Skip to comments.Shari'a Swimtime (N Seattle schedules exclusive "Muslim Sister Swim" on public dime)
Posted on 08/15/2005 10:23:39 AM PDT by Uncledave
Mark Steyn's latest article in The Spectator, on the western liberal idiocy of celebrating the sociopathologies of foreign cultures, reminds me of a recent Seattle incident I've been meaning to blog about: government-funded Islamic apartheid. Steyn:
[quoting steyn] By pretending that all cultures are equal, multiculturalism doesnt preserve traditional cultures so much as sustain them in an artificial state that ensures theyll develop bizarre pathologies and mutate into some freakish hybrid of the worst of both worlds. [end qoute]
Last month there was an article in the Seattle Times on a program where city public swimming pools have regularly scheduled hours for the exclusive use of Muslims: "Preserving modesty, in the pool"
[quoting Seattle Times] It's Saturday evening, the end of a hot day, and a group of women and children have gathered at North Seattle's Meadowbrook Pool for their monthly swim ... The women and children all Muslims have been swimming in private once a month at Meadowbrook as part of a program organized by the North Seattle Family Center. [end qoute] http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2002389078_muslimswim.html
I made some calls and learned that the program, called "Muslim Sister Swim", is treated by the city's Meadowbrook Pool as any other private rental, which would be exempt from the city non-discrimination policy. However, the outfit that organizes and pays for the Muslim Sister Swim is the North Seattle Family Center, a unit of the Children's Home Society, a non-profit that gets most of its money from various government sources. As such, it should strictly comply with non-discrimination guidelines. Nevertheless, the Muslim Sister Swim is open exclusively to Muslims, no infidel women need apply. I asked a representative of the North Seattle Family Center to explain this, and she told me that it was to respect these immigrant women's culture.
But if there's ever a reason for taxpayer dollars to be used to support an immigrant's culture, it should be to support them in learning to shed whatever aspects of their culture are incompatible with American culture. The last thing we need to teach immigrants is to expect publicly-subsidized religious apartheid. Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at August 14, 2005 10:59 AM | Email This
Maybe we need to take a hint on how muslims treat others...
Saudi Arabia - Conversion by a Muslim to another religion is punishable by death. Bibles are illegal. Churches are illegal.
Yemen - Bans proselytizing by non-Muslims and forbids conversions. The Government does not allow the building of new non-Muslim places of worship.
Kuwait - Registration and licensing of religious groups. Members of religions not sanctioned in the Koran may not build places of worship. Prohibits organized religious education for religions other than Islam.
Egypt - Islam is the official state religion and primary source of legislation. Accordingly, religious practices that conflict with Islamic law are prohibited. Muslims may face legal problems if they convert to another faith. Requires non-Muslims to obtain what is now a presidential decree to build a place of worship.
Algeria - The law prohibits public assembly for purposes of practicing a faith other than Islam. Non-Islamic proselytizing is illegal, and the Government restricts the importation of non-Islamic literature for distribution.
Jordan - Has the death penalty for any Muslim selling land to a Jew.
Sudan - Conversion by a Muslim to another religion is punishable by death.
Pakistan - Conversion by a Muslim to another religion is punishable by death. Bans proselytizing by non-Muslims. Christians regularly put in prison for charges of blasphemy.
These women need to be liberated from the death cult.
America does Dhimmitude real good.
Inshallah and Allahu Akbar.
monthly swim = monthly bath?
A perfect explanation of the Palestinain "culture" as a result of not letting the Israeli's destroy the PA and their ilk.
Maybe they'll have KKK Swim Day for those whites who don't want to swim with blacks ....
This has a retro ring to it, doesn't it?
Quick someone inform the ACLU about this! Separation of church and State!
Oh, I forgot, that's only Christianity and state.
People who treat Islam as a religion of peace and understanding have their heads where senses are dulled.
This is wrong, wrong, wrong.
WE SHOULD EMAIL THIS STORY TO THE ACLU AND SEE IF ANYTHING HAPPENS.
or leave a Hormel Lard wrapper in the doorway
I loathe liberals.
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