Top French Court Blocks Burkini Ban, but Sarkozy Tells Comeback Rally He Would Ban Burkini Across France

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s highest administrative court on Friday suspended a ban on full-body burkini swimsuits that has outraged Muslims and opened divisions within the government, pending a definitive ruling.

The Conseil d’Etat gave the ruling following a request from the League of Human Rights to overturn the burkini ban in the Mediterranean town of Villeneuve-Loubet on the grounds it contravenes civil liberties.

The court said in a statement the decree to ban burkinis in Villeneuve-Loubet “seriously, and clearly illegally, breached the fundamental freedoms to come and go, the freedom of beliefs and individual freedom.”

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CHATEAURENARD, France (Reuters) – Nicolas Sarkozy said on Thursday he would impose a nationwide ban on burkinis if elected back to the presidency in 2017, positioning himself as a strong defender of French values and tough on immigration.

Hundreds of supporters waving French flags chanted “Nicolas! Nicolas!” and applauded as Sarkozy, a conservative president from 2007 to 2012 before losing an election to Socialist Francois Hollande, promised to protect the French people.  MORE

3 Comments on Top French Court Blocks Burkini Ban, but Sarkozy Tells Comeback Rally He Would Ban Burkini Across France

  1. Sarkozy will win the next election but what will remain to be seen is whether he actually takes a stand against this crazy immigration as well as creeping sharia and muslim radicalism.

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