I’m sorry Muslims, but you’re going to have to assimilate. That said, I’m not sure the solution is the ban on the burkini or any garment which covers the body and head, which have been implemented in several French towns.
The ban follows other recently implemented laws banning the wearing of niqab, a garment that covers a woman from head to toe, with only a small slit at the eyes. Under this controversial law backed by Nicolas Sarkozy, any Muslim woman wearing a face veil is now banned from all public places in France, including streets, trains, courts and school premises.
On Tuesday, photographs emerged of French police speaking with a woman on a beach in Nice. The pictures show her removing some of her clothing as part of a controversial ban on the burkini.
The larger issue at hand is the inability or lack of desire to integrate with western culture. England, Sweden, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands – in every European country with a large Muslim immigrant population, the story is the same: Islamic supremacists refuse to assimilate into the Western melting pot; instead they carve out a foothold in a neighborhood, and then, through intimidation or outright violence, push out the infidels whose failed secular values are no longer acceptable.
Even public services such as police, firefighters and ambulances are often driven out of such neighborhoods with stones, bottles, or bullets. Lacking the political and cultural will to assert control in areas that in some cases have become urban war zones, the authorities have simply retreated and abandoned them.
A s Germany’s Chief Police Commissioner Bernhard Witthaut confesses: “In these areas crimes no longer result in charges. They are left to themselves. Only in the worst cases do we in the police learn anything about it. The power of the state is completely out of the picture.”
In Paris and other French cities with a high percentage of Muslim populations — like Lyons, Marseilles and Toulouse — thousands of Muslims make their presence felt by blocking streets and sidewalks for Friday prayers. Some mosques have begun broadcasting sermons and chants of “Allahu Akbar” via loudspeakers into the streets.
The question for Americans will soon be the same. Protected by the first amendment, laws banning burkinis simply would not stand in the United States. But what will Americans do if the United States starts to experience terrorism more frequently, on a scale similar to some of the European nations?