This assault took place in Reims
, by 5 Muslim women who acted as self-appointed "public moralists" (Hat tip: Breitbart
French social networks exploded with anger after a young woman was reportedly beaten up by a gang of girls and young women for wearing a bikini in a park.
Authorities have not identified the attackers but most commentators have assumed that they were Muslims.
Protesters organised a demonstration in bikinis and other bathing costumes in the park where the attack occurred, in Reims in northern France. Although drizzle and cold winds meant only about a dozen people turned out, hundreds across France responded to a Twitter appeal by the anti-racist organisation SOS Racisme to post images of themselves or others wearing skimpy bathing costumes in public places, under the hashtag #jeportemonmaillotauparc (I wear my swimsuit in the park).
The five attackers, aged 16 to 24, were quickly arrested and the three oldest have been remanded to appear in court in September, while two girls aged 16 and 17 face further questioning. The authorities have not named them but said that they all came from housing estates with large Muslim populations.
Whether or not the victim was of north African background herself, the behavior of the attackers was abominable. Notice how the Independent says the commentators "assumed", and then they proceed to offer strong hints confirming! The protestors are doing the right thing to react with more bikinis, and when the weather is right, bring bundles of them. The 5 creepy women should be sent to see psychologists.
Labels: communications, France, islam, misogyny