To: His Excellency Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France to the United States Re: Burkini ban
To: His Excellency Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France to the United States
Re: Burkini ban
Dear Sir and to whom it may concern:
I am writing to express my concern with the so-called ‘burkini ban’ imposed by several French municipalities and recently upheld by your court system.
These laws violate human rights, are illogical, and stupid.
How can burkinis be a public health issue but not wetsuits?
Where is the security issue in wearing a burkini? Is France in danger of being overrun by women in burkinis?
We have seen in the (UK) Guardian how a woman with her daughter at the beach was accosted by four armed officers, compelled to take off her top, which was not a burka nor a burkini, and fined while her daughter cried and onlookers shouted “Go Home” at her.
How can you possibly allow such a law to exist or to be implemented?
What will be done to punish the officers who so abused this innocent woman?
I am a friend of France but I cannot in good conscience buy French products, watch French movies, eat French food or drink French wine while this ridiculousness, and the crude bigotry and intolerance which underlie it, go on.
Why is France standing against personal liberty?
Why is France standing for the subjugation, intimidation, and state-sponsored racist harassment of harmless unarmed women by armed men?
Please take this opportunity to keep me informed of how these policies will be reversed and outlawed, how the women so harassed will be compensated, and of those responsible to making such laws as well as anyone who has enforced them, how they are punished and sanctioned.
Thank you for your attention and for your prompt reply.
Henry Edward Hardy
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