Sarkozy promised to ban muslim swimwear if becomes the president
- 26.08.2016, 11:49,
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French ex-president promised to ban muslim swimwear burkini at the beaches in France if he elected in 2017, Reuters.
Sarkozy announced an intention to impose a country-wide ban on the full-body burkini swimsuits speaking at a rally on Thursday.
Presidential candidate said: “I refuse to let the burkini impose itself on French beaches and swimming pools.”
"There must be a law to ban it throughout the Republic’s territory,” he added.
The candidate also said:"Our identity is under threat when we accept an immigration policy that makes no sense."
Accused by Prime Minister Manuel Valls of the potential measure, Sarkozy said: "The French people are not fascist because they consider there are security problems ... In my speech there is no fear, there is no hatred, there is just common sense."