The French ban on burkinis has been a major headline issue, particularly the story about the woman having to take off her burkini covering right in front of four infidel cops, standing over her as she does so.
“‘Forced to strip,” went one headline, retweeted tens of thousands of times, propelling the issue to such heights that nary a credible news site didn’t cover it. It became such a political hot potato that France’s burkini ban was subsequently overturned by the highest court. Yet a French writer’s voice was heard in the midst of those controlled and terrorized into political correctness. She stated “If you’re upset by burkini cop image, you’ve have been sucked in by Islamist propaganda,” and also:
A belief shared by many is that this “victim” and the snapper wanted the police to intervene — the photos are brilliant Islamist propaganda. They will provoke and inflame, foster a resentful mindset among French Muslims and encourage the narrative of “victimisation” that cripples action on Islamic extremism.
Jihad Watch ran a story with the same premise yesterday, highlighting the manipulation of the victimology subterfuge by Islamic supremacists, intended specifically to drive the Islamophobia agenda to beat down critics. We quoted the Muslim Brotherhood Plan for North America outlined in its memorandum:
The process of settlement is a ‘Civilization-Jihadist Process’ with all the word means. The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers…
No surprise, Arabic Muslim social media was abuzz over the ban and the image of four infidel cops forcing a Muslim woman to remove her burkini.
The plot, the intended fallout, the Islamophobia narrative — all working swimmingly as France succumbs to dhimmitude.
“Provocative French writer says ‘If you’re upset by burkini cop image, you’ve have been sucked in by Islamist propaganda”, The Sun UK, August 2, 2016:
“THEY are the pictures that whipped the world up into a righteous fury.
The next shows the woman having to take off her tunic under the watchful eye of the cops, looming threateningly over her.
“Forced to strip”, went one headline, retweeted tens of thousands of times.
The chorus on social media was deafening. The poor woman only wanted a bit of sun and a swim, dressed as she pleased, and is subjected to this disgusting affront.
It has become a frequent collective howl, the outrage at secular France’s decision to ban burkinis on more than a dozen beaches to calm religious tension.
Yet the pictures also tell another story.
Most citizens support burkini ban
Look closer, especially at the photo taken BEFORE the police show up.
One shows the woman seemingly sleeping, alone, lying directly on the sand.
She has no book, no sun cream, no beach bag. Her clothes are not suited to swimming.
Another shows her sitting quietly, looking around, as if waiting for the police to come. Hoping for the police to come?
As one French Muslim journalist, Ahmed Meguini, tweeted under the picture: “It’s 35C! Off to the beach for a nap in the sun in my ski outfit, like, totally normally.”
The pictures — sold worldwide by an agency — are not credited. They are, however, professionally shot.
The photographer was there long before the incident.
A belief shared by many is that this “victim” and the snapper wanted the police to intervene — the photos are brilliant Islamist propaganda.
They will provoke and inflame, foster a resentful mindset among French Muslims and encourage the narrative of “victimisation” that cripples action on Islamic extremism.
Among those furious at the pictures is the Collectif Contre l’Islamophobie en France (CCIF) — an activist outfit that has taken the French State to court in a series of high-profile cases.
Its attempts to have the burkini beach bans declared illegal have lost in local courts but yesterday, it won the right to make a case in front of the Council of State, France’s highest administrative court.
But the truth is that most French citizens at both ends of the political spectrum SUPPORT the bans.
This includes French Muslims, especially women.
They agree with Laurence Rossignol, France’s Socialist women’s minister, who suggested burkinis were designed to “hide women’s bodies in order better to control them”.
To liberal Muslims — still the majority in France, where the burka has been banned since 2010 — the burkini is the latest of encroaching advances made by the ultra-conservative Salafist Muslims.
Other demands include school meals to be halal and for municipal swimming pools to segregate boys and girls….
…Burkinis serve as a painful reminder of an unwanted and extreme take on Islam.