This is Scary (Religious Freedom is in Trouble)

This is Scary (Religious Freedom is in Trouble)

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One of the most troubling things about religious liberty that I have seen lately is this story coming out of France.  David Lisnard [the mayor of Cannes, France] recently issued a decree about what people ought to wear on the beach. His target: the burkini, a head-to-foot swimming costume popular among a small, devout population of Muslim women. This costume, Mr Lisnard declared, “ostentatiously displays religious affiliation”, could “disrupt public order”, and might even, in the words of one official, demonstrate “an allegiance to terrorist movements”. (Juliet Samuel)  Apparently the full body bathing suits are banned on the beach. That is a problem for many reasons. Probably the main reason is that it is regulating practice of religion for something that isn't hurting anyone and that isn't disturbing society. So…
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