France’s complex commitment to secularism fuels burkini debate

France’s complex commitment to secularism fuels burkini debate

France’s highest court last week overturned a municipal ban on the full-body burkini swimsuit, a prohibition that ignited fierce debates with both sides claiming to uphold the French value of “secularism”. Citing the nation’s commitment to “secularism” (laïcité), the resort town of Cannes was the first to introduce a ban on full-body “burkini” swimwear earlier […]