Marseilles' burqini holiday

Just another sign that Western relativism is now allied with fanatical Islam.

Giulio Meotti,

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“Instead of wasting their time trying to organize the ‘Islam of France’, our political leaders should look for ways to counter the creeping Islamization of our country”. This is how Le Figaro newspaper opened its editorial which denounced the last excess of multiculturalism.

In September, an association in Marseille will rent a water park for the holiday of “burqini”. Only Muslim women dressed from head to toe will be admitted, no men, except boys under ten years. These communitarian Islamic events are multiplying - also in the fashion world - and are leading to resignation.

French politicians with their electoral patronage accept separate times in swimming pools and gyms. And “progressive minds” that, on the one hand, always invoke tolerance and hunt the reactionary, now close their eyes to the new apartheid imposed in the heart of Europe. “Enough”, writes Le Figaro. “Stop the tyranny of the minority, militant Islam, the abandonment of our history, our culture and our identity”.

We live in a time of regression in women's rights: we had unveiled hostesses in the Afghan airline, the beauty contest that King Hussein of Jordan organized at Hotel Philadelphia, Iraq women's football team, unveiled Libyan women who marched to demand rights, Egyptian girls bathing without
A study recently published in the U.S. suggests that allowing some “milder” forms of female mutilation, which affects 200 million women in the world, is more “culturally sensitive” than a ban on the practice.
burqas and Iranian women who turned Tehran into a sort of little Paris.

Now France has been turned into the universal exposition of the subjugation of women in a water park. Grotesque and sinister.

But the story sheds light on a paradox: how is it possible that the first Westerners to submit to Sharia and Islamists are those who profess relativism?

A study recently published in the U.S. suggests that allowing some “milder” forms of female mutilation, which affects 200 million women in the world, is more “culturally sensitive” than a ban on the practice. The proposal didn’t come from Saudi Arabia, but from two American gynecologists, Kavita Shah Arora and Allan J. Jacobs, who published the study in one of the most important scientific journals, the Journal of Medical Ethics.

It is a testament to the depths that can be reached in what the French writer Pascal Bruckner called “the tears of White men” with their masochism, cowardice and cynical relativism.

A presumption of crime weighs on all the West, in the certainty that there is, within our world, a congenital evil that claimed revenge without hope of remission. We were led to consider our civilization as the worst. The whole world accuses the West, and many Westerners are participating in this campaign: our responsibility is affirmed with indignation, with contempt.

The golden rule of this Western masochism is simple: what comes from us is evil, what comes from others is perfect. It is the source of the militant atoning where self-hatred has become the central dogma of culture.

We live in such decadent times, where Europe debates the legitimacy of a burqini holiday.




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