Aheda Zanetti, who lives in Australia and owns the trademark on ‘burkini,’ says online sales skyrocketed.I put the quotation in bold letters. I found it a little ironic. Just a tad.
“No man in this entire world can tell us what to wear or what not to wear,” she told BBC News.
On Aug. 12, the mayor of Cannes banned burkinis, calling them a “symbol of Islamic extremism,” following the July attack in Nice, for which ISIS claimed responsibility. Several other towns have since joined in on the ban, and any woman caught disobeying is charged a fine.
Photos emerged Tuesday showing several male police officers forcing one woman to remove her head covering on a beach in Nice.
Friday, August 26, 2016
"Burkini Sales Go Up 200 Percent Since French Ban"
"After over a dozen French towns have banned women from wearing ‘burkinis’ – a swimsuit for women that leaves just the face, hands and feet exposed – a demand for the product has risen 200 percent worldwide, BBC News reported."