Sad day for religious liberty in French town

In the wake of the 84 murders by a truck in Nice, the police ordered a woman sitting on the beach to remove her "burkini." The Telegraph has the story, along with comments from the bystanders: Along the coast in Cannes, a mother of two told AFP on Tuesday she had been fined on the beach for wearing leggings, a tunic and a headscarf. Her ticket read that she was not wearing "an outfit respecting good morals and secularism". "I was sitting on a beach with my family. I was wearing a classic headscarf. I had no intention of swimming," said the 34 year-old, who gave only her first name, Siam. 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. Her daughter was crying," she told AFP. The fine says the purpose of the ban is to protect secularism. A Nice tribunal said the ban is...(Read Full Post)

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