Another town on the French Riviera has banned burkinis · TheJournal.ie

A SECOND RESORT on the French Riviera coast has announced a ban against burkinis, after Cannes banished the full-body swimsuit from its beaches. The mayor of Villeneuve-Loubet told AFP that he made the decision to bar the burkini worn by some Muslim women because of sanitary reasons. “I was informed that there was a couple on one of our beaches where the wife was swimming fully dressed,” Lionnel Luca said. Yesterday the mayor of Cannes, famous for its annual film festival, said he had signed off on the burkini ban out of “respect for good customs and secularism” – a founding principle of the French republic. Prohibiting the burkini has caused an uproar with anti-racism organisations and human rights groups threatening to go to court to seek to overturn the “deeply worrying” ban. In the city of Marseille this week, a waterpark cancelled plans to host a private event for women wearing burkinis after the proposal sparked an uproar. The issue comes at a highly sensitive time for relations with Muslims in France after two attacks last month linked to the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group. Mayor Luca referred to the attacks in disputing charges that the burkini ban was discriminatory...

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Clouds and some sun this morning with more clouds for this afternoon. High 76F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.. Cloudy with rain developing after midnight. Low 58F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a half an inch. Diplomas in hand and hats in the air — 312 students and their families proudly celebrated graduation from Wissahickon High School during commencement on June 6. The Class of 2019 was honored for their many achievements and provided words of advice and encouragement for their future. Submissions: To add an event to the community calendar, email event information to editorial@montgomerynews.com. Calendar entries should be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the desired print date. Additions to the calendar are made on a space-available basis. 2019 Chestnut Hill Great Houses Tour: The Chestnut Hill Conservancy and the Chestnut Hill Community Association will present the 2019 Chestnut Hill Great Houses Tour May 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. Registration will takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, 8000 St. Martin’s Lane, Chestnut Hill. Tour attendees will explore five Chestnut Hill homes, representing many different architectural styles. ...