A dispute over whether to ban burkini, a swimsuit mainly worn by Muslim women, which covers the whole body except the face, the hands and the feet, has flared up in the Czech Republic where the critics use their fear of Islam but also the hygienic aspect as an argument, Lidove noviny (LN) wrote on Tuesday.

Unlike the Czech critics, the opponents of burkini in France, for example, base their opposition on the religious issue, the daily writes.

Last weekend, social networks have been flooded by photographs of women who wore burkini while swimming in Aquapalace, a large water park in Cestlice near Prague.

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