Zeynab Alshelh is an Australian Muslim. She’s twenty-three years old and a medical student, who recently travelled over 9,000 miles to “show solidarity with local Muslim women” in the South of France. Clad in a ‘burkini’, she sauntered onto a beach near Nice and was apparently upset by the reaction of French people there.
According to a report by the BBC:
Ms Alshelh said she and her family travelled to France to learn more about the situation and see if there was “anything that we can do to help these girls just live a normal life”.
The video footage aired on the Channel 7 show Sunday Night [in Australia] showed a man threatening to call the police if they did not leave the beach in Villeneuve-Loubet.
Other beachgoers gesture at her or make disapproving comments.
“They weren’t happy with us being there, even though it was on the beach that the burkini ban was overturned,” Ms Alshelh said.
“It starts off at the beach and God knows where it ends.”
Ms Alshelh said the view that Muslim women who choose to cover their hair or face are oppressed was false.
“I just find it ridiculous,” she told Channel 7.
“It is a symbol of my faith, it is a symbol of my religion, it is a symbol of Islam and to go out there and wear the hijab, it helps people focus on what’s inside rather than what’s on the outside.” 
It seems that Ms Alshelh is perplexed by the reaction of the French beachgoers. Surely she might have expected it? Or, maybe the truth is that she fully knew what the reaction would be and deliberately provoked it?
France is a secular country and does not countenance blatant ‘symbols of religion’. Perhaps if she had been at the promenade in Nice on July 14th 2016 and witnessed the carnage of over eighty innocent people being slaughtered by a professed member of her ‘religion’, or in Paris on November 13th last year when one hundred and thirty were butchered in cold blood, she might not find the reaction she received so perplexing.
There are very few Muslims in the world who’ve publicly condemned the bloodthirsty antics of those who find the twisted ideology of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appealing, and her religion has been mostly silent when non-Muslim lives have been lost at the hands of these maniacal butchers.
When we who are not of your faith, Ms Alshelh, see you and your fellow Muslims marching united in the condemnation of ISIS; when we hear your voices echoing from the rooftops of your mosques defying the evil that has spawned from your Koran, and standing in solidarity with the victims of that evil; when you are prepared to throw aside your hijabs in comprehension of the dark atrocities they have come to represent to the non-Muslim world, then you will find yourself welcome on the beaches of France, and elsewhere.
Ms Alshelh says the hijab “helps people focus on what’s inside rather than what’s on the outside”. She’s wrong. The hijab has become a symbol of hate, terror, and evil injustice. Don’t blame the French people for that, Ms Alshelh, turn your anger instead on the perpetrators – those who’ve turned your holy garment into a vile, blood-stained, symbol.
Perhaps you should have given France a miss and travelled instead to the home of ISIS, to throw your burkini in the face of al-Baghdadi. But no, to do that would mean a tortuous death, or sexual enslavement.
At least in France you were only asked to leave the beach.
 “France burkini ban: Australian woman forced off Riviera beach” BBC, September 19th 2016