swimmers-are-told-to-wear-burkinis.html

Submitting....

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Yes, I saw that and put it into perspective here: British pools require burkinis

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