The owner of a private residence near Marseille, France, asked a woman to pay 490 euros because the communal pool had to be cleaned after she swam in it wearing a burkini, according to an organisation established to combat Islamaphobia.

United Against Islamaphobia in France (Le Collectif Contre l'Islamophobie en France, CCIF) yesterday (August 2) published an article which details Fadila's* surprise when a staff member at the residence she was renting with her husband and three children asked everyone to leave the pool while she was swimming.

Fadila explained in the article that the owner later contacted her saying he had received a call from the building's syndicate claiming woman wearing a burqa had got into the pool in her clothes and when someone asked her to get out she had refused.

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