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France's burkini ban a symptom of deep discontent

France's burkini ban a symptom of deep discontent

The rest of the world should be paying close attention to France's burkini controversy because this is the kind of fiasco that ensues when you blast past every exit ramp en route to total social disintegration.

Over the summer, some French communes banned the burkini — a recently invented full-body covering worn by women as a sort of aquatic burqa — from public beaches and pools. The French Council of State, the country's highest administrative court, overturned the bans last month, ruling that such decrees should not be driven by emotions, which have been running high ever since a Tunisian-born terrorist used a truck to mow down a crowd of revelers on Bastille Day (which marks...