I just caught this quote in SMH: Got me thinking - is integration about coming to a country with old habits and customs and shaking none off, or is it more of a "when in rome" attitude? I just thought it was a little contradictory that Aheda Zanetti accused the french government of not wanting muslims to integrate, when there is an implicit refusal on her part to adopt local standards of dress. I think that it is a compromise which can be found somewhere in the middle of "when in rome" and the retention of custom and culture. But it begs the question, is the burquini a symbol of integration or segregation? I find the proposed ban on all forms of muslim dress particularly interesting after hearing reports of women being arrested in the sudan for wearing jeans and tourists in Gaza . What are your thoughts on what "integration" really means?