The burkini ban on many French beaches was deemed “‘necessary, appropriate and proportionate’ to prevent public disorder after a succession of jihadi attacks in France,” yet in the UK’s Guardian below, the article states:
“The images are preposterous as well as ugly, highlighting the profound mismatch between stated ideals and their consequence; and an imagined threat to the national community and the means used to subdue it…”
Tell the victims’ families of the Nice massacre and those who watched an elderly priest get beheaded during mass about any “imagined” threat. There is nothing imaginary about a full-on Islamic religious war against the West, attacking from all directions and using stealth and violent means to do so.
The image of four policemen surrounding this innocent-looking woman lying on the beach like “everyone else,” and of her being “forced” to take off her Islamic covering in full view, was sure to grab widespread attention. The picture presented conjures up bullying, intimidation, victimizing and a violation of rights. Chances are that this “innocent” Muslim woman knew about the ban, calculated a powerful political punch against it, and delivered it hard.
In examining this picture for plausibility, Muslim women who wear religious coverings out of modesty do not part with their coverings so easily, because they are driven by their devotion to religious doctrine, in which obedience to the (male) order of the faith is fundamental. In fact, female Muslim devotees who cover up have presented the West an ongoing challenge — at times openly confrontational — to get them to remove any part of that covering in such serious situations as: providing witness testimony in court, citizenship swearing-in ceremonies, and simply showing their identities for voting at election polling stations. Yet this woman — obediently covering up according to her religious convictions — readily sheds her covering in full view of the male officers, males on the public beach, and with cell phone cameras flicking away, rather than simply getting up to leave and making her case afterward.
Islamic supremacists are adept at exploitation, deceptively playing the victim when expedient, and creating publicity that would further their cause of charging “Islamophobia.”
Take for example, the recent case of the innocent-looking young Muslim woman in Virginia who claimed that she was fired for not removing her hijab, followed by CAIR jumping to her defense.
This woman never showed up wearing a hijab on the job interview, nor for the first two days on the job. She calculated a strategy and gained the publicity she wanted, promoted by CAIR as “Islamophobia.” Even as unindicted co-conspirators to terror, the emboldened CAIR has been at the forefront of driving the “Islamophobia” agenda to beat down any criticism of Islam.
Deception is a well-oiled tool among stealth jihadists; the real intimidators, bullies, human rights violators, victimizers and cons, and even mass murderers globally, are jihadists, despite their propaganda machines working in overdrive.
The Muslim Brotherhood Strategic Plan for North America states in its goal for conquest, which also applies globally:
“The process of settlement is a ‘Civilization-Jihadist Process’ with all the word means. The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers…”
The woman on the French beach did a brilliant job of grabbing media attention and conning the media, according to her likely intent. Articles followed about “Criminalizing clothes” and “Ugly politics on the beach.”
Shame on the media for again not recognizing the real victims, who are the peace-loving French citizens living in fear of another jihadi attack. Muslims should be collectively speaking out in defense of freedom and democracy, and helping heal a nation still recovering from the shock of jihadi attacks. Instead, Muslim provocateurs will use any opportunity to gain more ground through their us-versus-them, victimology narrative. Even with a 1,400-year history of victimizing the infidel and apostate, stealth jihadists manage to advance their oft-employed strategy of making the West (and Israel) out to be the reasons for jihadi anger and violence, while the media is helping them to do so.
“Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” (Qur’an 9:29)
“French police make woman remove clothing on Nice beach following burkini ban”, by Benn Quinn,the UK Guardian, August 24, 2016:
Photographs have emerged of armed French police confronting a woman on a beach and making her remove some of her clothing as part of a controversial ban on the burkini.
Authorities in several French towns have implemented bans on the burkini, which covers the body and head, citing concerns about religious clothing in the wake of recent terrorist killings in the country.
France’s burkini ban row divides government as court mulls legality
The images of police confronting the woman in Nice on Tuesday show at least four police officers standing over a woman who was resting on the shore at the town’s Promenade des Anglais, the scene of last month’s Bastille Day lorry attack.
After they arrive, she appears to remove a blue long-sleeved tunic, although one of the officers appears to take notes or issue an on-the-spot fine.
The photographs emerged as a mother of two also told on Tuesday how she had been fined on the beach in nearby Cannes wearing leggings, a tunic and a headscarf.
Her ticket, seen by French news agency AFP, read that she was not wearing “an outfit respecting good morals and secularism”.
“I was sitting on a beach with my family,” said the 34-year-old who gave only her first name, Siam. “I was wearing a classic headscarf. I had no intention of swimming.”
I created the burkini to give women freedom, not to take it away
A witness to the scene, Mathilde Cousin, confirmed the incident. “The saddest thing was that people were shouting ‘go home’, some were applauding the police,” she said. “Her daughter was crying.”
Last week, Nice became the latest French resort to ban the burkini. Using language similar to the bans imposed earlier at other locations, the city barred clothing that “overtly manifests adherence to a religion at a time when France and places of worship are the target of terrorist attacks”.
The Nice ban refers specifically to the truck attack in the city on 14 July that claimed 86 lives, as well as the murder 12 days later of a Catholic priest near the northern city of Rouen.
The ban by several towns will come before France’s highest administrative court on Thursday following an appeal by the Human Rights League, a French NGO. It is challenging the decision by a lower court in Nice, which upheld a ban on the outfit by the town of Villeneuve-Loubet.
Villeneuve-Loubet, just west of Nice, was among the first of 15 towns to ban the burkini, triggering a fierce debate in France and elsewhere about the wearing of the full-body swimsuit, women’s rights and secularism.
A Corsican mayor has also banned burkinis, amid tensions on the island and violent clashes between villagers and three Muslim families. Skirmishes at a beach in the commune of Sisco earlier this month left four people injured and resulted in riot police being brought in to stop a crowd of 200 Corsicans marching into a housing estate with a high population of people of North African origin, shouting “this is our home”.
A police investigation is under way to determine the cause of the violent brawl, although there has been no confirmation from authorities as to whether anyone on the beach was wearing a burkini at the time…”