“Selectively edited” Footage of a young Muslim woman wearing a so-called Burkini being threatened on a French beach was a deliberate set-up for the benefit of a Channel Seven Australia television crew, according to revelations in the Australian press.
Newspapers around the world sympathetically reported the plight of 23-year-old Australian Muslim university student Zeynab Alshelh this week after images emerged which purported to show her being harrassed on a French beach.
An event touted as a “Burkini Pool Party” in France has been cancelled after organizers claimed to have received threats including bullets that were mailed to them.
Organisers at the Speedwater pool in Pennes-Mirabeau, near Marseilles provoked outrage from politicians and locals after they announced they would be holding a burkini-only pool party at the swimming pool.
The group who held the event, a woman’s Muslim association called Smile 13, has now announced that the event will be canceled. According to the group they had received multiple threats against their staff including an envelope mailed to them which included several bullets, Le Figaro reports.