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Yes, I agree. What the French are doing makes no practical sense.

Reader comment on item: Ban the Burqa, Allow the Burkini

Submitted by Michael S (United States), Aug 22, 2016 at 22:11

I agree with you completely on this, Daniel. Readers should look at how Western swimwear has changed over the short period of 100 years:


The Burkini looks much closer to what both women AND MEN were wearing in the West, just three generations ago, than modern swimwear does. The next thing you know, French children will be required to have tatoos in a few years, or go naked, the way this is trending. Perhaps men will also be required to shave their heads, and pierce their ears.


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Daniel Pipes replies:

Great perspective that I did not have space to include: today's burkini is similar to Western swimwear of a century ago. There is nothing intrinsically Western about skimpy swimsuits.

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