Wednesday, August 27, 2014

No Burkinis Allowed In Some Moroccan Resort Private Pools

Wow. This is pretty darn amazing.  Several private resorts in Marrakesh, Morocco are banning burkinis in the private pools. You know those bathing suits that cover pretty much everything other than a woman's face.  They claim "hygiene reasons", and only your run-of-the-mill bathing suits are allowed.

Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort in al-Jadida near Casablanca is one of those hotels that is banning burkinis and requiring "ordinary swimsuits."

Of course, it's not sitting well with some in that country.

Abdelaziz Aftati, an MP of the ruling Moderate Islamist Justice and Development Party, sent a complaint to Tourism Minister Lahcen Haddad, after a woman wearing a burkini was reportedly banned from a swimming pool in al-Jadida, according to Morocco World News.
Aftati told the press that it is unacceptable to restrict people’s freedom and their beliefs, saying the move signified the “rudeness of the new colonization.”

A little like Islamists and fundamentalists requiring women to wear hijab, or burqas in certain countries in that region? Typical double standards of conservative Muslims.

And, of course, if that happened in this country, you'd have CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) on the case in a snap. There would be threats of law suits and people would cave.

I hope the resorts stay firm.

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