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Rules of swimming

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 Zahir (Canada), Aug 21, 2009 at 18:10

Islam is only a set of superstitions, it is not real, and it only happens inside the heads of people who choose to follow it. The rules for swimming pools have been established on a secular basis for the use of the public. These rules have worked well enough for that public until a new group with a superstitious viewpoint has come along and demanded changes to suit them. It is not for interlopers to demand that the people who they have gone to live amongst to demand that they change their nation to suit the superstitions they bring.

When a British person goes to an Arabic country, they either stay within their compound or they obey the rules of that place. As followers of the Islamic superstitions are able to build places of superstitious observance for purposes of practicing their various gyrations and gesticulations in private, it makes sense that if they are not prepared to observe the rules extant within the broader community that has accepted them as residents, that they should create their own private places to do so.

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