The mayors of London and Paris, Sadiq Khan, and Anne Hidalgo has criticized the decision by several seaside towns in France to ban Muslim swimwear burkini. This is the BBC.
According to the mayor of London, the first Muslim in this post, “nobody should dictate to women what they should wear”.
Hidalgo, head of the city administration of Paris, called taken by the mayors of several French cities the decision to ban burkini “hysteria.” She believes that authorities should focus on achieving social harmony.
Recently the mayor of the French city of Cannes David Lisner banned from wearing on the beaches of the burqini. He called this bathing suit “a symbol of Islamic extremism,” and said that wearing it could provoke a fight.
Nice has also banned the use of traditional Muslim bathing suit on the beaches.
The interior Minister of Italy Angelino Alfano said that the government of France ban the burqini could trigger terrorist attacks.