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Submitted by myth (Germany), Aug 26, 2016 at 20:28

I find all arguments perfectly reasonable and convincing. However I see this as a question of power. That is to ask who makes or breakes the rules. Who impose whose will on whom. Banning the burking demonstrates that the Cannes municipality makes the rules, not the muslim women.

I would support Cannes' ban as a demonstration of power over reason.

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I guess the Conseil d'Etat, which reversed the burkini ban, really makes the rules.

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