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  • Muslims, Police Scuffle at Rye Playland Over Amusement Park’s Head Scarf Ban; 15 Arrests Made

    09/01/2011 8:25:25 AM PDT · by lbryce · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Daily News ^ | August 31, 2011 | Staff
    Rye Playland was shut down Tuesday after cops scuffled with Muslims upset that women wearing head scarves were barred from the rides, witnesses said. Fifteen people, including three women, were charged with disorderly conduct and assault in the chaos, authorities said. The Westchester County park was packed with Muslims celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr - the holiday marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. One woman, Entisai Ali, began arguing with cops over the amusement park's head scarf, or hijab, rule, said Dena Meawad, 18, of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. The ban, which is not Muslim specific, was imposed about 3...
  • Photo over Madrid Spain Last night

    01/31/2005 6:08:14 PM PST · by Rocketman · 50 replies · 2,647+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/30/05 | Me
    A shooting star streaks across the sky during a meteor shower. Residents of the area near Madrid airport reported seeing a ball of fire explode and disintregrate in skies over the Spanish capital overnight, security services said.(AFP/NASA. Someone may want to link up to the Photo. http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&ncid=1778&e=1&u=/050128/photos_od_afp/050128154706_51rancsg_photo0 The photo is clearly of a sword with a distinct hilt Though the artcle makes no mention other than it is an "Offbeat Photo." -- something strange