Thursday, January 18, 2007

Sizzlin', Baby!

When I first heard of the 'burkini', I thought that it was a joke. But, it is the real deal. I find it hard to believe that some fanatic muslims are offended by it. They should be
delighted with the burkini and looking forward to Spring Break.
Australia's burkini set to put Muslim women in the swim
Posted on Monday, January 15, 2007 (EST)
What do you get when you cross Australian beach culture with a desire to remain clothed in a way acceptable to Muslim women? If you're designer Aheda Zanetti, you get what she says is the world's first two-piece Islamic swimsuit, the burkini.
While other Islamic swimsuits exist, Zanetti says her light-weight, head-to-ankle costumes are the first to be streamlined down to a two-piece suit incorporating a head covering.

With Australian beaches full of girls in skimpy bikinis and revealing one-pieces, there was a "hole in the market that needed to be filled" for more modest beachwear, she said.

"A lot of girls were missing out, a lot of women were missing out, on a lot of sporting activities, including swimming," Zanetti told AFP from the clutter of her southwestern Sydney shopfront.

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