The reason we do not ban the burqini

It is true that countries run by megalomaniac theocrats ban costumes like the bikini.

Justifying the move, Mr Buonanno added: \”Imagine a western woman bathing in a bikini in a Muslim country. The consequences could be decapitation, prison or deportation. We are merely prohibiting the use of the burqini.\”

The reason we do not ban the burqini is because we are not megalomaniac theocrats.

14 thoughts on “The reason we do not ban the burqini”

  1. I know we’re not megalomaniacs BUT… I think the hijab and burkini seriously undermine ALL women’s freedoms.

    Not only Muslim women (who may not have been given the choice to wear the items in the first place) but the insistence of some local pools to require non-Muslim women to “cover up” has started to rear it’s ugly head!.

    It’s become a contentious if not hypocritical issue to say the least. Why should I cover up in an English pool because someone is offended by seeing my upper legs?

    I am not Muslim and I do not expect to abide by Sharia Law EVER!

  2. “Why should I cover up in an English pool because someone is offended by seeing my upper legs?”

    You shouldn’t. And no council should ever expect you to.

    Just as we shouldn’t ban an item of clothing. If they want to wear it, so be it. They just shouldn’t expect anyone else to have to, or to be (for instance) refused service in a shop if someone can’t see their faces.

  3. So they are megalomaniac theocrats in Italy and France? And this is why they are banning the burqini?

    If the Bad Thing here is being a megalomaniac theocrat (MT), and we want to make sure we’re not, then we should ban the burqini, since only such require it.

    If you mean we support individual freedom, unlike MTs, and therefore shouldn’t stop women swimming in sacks if they want to, it’s incumbent on us also to oppose the erosion of individual freedom brought about by a spreading requirement to adhere to the dictates of MTs. Such as wearing a burqini.

    This isn’t a simple case. But France and Italy are at least opposing MTs in the public arena.

  4. State regulation of dress code is a bad idea. The way to deal with this issue is to respect private property rights. If a shopowner refuses to serve folk dressed in particular ways, he or she sets the rules. If people don’t like the rules, they can go elsewhere. Same with firms: if an employer refuses to hire people dressed a certain way, be it on grounds of religion, scruffiness, or whatever, that is up to the employer and the would-be employee.

    Take the case of people using swimming pools that “offend” some people; so long as the pool is owned privately, what’s the problem?

  5. Thank you Iain. I knew I’d read it somewhere. From that link “But across the UK municipal pools are holding swimming sessions specifically aimed at Muslims, in some case imposing strict dress codes.”

    UK municipal pools are public pools… and what if we insisted on “Non Muslim Pool Time, with a strict code of NO BURKINI’S”????

    It’s getting bloody silly. I’m glad I don’t live in the UK anymore, this whole bending over backwards for Islam makes me sick!

  6. This sectarian attitude to public access to jointly held public amenities should be thrown out altogether.

    The only private sessions in a public pool, should be for organised swimming lessons where an instructor needs control of the pool. That is the only rational justification for keeping other people out. Outside of those sessions, access should be unrestricted. There should be no so called “ladies night”, no muslim sessions, no catholic sessions. And dress codes should be set in accordance with requirements for decency, safety and hygiene.

  7. The UK is not run by meglomaniac theocrats – listening to the greens , climate changers , feminists,gay etc = might make you doubt that.

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