Friday, December 08, 2006

A British council has sparked fury by virtually shutting a swimming pool on Sunday afternoons for Muslim-only sessions

Ben Ashford:

All women are banned — and non-Muslim men may swim IF they follow the strict Islamic dress code of swim shorts that hide the navel and extend below the knee.

Croydon Council in South London runs the sessions at Thornton Heath leisure centre between 4.45pm and 6.45pm.

Similar slots are laid on for Muslim women outside opening hours, where bathers must be covered from the neck down to the ankle.

Locals who flock to the area’s only major leisure centre each week are furious.

Member Daniel Foley, 44, said: “I turned up and saw a sign saying it was closing early for Muslim afternoon — I couldn’t believe it.”

Nearby Croydon Mosque defended the move. It said: “Muslims are not allowed to show off intimate parts of their body. This is non-negotiable. Muslims have as much right to go swimming as anyone else.”

But they don't have the right to impose their religious beliefs on others. Just another example of the Islamic inability to assimilate.

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3 Comments:

At 4:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But they don't have the right to impose their religious beliefs on others.

They don't; at least in this case they didn't -- the (presumably) British who make the pool use rules did that for them.

Just another example of the Islamic inability to assimilate.

Why should they? In many cases, British authorities seem willing, even on occasion eager, to accommodate them.

 
At 5:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here in Canada, we had similar difficulties adapting to muslim swimming requirements last May, as noted in our own version of an immigration-reform blog.

The story here:
http://hogtownfront.blogspot.com/2006/05/toronto-star-muslim-girls-allowed.html#links

 
At 4:17 PM, Anonymous Henry said...

All women are banned

I wonder why the feminists didn't complain? I guess it's only sexism when a Christian does it.

 

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