Burkini (Burqini) Banned In French Cities | WBEZ
Skip to main content

Worldview

Burkini (Burqini) Banned In French Cities

The Burkini (Burqini) is a swimsuit that opened up possibilities for Muslim women who want to go to the beach, while not violating their religious traditions of dress. 

After a series of terrorist attacks, French cities like Nice and Cannes have banned the clothing, citing violations of France’s secular norms. Italy refuses to impose a ban. There are also reports around Europe of women being harassed and exiled from public establishments for wearing the Burkini. 

We talk about the controversy with Dr. Farid Hafez, a political science researcher at the University of Salzburg in Austria.

Get the WBEZ App

Download the best live and on-demand public radio experience. Find out more.

CLOSE X