Yesterday, a girl referred to as Noura posted on her Fb that she headed along with her household to a seaside resort within the North referred to as Miramar and stored being requested to not swim. She acknowledged the the lifeguard first instructed her to get out however she ignored however three different males, together with the supervisor, got here and instructed her husband that she will’t swim. The household ended up leaving the resort and getting a full refund.
This isn’t the primary time I hear about resorts banning Burkinis. It occurred in France final 12 months and prompted an outrage and it’s most likely occurring at a number of resorts in Lebanon however going unnoticed.
To chop issues brief, right here’s what I take into consideration that incident:
1- Banning a girl carrying a Burkini from swimming is incorrect and discriminatory.
2- Banning anybody wearing just about something from swimming within the BEACH isn’t just incorrect however silly. I can perceive strict rules on the subject of hygiene in a closed pool however on a seaside?
Three- These claiming that girls in Burkinis shouldn’t be swimming are worse than spiritual extremists who’re offended by Coca Cola adverts with bikinis in them.
Four- I’ve been to Miramar earlier than and requested buddies round and this complete Burkini-banning thingy will not be new. Why didn’t anybody report it earlier than? Wasn’t the Tripolitan lady conscious of that truth? Possibly Miramar ought to make it clear for brand new guests.
There are such a lot of wrongs occurring at our seashores and in public resorts that I don’t even know the place to begin. Seashores needs to be accessible to all and no resort needs to be allowed to confiscate a public seaside.
All in all, what occurred is incorrect and the administration ought to apologize to the younger lady and cease this nonsense however everyone knows that’s not gonna occur.