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Muslim Swimming Event Stirs Controversy in France

The mayor of a French town near a prominent Muslim community says he will try to ban a planned swimming event at a local water park that would require women to be covered in traditional Islamic clothing. The activity organized by the Smile 13 women’s association has stirred controversy in secular France. The group, which presents itself as a “socio-cultural, sports and aid association,” announced on its Facebook page that it has reserved the Speed Water Park near Marseille for a...

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