Sunday, August 16, 2009


If this isn't ridicuclous, I don't know what is.

British swimming pools have begun hosting special Muslim swim sessions during which swimmers — including non-Muslims — are banned from entering the pool if their swimming attire doesn't comply with dress code required by Islamic custom.
Under the rules, men must be covered from the naval to the knees, while women, who swim separately, must be covered from the neck to the ankles, according to the U.K.'s Daily Telegraph newspaper.
The special sessions in Britain have elicited anger from critics who say they are divisive and put a strain on relations between Muslims and non-Muslims, the Telegraph reported.
The trend counters developments in France, where a woman has threatened to sue after being told she could not wear her "burquini" — a headscarf, tunic and trouser swimsuit worn by Muslim women – on hygiene grounds, the paper reported.
One British lawmaker defended the Muslim swim sessions, telling the Telegraph that they show an appreciation for certain religious groups, like Muslims, who have strict rules on segregation for activities including sports. {source}

That is just so crazy! I didn't know that the U.K was so symathetic to religion, oh, wait, just the Muslims... because like that British lawmaker said, they "show appreciation for certain religious groups." And of course, the emphasis is on certain. I mean, we couldn't do Christian swim sessions where no bikinis or revealing swimsuits are allowed. That would be descriminating against other people's rights. Yes, because being totally covered up isn't either... no, of course not.
I'm glad the Telegraph said something about it! If the media is always saying, in my case, the wrong thing, it's nice to see them say the right thing. Wow, that's confusing.
They're trying to make this sound really cool, and ya know, the "big thing" by calling their "swimsuits" (ha) "burquinis." Nice, that's like calling drugs candy. Ya just don't do that.
This story makes me remember why I will never, ever move to England. Plus, their health care system isn't making me scoot over there any faster either. But, that's a whole 'nother bloggy.

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