Under the Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights, "Freedom of religion" which is "The right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion includes; the freedom to exercise religion or belief publicly or privately, alone or with others."
We all know what is happening now in France,
15 towns have banned burkinis, citing public concern following recent terrorist attacks in the country. Which is wrong and against the ECHR. If any government concernes about national security they should increase their national intelligence with other agencies and Police power or security system. Security wouldn't be guaranteed by punishing women for their dressing.
First they banned the face cover, now a clothing which will give women a freedom to be on the beach and protect their beliefs.
4.7 million Muslims lives in France ( 2011)
Not everyone is involves in terrorism or illegal war. Why these women will be punished for the crime they did not do or agree.
I am a Muslim woman, I would love to go to holidays and wear what I want when I want.
Same time, I like to protect my identity and my faith. Like many other faith, Jewish or Catholic women in traditional dress.
This ban is depriving women from enjoying their lives. What would we do if anyone ban Bikinis or long Skirts?
No one decide for others what to do or wear in western countries. That is a personal choice, should remain so.
Let's show solidarity for those women who has been harassed and intimidated by French Police in public. We all saw the news and read about it.
Now let's do something about it.
I urge Human Rights Campaigners to take this seriously and ask French government to withdraw these bans. Please join me to support this cause and keep our freedom to enjoy ourselves on the beach. Thanks.