Sophie Fuggle


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A photo taken on June 4, 2015 shows two Muslim women wearing chador as they enjoy their time with other people  a beach of Narbne, southern France.
The decision by a handful of French mayors to ban the Islamic burkini swimsuit, which covers the body and hair, has divided the country and shocked its neighbours, with critics seeing the prohibitions as profoundly discriminatory. On August 17, 2016, Prime Minister Manuel Valls waded into the debate, saying the garment was "not compatible with the values of France and the Republic" and that he supported towns that banned it.

 / AFP / Raymond ROIG        (Photo credit should read RAYMOND ROIG/AFP/Getty Images)
A photo taken on June 4, 2015 shows two Muslim women wearing chador as they enjoy their time with other people a beach of Narbne, southern France. The decision by a handful of French mayors to ban the Islamic burkini swimsuit, which covers the body and hair, has divided the country and shocked its neighbours, with critics seeing the prohibitions as profoundly discriminatory. On August 17, 2016, Prime Minister Manuel Valls waded into the debate, saying the garment was "not compatible with the values of France and the Republic" and that he supported towns that banned it. / AFP / Raymond ROIG (Photo credit should read RAYMOND ROIG/AFP/Getty Images)
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