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Reader comment on item: Muslim Hours at Municipal Swimming Pools in the West
in response to reader comment: Public Swimming Pools are not for Religious Usage

Submitted by Christen Spahn (United States), Jan 24, 2009 at 15:05

It is interesting how the two hours or limited hours these pools are offered for just women are being played up as such a huge deal. Meanwhile we have fought wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and the continual support of Israel and Palestine which drains a quadrillion dollars worth of taxpayer money and what are the results? Not just tax money, but human life as well. We don't even get a free swim out of it! Further freedom is defined as those actions which make you feel comfortable living in a way that is peaceful for you whether that means wearing hijab as MUSLIM women do (not Islams, Islam is the religion!) or mini-skirts. Thus there needs to be the choice for those women ( who are not only religious ones) that are only comfortable with being scantily clad in front of their own gender.

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