2 readers online now  |  69 million page views

Quit Distorting

Reader comment on item: Muslim Hours at Municipal Swimming Pools in the West
in response to reader comment: Discrimination works both ways

Submitted by Pippa (United States), Nov 2, 2009 at 07:38

"So let me get this straight is it OK for a public pool to kick my daughter out of the pool because she is Muslim and will not wear a "regular" bathing suits, AKA string bakini."

Quit distorting the situation. The ISSUE is...Muslims wanting special accomodations at public tax paid for facilities. News flash, there are bathing suits other than just string bikinis.

"And instead wears a bathing suit top and dance pants. But it is not ok for a Muslim to rent a local Park for a private party. Even though ANYONE can rent most public park facilities for private parties. Muslims have no choice but to rent the pool or they are discriminated against and can not swim at all."

Who exactly is not allowing Muslims to rent public parks? Nudists have no choice, but to rent facilities and then put up tarps to block public vision if they want to swim nude. Your arguement of discrimination is nil. But then, don't Muslims sceam ANYTIME their religion doesn't supercede local and state ordinances and laws?

"It is OK that when A group of Muslim families planned a picinic in the park and planned to take out children to the pool, they had rented it out for a private party for a church. But God forbid the Muslims do the same thing."

The above makes absolutely no sense. If Muslims rented the park...then obviously they can have their picnic.

"Sadly in the US you have the freedom to be the lowest of low most immoral person, walk around in a g-string that you call a bathing suit, and hang half naked over a perfect stranger. But the minute you want to behave moraly weather you are Muslim, Christian, or Jewish or any faith, you loose your freedom. It has come to the point that feedom only counts when someone is doing something wild and anti-social."

WRONG! It matters not what country you are in, there is immorality. Including Muslim countries. Or don't you consider beating women for wearing bras immoral? Are suicide bombers aka mass murderers not immoral? What about honor killings? What about beating the daylights out of a woman for merely uttering a morning salutation to a male? You really want to debate morality?

When you move to a foreign country, you either acclimate or get the hell out. Western women who go to the middle east are mandated to cover their bodies. In America you have the freedom to wear whatever you want. Freedom is the operative word. Not religious mandates.

Your last statement "feedom only counts when someone is doing something wild and anti-social" is ludicrous. My freedom to wear levi's to the super market as opposed to having to cover my entire body and/or face (as is demanded in ME countries) is hardly "anti-social". My choice of swimming attire is MY choice, not the choice of fanatical males who want to control female's attire AND actions. I believe that is called suppression. But hey....your choice to be an indentured servant. Just don't expect the entire population to fall prey to such insideous idealogy.

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Quit Distorting by Pippa

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)