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The burkini has created controversy in France. It has been banned in 15 towns in the south-east and there is tension after deadly jihadist attacks. Ironically the ban of what seems to be perfectly acceptable garb for the beach, especially if you don't want to bear your all to the damaging rays of the sun has increased the popularity of such swimwear among non-Muslims.
I must be missing the point, but I can't work out what the problem the French authorities have with it.