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Битва за буркини

ЛОНДОН – Из-за нескольких мусульманок, решивших появиться на французских пляжах в специальных купальниках, которые прикрывают большую часть тела и голову (но не лицо), поднялся огромный шум. Этот купальный костюм, получивший название буркини, придумала в 2004 году австралийский дизайнер ливанского происхождения Ахеда Занетти. Она хотела дать возможность женщинам, соблюдающим строгие мусульманские правила, купаться и заниматься спортом на публике. Могла ли она предвидеть, что её творение станет причиной общегосударственной полемики.

Скандал начался с того, что мэры нескольких приморских городов южной Франции запретили буркини на местных пляжах. Вскоре в газетах всего мира появилась гротескная фотография, как три французских полицейских заставляют раздеться женщину в буркини на пляже Ниццы. Хотя сейчас этот запрет уже признан незаконным верховным судом Франции, он всё ещё действует на некоторых морских курортах.

Более того, конфликт далёк от завершения. Бывший президент Франции Николя Саркози, который собирается выдвигаться на новый срок, недавно назвал буркини «провокацией», а мэр города Вильнёв-Лубе Лионель Лука заговорил о «безудержной исламизации». Столь же возмущен и премьер-министр Мануэль Вальс, назвавший голую грудь символом французской республиканской свободы. Посмотрите, убеждает Вальс, разве Марианну, женский символ Французской республики, не изображают обычно с обнажённой грудью?

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