Thursday, 13 August 2009

A Woman Named Only As Carole



French ban Muslim woman from pool for wearing 'burkini' swimsuit.

A French woman who converted to Islam has been banned from wearing a "burkini" in a swimming pool outside Paris.
The woman, named only as Carole, 35, was told that the garment, a swimsuit that covers most of the body, was "inappropriate" clothing for a public baths.
Pool staff said her three-piece Islamic swimsuit she bought in Dubai - consisting of a headscarf, tunic and trousers - was against pool regulations and unhygienic.
The ban was imposed as President Nicolas Sarkozy's government is considering an outright ban on all Islamic dress, such as the head-to-toe burka or niqab, that it considers a "sign of subservience" and "not welcome" in France.
I giggled when I read this and thought "whatever next", but actually I think, when in Rome do as the Romans do as they say. If you want to behave oddly do it at home!

3 comments:

Art with Liz said...

Oh I so agree! Great portrait.

:: Mrs. Imran :: said...

orang perancis memang bodoh dengan minda yang sangat tertutup!

france is her home yo. stated thre urself in the 1st para. a french women.

who gives u the right to claim ur way of life is the right way to live life?

what right do u have to say muslims way of life is odd?

from my point of view, ur way is the odd one.

Sharon Wright said...

First, I laughed, then was appalled that others might be reading so much into my words that just isn't there. So this is my reply.


Well, Mrs Imran, I thank you for looking at my blog and taking the time to comment, but I am appalled that you have misinterpreted my words and chosen to be aggressive and rude. Many a war, throughout history, has started because of just such a misunderstanding, in the name of religion. I will go through it and explain to you, so that you will see how silly you are.

French ban Muslim woman from pool for wearing 'burkini' swimsuit.

A French woman who converted to Islam has been banned from wearing a "burkini" in a swimming pool outside Paris.
The woman, named only as Carole, 35, was told that the garment, a swimsuit that covers most of the body, was "inappropriate" clothing for a public baths.
Pool staff said her three-piece Islamic swimsuit she bought in Dubai - consisting of a headscarf, tunic and trousers - was against pool regulations and unhygienic.
The ban was imposed as President Nicolas Sarkozy's government is considering an outright ban on all Islamic dress, such as the head-to-toe burka or niqab, that it considers a "sign of subservience" and "not welcome" in France. (This part of the post was copied from the newspaper article, and is no part of my opinion.)
I giggled when I read this and thought "whatever next", (this amused me because it seemed so petty to get so fired up about.) but actually I think, when in Rome do as the Romans do, as they say. If you want to behave oddly (Here I meant behave differently to everyone else in a given situation) do it at home! (I do believe that if you choose to live in other than your native country, then you should obey the laws and rules of that country and not dictate to that country what YOU want. That is arrogant.)
I will tell you that I think France is wrong to make such a fuss, what does it matter what people wear! But you have to draw the line and start somewhere to show people that you won't be dictated to. France would end up like England, not allowed to celebrate Christmas in case it offends the muslims, for instance. It is disgraceful. Perhaps you could explain to me why muslims believe they own the earth? Live and let live, I say, but don't impose your views on others, they have their own opinion.

:: Mrs. Imran :: has left a new comment on your post "A Woman Named Only As Carole":

orang perancis memang bodoh dengan minda yang sangat tertutup!

france is her home yo. stated thre urself in the 1st para. a french women.

who gives u the right to claim ur way of life is the right way to live life?(I make no such claims, never have, never will.)
what right do u have to say muslims way of life is odd?
(I didn't say that, I know nothing of the muslim way of life, so I couldn't possibly comment)
from my point of view, ur way is the odd one.
(By the same token, you know nothing of my way of life)
Regards
Sharon