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Fight Beaks Out at Rye Playland Over Muslim Headscarves
MYFOXNY.COM ^ | 31 Aug 2011

Posted on 08/31/2011 8:59:13 AM PDT by markomalley

Police from several departments rushed to the Rye Playland amusement park in Westchester County after an altercation broke out between patrons over a tensions over Muslim headscarves.

The fight erupted after a "misunderstanding" between the park workers and some Muslim patrons over the park's restrictions on headgear on some rides, according to the Westchester County Executive's Office.

Apparently some Muslim women wearing the traditional headscarf, called a hijab, were denied access to some rides because of safety reasons.

"The incident erupted when some of the women tried to gain entry on rides that prohibit any kind of headwear, such as hats, scarves and flowing material, which would include hijabs," according to a statement from the executive's office. "The tour operator, the Muslim American Society of New York, had been notified well in advance of today's event-numerous times both in writing and verbally-the county's policy on headgear for certain rides at the amusement park."

The patrons were offered refunds, the statement said, but then some men and women started arguing with each other, the statement said, "to the point that park security had to intervene. In the course of restoring calm, two park rangers suffered injuries and had to be taken to a nearby hospital."

People were not allowed into the park between 4 and 6 p.m. as police and security tried to restore order.

Many people on Twitter reported seeing the police descend upon the park. Dozens of police vehicles and the park. Officers arrested and charged 15 patrons, according to the county executive's office. "After the arrests, park officials met with the tour operator to ensure that all members of his group understood the headgear policy," the statement said.

"This misunderstanding was very unfortunate," said Peter Tartaglia, the deputy parks commissioner. "Our headgear policy is designed to protect the safety of patrons and safety is our first concern. This policy was repeatedly articulated to the tour operator, but unfortunately the message did not reach some of the members of his group."

The tour group was at the park to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, a major holiday in the Islamic faith that marks the end of Ramadan.

Witnesses at the scene say a pair of girls confronted security personnel about the issue and one of the girls ended up on the ground in handcuffs. A group of men intervened and that is when things got out of control.

But some of the members of the group said that the rangers and the cops overreacted.

The exit ramps from I-95 into the park were also closed as police tried to get control of the situation.

The park is owned and run by Westchester County, the only government-owned amusement park in the country.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 5thcolumn; fifthcolumn; hijab; muslims; sharialaw; troublemakers

1 posted on 08/31/2011 8:59:15 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

If I am a Luthern/Methodist Pastor, can I wear my robes and yoke on an amusement ride? Naturally, if I am injured - the park will be sued.

Charge the Muslims with assault and tresspassing, toss them in jail and let them consider the wisdom of their actions. The Park workers had no choice, as the loose clothing could endanger not only the person wearing the hajib; but a lose fluttering scarf could cause eye damage or blind the person sitting behind them.


2 posted on 08/31/2011 9:04:26 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: markomalley

Wasn’t there a recent story about a muslim getting decapitated by a ride because of her hijab?


3 posted on 08/31/2011 9:05:38 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: markomalley
The park is owned and run by Westchester County, the only government-owned amusement park in the country.

LOL!

4 posted on 08/31/2011 9:06:24 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: markomalley
I lived in Westchester for many years. IIRC..some years ago, a child was killed when he fell from one of the rides...he was too small, and shouldn't have been allowed to get on. Things were really tightened up after that..

Remember, the county owns it..

5 posted on 08/31/2011 9:07:33 AM PDT by ken5050 (Should Christie RUN in 2012? NO!!! But he should WALK three miles every day!)
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To: markomalley
But some of the members of the group said that the rangers and the cops overreacted.

Could we expect any other excuse? Damn...this is America. Everyone has a right to be safe. And if these women don't care about the safety of the rest of the visitors, they should not have come to the park. Let them go ride amusement rides back in their native lands and let those people be placed at risk from the possibility of flowing scarves in peoples' faces and getting caught in ride mechanisms..

However, Obama will probably invite them all to a beer... or kofta and spinach summit.

6 posted on 08/31/2011 9:10:41 AM PDT by CitizenM (Obama's legacy will be to be remembered as The architect of American Decline)
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To: markomalley

This can be easily solved. We shouldn’t discriminate against these poor misunderstood muslims. Remove all the chain and belt guards and require them to sign a waiver.


7 posted on 08/31/2011 9:20:59 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: markomalley

Hey, at 1:04 in the video, is that Snookie in a hajib?


8 posted on 08/31/2011 9:22:04 AM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: markomalley

They should count their blessings they are in America. Saudi police would have beaten and arrested them for being in public with males not their relatives.


9 posted on 08/31/2011 9:30:49 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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10 posted on 08/31/2011 9:36:50 AM PDT by devolve (If my graphics offend you/HLS scroll down - If too large simply carefully back away from your PC)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

“Wasn’t there a recent story about a muslim getting decapitated by a ride because of her hijab?”

I say let em ride.


11 posted on 08/31/2011 9:46:56 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: All

AMERICANS FOR A MUSLIM FREE AMERICA.

WE LEARNED ALL WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ISLAM ON 9/11


12 posted on 08/31/2011 9:49:53 AM PDT by troy McClure
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To: markomalley
The hijab should not be worn in Westchester County, as this could cause the hundreds of thousands of Hispanic illegal aliens living there to be uncomfortable when confronted by a foreign culture.

NOTE TO CIA:

Riding that sorry old wooden Roller Coaster in a hijab might be considered instead of water boarding. Waddyathink? Hey I would sing like a canary!

13 posted on 08/31/2011 10:22:30 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (America. Too late to fix. Too early to start the shooting.)
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To: markomalley
They were not discriminated against because they were Muslim, the Muslims created
the situation because they're Muslim. This was organized.
14 posted on 08/31/2011 10:30:50 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: troy McClure
The Council For American - Islamic Relations:

Helping TERRORISTS since the being of TIME!!

15 posted on 08/31/2011 10:35:46 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Palin/Bachman 2012....What would the NAGS say? :-))
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To: MaxMax

yep, they keep this crap up until the local country gives them their way and puts the host country at risk..just say no, and don’t come back...


16 posted on 08/31/2011 10:46:39 AM PDT by aces
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To: devolve; All
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Every “moderate” Muslim is a potential terrorist. The belief in Islam is like a tank of gasoline. It looks innocuous, until it meets the fire. For a “moderate” Muslim to become a murderous jihadist, all it takes is a spark of faith.

Ali Sini

Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit said he had a one-on-one meeting with Obama, where Obama told him that He was still a Muslim, and that he was sympathetic towards the Muslim agenda. http://beforeitsnews.com/story/76/647/Egyptian_minister:_Obama_told_me_he_is_a_Muslim.html

'Remembering 9/11' all week on the National Geographic channel.

17 posted on 08/31/2011 10:49:28 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Kenny Bunk

Westchester County is populated by the fabulously wealthy, and the illegals that serve them. See also Fairfield County next door. Both counties still pawn Lawn Guyland.


18 posted on 08/31/2011 10:59:02 AM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

It made me think of Isadora Duncan, the actress, who’s scarf got caught in the wheel of her car, and it broke her neck. Killing her. It is a safety issue. Period. Just like the warning about obese people not being able to ride, because the safety bars can’t secure them properly.


19 posted on 08/31/2011 12:33:07 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: markomalley

Say, how did Rye, NY fare in the hurricane?


20 posted on 08/31/2011 12:35:01 PM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: TheThirdRuffian
Wasn’t there a recent story about a muslim getting decapitated by a ride because of her hijab?

Warn them profusely of the risk of decapitation or neck fracture if they wear the scarf. Then, make 'em sign an agreement releasing the park of all liability. If it even has the slightest potential of flapping in the breeze, make them re-tie it to avoid risk to those who have to sit near them.

21 posted on 08/31/2011 12:48:58 PM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?I wonder whatl)
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To: markomalley
The tour group was at the park to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, a major holiday in the Islamic faith that marks the end of Ramadan.

Why can't they just chant jibberish and bark at the moon from home?

22 posted on 08/31/2011 12:51:11 PM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?I wonder whatl)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

“Wasn’t there a recent story about a muslim getting decapitated by a ride because of her hijab?”

I was going to do a search to find the story, but then I realized typing “Muslim” and “decapitated” into a search engine would return WAY too many hits for me to wade through.


23 posted on 08/31/2011 12:54:16 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Clemenza; golux
Westchester County is populated by the fabulously wealthy, and the illegals that serve them

I am shocked!~ Shocked, I tell you! However, Having seen Portchester, I would hesitate to make such a sweeping assessment. Unless, old Lifesavertown is now used as a Latino dormitory.

BTW,That old Life Saver Factory in PC was a tremendous aid to foggy-night navigation before GPS. You could take a bearing on the orange smell all the way from Bridgeport, as you neared PC, you could adjust your heading for New Rochelle by turning toward the night smell from the Bronx ... sorta like pizza. Thank goodness we were only carrying gasoline.

24 posted on 08/31/2011 1:40:59 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (America. Too late to fix. Too early to start the shooting.)
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To: Boogieman
I was going to do a search to find the story, but then I realized typing “Muslim” and “decapitated” into a search engine would return WAY too many hits for me to wade through.

That is really funny! Thanks for the laugh.

Here is the link. It was a go cart: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/7569680/Muslim-woman-dies-as-hijab-is-caught-in-go-kart-axle.html

Sorry for not linking properly, my html is really rusty.

25 posted on 08/31/2011 1:54:49 PM PDT by abner (I have no tagline, therefore no identity.)
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To: abner

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/7569680/Muslim-woman-dies-as-hijab-is-caught-in-go-kart-axle.html

That’s it! Thanks!


26 posted on 08/31/2011 2:13:39 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Muslim woman dies as hijab is caught in go-kart axle
An Australian woman has died after the Islamic head dress that she was wearing was caught in the axle of a go-kart during a family outing to a racing track.
By Bonnie Malkin in Sydney
7:00AM BST 09 Apr 2010
The woman, 26, suffered severe neck injuries and went into cardiac arrest after her hijab, which covers the head and neck, became stuck in the kart’s machinery while she was driving at high speed.

Paramedics managed to revive the woman after material from the hijab tightened around her throat and she was airlifted to hospital, where she later died.

(Thanks for the article.)

Apparently these Muslim gals never heard of Sarah Bernhardt and how she died.


27 posted on 08/31/2011 2:22:24 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah: Are you gonna fish or cut bait?)
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To: Kenny Bunk; golux
Port Chester used to be a sliver of towny white trashdom bookended by Rye on one side and Greenwich on the other. Now it is a dormitory community for the hired help of both towns. Do you think Rye and Greenwich folks would be caught dead having their kids work fast food jobs, mow lawns, take care of younger siblings, etc?

The Life Saver factory is now a condo. There is a nice bakery/cafe across the street.

28 posted on 08/31/2011 4:32:32 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Clemenza
I had no problem with Port Chester when I worked in Ryebrook and White Plains. We would shop and have lunch there. That was in the mid 90’s I have no idea what it is like today.
29 posted on 08/31/2011 6:07:38 PM PDT by angcat (RUN SARAH RUN!)
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To: markomalley

Everyone seems to be wondering why Muslim terrorists are so quick to commit suicide.

Lets have a look at the evidence:
- No Christmas
- No television
-No nude women
- No football
- No pork chops
- No hot dogs
- No burgers
- No beer
- No bacon
- Rags for clothes
- Towels for hats
- Constant wailing from some idiot in a tower
- More than one wife
More than one mother in law
- You can’t shave
- Your wife can’t shave
- You can’t wash off the smell of donkey
- You wipe your ass with your hand
- You cook over burning camel dung
- Your wife is picked by someone else for you
- and your wives smell worse than your donkey
Then they tell you that “when you die, it all gets better”??
Well no sh_t Sherlock!.... It’s not like it could get much worse.


30 posted on 08/31/2011 6:47:55 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: markomalley

Did you know Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance?


31 posted on 08/31/2011 10:43:45 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

There’s the tale of actress Isadora Duncan, who was almost decapitated when her flowing scarf became entangled in the wheel of her speeding roadster.

I’d pay cash money to see a roller coaster pop the top on one of these savages.


32 posted on 09/01/2011 6:44:46 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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