Was the Burkini Bust on the Beach a Setup?

Several days ago a young woman on the beach in Nice was fined by the police for wearing a burkini. It was obvious from the moment the first news stories came out that the incident was going to be maximally exploited by the Islamophilic press, taking care to tug gullible readers’ heartstrings about the cruel treatment of an innocent woman, with an emphasis on the violation of her civil liberties.

A similar incident occurred on the beach at Cannes. The following TV news report makes sure the audience knows where its sympathies should lie. Many thanks to Ava Lon for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

But now it seems that the burkini incidents may have been more than exploited: they may well have been intentionally manufactured. Someone — I’ll leave readers to speculate about who that someone might be — arranged in advance for press reporters and photographers to be there, recruited a photogenic burkini-clad woman, made sure the police showed up to play their part, and then milked the result for all it was worth in the media.

Below is a report from F. Desouche discussing this possibility. Thanks once again to Ava Lon for the translation:

Veiled woman fined: Philippot and Dray suggest a manipulation

by the fandetv 25/08/2016

Florian Philippot [Front National] said ironically, on Wednesday morning on RTL, the woman fined “was lucky” that a journalist from France 4 happened to be there. “So it was a great coincidence for her,” he averred.

Gilbert Collard, [Rassemblement Blue Marine — supporting Marine Le Pen from the Front National] for his part reacted on France Info on women in burkinis: “When in the current context a woman goes to the beach wearing a burkini, sometimes with photographers who will take pictures, we know that it makes the religious dress propaganda, and serves the controversy ISIS wants to initiate.”

Julien Dray, a former member from the Essonne [department in the Île-de-France region], believes the pictures of a woman forced to remove her veil in front of police in Nice were devised for the purpose of dividing the French. “No need to be a rocket scientist to understand that the photos on the beach in Nice were not surprise-pictures…”

Contacted by Scan, this insider close to François Hollande says: “I wonder; I am suspicious. If these pictures are sponsored, the one who did it wanted to create the buzz that we see these days. The objective is to divide the French.” And then this government official proceeds to point out some items that are suspicious in his eyes: “The images are very clear, probably made by telephoto. The woman wears no glasses, near a police station … It’s weird to see her lying like that, with no towel on a pebble beach. She doesn’t seem to be there to tan, because she’s covered, but she hasn’t brought an umbrella.” “A photographer was dispatched to be on hand to take these pictures. For what purpose? By whom? No sooner had they been uploaded, the images already went around the world and could be found in all the press, especially in the media of the Middle East. It was my buddies who alerted me, when they saw the thing spread,” says Julien Dray.

“These images appear to have been prepared. If true, this is very serious. This confirms that people are deliberately trying to undermine the unity of society, liberty […] When we enter this debate, we are already in the trap that tends to divide the country between the naive and the alarmists. We are caught between two extremes,” said the former MP for the Essonne. Without going so far as to identify a sponsor, Julien Dray wonders who would benefit from the deal. “We have to see how the Committee Against Islamophobia in France (CCIF) plays it in the coming days; we know how they operate.” On social networks there’s a shared suspicion that the event was staged, which also includes the Cannes episode relayed in Obs. [Le Nouveau Observateur]

Video transcript:

00:00   In the news tonight also the misadventures of a young mother
00:04   aged 34, fined on a beach in Cannes for wearing
00:08   a headscarf; she says she’s still in shock. Here’s her story:
00:12   “Three police officers arrived on the beach
00:16   in order to tell me that a regulation was issued by the mayor of Cannes.
00:20   The female police officer was already reading the regulation to me.
00:24   First of all, and she was telling me that everybody had to wear a correct attire.
00:28   So one of the officers told me that my headscarf had to
00:32   be arranged like a bandana, or I’d have to leave the beach.
00:36   I decided to stay and not change the way my headscarf was draped,
00:40   like they were telling me. I put my headscarf, and
00:44   I don’t think I am shocking people, I am there quietly with my family,
00:48   and no law forbids my attire. I wasn’t wearing a burkini
00:52   or burka, I wasn’t naked; so voilà,
00:56   I think that my attire was correct. It created a small riot on the beach,
01:00   although we didn’t do anything.
01:04   There were people who came to support us, to protest, to say that no, we weren’t disturbing anyone,
01:12   and other people who took the opportunity
01:16   to verbally attack us, to insult us; there were — say — a dozen people on each side.
01:24   There were insults such as “go home!”
01:28   “We don’t want that here!” “France is a catholic country!” Hurtful things
01:36   in front of my children. My daughter was crying and couldn’t in fact understand
01:40   why her mom was asked to leave the beach.
01:44   It’s the first time that I have been confronted with discrimination.
01:48   I’ve been wearing my headscarf this way for a number of years;
01:52   and there, yes, I’m deeply shocked
01:57   that people would allow themselves
02:01   to be this racist. It makes me sad to see that.”
02:05   Voilà, the answer of the mayor of Cannes, David Lisnard,
02:09   republican mayor; he said he had no reason to doubt
02:13   the reasons for the fine. He advised the young woman to
02:17   file a claim. There’s no comment from the police.

6 thoughts on “Was the Burkini Bust on the Beach a Setup?

  1. I am pretty sure this was a planned event. Playing victim is a basic tactic from Muslims. But I also think banning burqas were a mistake or pathetic attempt to hide the ugly reality from the citizens of the invaded country. The Muslims should be able to wear their ugly bags and irk the population as much possible. We need this so people confronted what is awaits them soon… sooner they think.

  2. The fight over appropriate clothing in public – beyond clear indecency and endangerment – is counterproductive. It is a smoke screen and a distraction from real issues. Let them wear what they wish. If it’s a matter of identification – “uniforms” – on who to kill, assault, rob or violate in public places, you have a far bigger issue than dress codes.

  3. The ‘burkini’ is what we call in Britain “a p*ss-take”. Its purpose is less the protection of a woman’s modesty than it is the exposure of western dithering in the face of a threat.

    • It is the equivalent of a Brown Shirt, if people need a further comparison, or perhaps white hoods of the KKK.

      In Chicago there is a law on the books, seldom if ever enforced, where it is illegal to be “publicly ugly.”

      These Muslim woman definitely are an insult to French aesthetics!

      I am in favor of a discussion about female modesty, but this is NOT it.

  4. No point in banning Muslim clothing if you are going to “allow” Muslim “no-go zones”, blatant lies in the media about Muslims and their activities and censoring down to the last detail Islamic attacks on innocent citizenry! White-washing the God is Greater cry and reports of frenzied stabbing attacks as mentally disturbed people on ice is an even greater crime against the French people. I cannot, for the life of me, understand why the French have not risen up as one and kicked out their Government and any Muslims who are suspected of terrorist inclinations and inciting hatred. It surely couldn’t be that hard? Are they all on Valium each night?! Maybe aliens came down and took all the real French away and the ones we see are simply substitutes?

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