There has been a storm of protest after French police forced a woman to remove a burkini at gun point. What do you think of the the burkini debate?
Should the burkini be banned?
A huge debate has been sparked after moves were taken in France to outlaw the wearing of full-body burkini swim wear.
There was outrage this week when photos were published showing armed French police making a woman remove her burkini on a beach in Nice.
Although several seaside towns have already outlawed the swimwear, arguing that it breaks French laws on secularism, but there is as yet no national ban – though that might be about to change.
The debate has raised all sorts of issues, intersecting with arguments on freedom, tolerance, secularism, state intrusion, security, feminism and patriarchy.
It is sure to continue - as are protests against the ban.
That’s why we’re asking: should the burkini be banned?
Join in the debate and tell us what you think.