British-Muslim fashionista Dina Torkia took to youtube to express her opinions/frustrations about the Burkini ban in France this summer. Here are a few snippets:
Responding to the Mayor of Cannes, David Lisnard, who said the burkini doesn’t respect “good morals and secularism,” Ms. Torkia thinks this is yet another example of men telling women what to wear. “What makes you different to the ‘extremists’ you’re trying to fight so much that are ‘forcing’ Muslim women to wear the scarf or to wear the veil or the burkini or the burqa?” she asked. “What makes you any different other than you’re enforcing something else on them. Why can’t you just let women wear whatever [sic] they want to wear?”
On the criticism that the burkini is a “symbol of Islamic extremism,” the fashionista passionately responds with: “The kind of people that are in ISIS, believe it or not, actually aren’t even going to be happy with women wearing burkinis on the beach because they’re the kind of people who would still think that’s inappropriate.”
Be sure to click and watch Ms. Torkia’s full video, good stuff!