Nesrine Kenza (right) wears a burkini at the beach with two friends in Marseille, France, on Aug. 29. Courts have struck down bans on the burkini, but the debate has carried on and is now being raised by presidential candidates. AP hide caption
J.K. Rowling is not happy with France;s sexist burkini ban. "Burkinis, " a type of swimwear that covers up much of the wearer 's body, are gaining worldwide attention after being banned in certain areas of France.
The French consider religion a private matter the country is officially secularThe "burkini ban" recently implemented in a number of French cities has become a topic of global controversy this week after images spread online of a women being forced by a group of male police officers to remove her clothing at a beach in Nice.
'In France, one does not come to the beach dressed to display religious convictions,' mayor says Volunteer surf life saver Mecca Laalaa runs along a beach in Sydney, 2007 Reuters A second French Riviera resort has announced a ban against burkinis as uproar continues over the prohibition in Cannes.
PARIS The French resort of Cannes has banned full body, head covering swimsuits from its beaches, citing security reasons a measure some are decrying as a discriminatory anti Muslim move that will only worsen religious tensions.