Muslim women get in the swim of things

No need to shave or wax to prepare for a day of sun and surf anymore. The summer fashion world has taken a big step back to the dark ages by introducing the ultimate in modest swimwear – the Burkini.

The UV and water protected garment covers most of a woman’s body, except her feet, hands and face, allowing her to swim without attracting attention. To date, more than 9000 of the garments have been sold, mainly to Muslim women who don’t want to offend God by showing their bodies that were crafted in His image or unsightly tan lines. It also comes with an added bonus – if all that heavy material weighs you down as you struggle against the surf, remember that drowning brings you closer to Allah.

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