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'Is there a bomb under there?' - We check out reaction on the streets of Limerick to Muslim dress

NewsBy Lynne Kelleher
Reporter Lynne Kelleher dons Muslim dress
Reporter Lynne Kelleher dons Muslim dress

Ireland may not be among a growing list of countries banning burkinis and full-face veils, but racist sentiment was bubbling under the surface when we took to the streets in the Muslim dress of a burqa and niqab face-covering veil.

The controversial burkini ban on French beaches this week inflamed an already raging debate over anti-Islamic feeling, with photographs of armed French police making a woman remove her Muslim swimsuit on a Nice beach causing outrage.

The Sunday World found the public reaction to the traditional, but ultra-conservative, Islamic dress code provoked a number of bigoted outbursts on Limerick’s streets this week.

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