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Flemish-Moroccan Politician Calls for Burkini Ban in Belgium
by Ezzoubeir Jabrane
Following the controversial decision in both Morocco and France to outlaw the burkini, a Flemish Member of the Parliament has followed suit and called for a ban of the swimwear in Belgium.
Nadia Sminate, a Flemish MP of mixed Moroccan and Flemish origin has called for an outright ban on the swimsuit known as the burkini throughout the region.
A member of the right-leaning New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) and chair of the Radicalization Committee in the Flemish Parliament, Sminate was quoted by De Standaard, a Flemish daily as saying:
"I do not think women want to walk around on the beach with such a monstrosity in the name of their faith."
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