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Shocked French mayor wants to ban 'burqini' pool party
by Oliver Gee
A Muslim organization has privatised an indoor swimming pool in southern France that is allowing women to wear burqinis, but the local mayor is having none of it and neither are right-wing politicians.
The Speed Water Park near Marseille, a city home to around 220,000 Muslims, has been reserved for the private event on September 10th, between 10am and 6pm.
Smile 13, which presents itself as a sports and social group for women and children wrote on a poster that during the eight-hour period the pool is "exclusively for women and children, and for boys up to the age of ten."
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