View Full Version : Muslim-only swimming session in England

12-11-2006, 11:35 PM
I wish this was a joke....


Muslim-only swimming session irks London club members

By Indo Asian News Service

London, Dec 10 (IANS) A row has sparked off over special Muslim-only swimming sessions at a popular public pool in Croydon during which bathers are required to be covered from head to toe with their swimming costume.

Non-Muslims may swim during the sessions, but only if they follow the strict dress code.

Women are banned from attending but have their own special swimming sessions outside opening hours.

The angry club members have vowed to hand over their memberships back to Thornley Heath leisure centre, according to Daily Mail newspaper.

'To make a special provision for them (Muslims) is just ridiculous and strikes me as imposing a 'Us and them' mentality which is wrong,' one member, Alex Craig said.

The centre is extremely popular locally as it is the only swimming pool offering cheap sessions for miles around.

'I turned up and saw a sign saying it was closing early for Muslim afternoon - I couldn't believe it,' said Daniel Foley.

'Muslims are not allowed to show intimate parts of their body. This is non-negotiable. Muslims have as much right to go swimming as anyone else,' a spokesman for the leisure centre said.

A local mosque has however defended the introduction of Muslim-only swimming sessions at the pool.

Copyright Indo-Asian News Service

12-11-2006, 11:42 PM
To me, it is a joke, just not the funny kind.

Medula Oblongata
12-11-2006, 11:53 PM
Sounds like a great idea. Muzzie only swimming, muzzie only happy hour, muzzie only schools, muzzie only restaurants.. Its wonderful because now we know where they'll be at any given time. To heck with spying on them, lets simply put a sign on the water fountain that says "muzzies only" and they'll be happy to oblige.. So lets help em'. Lets designate a part of every city as "muzzie only" (completely surrounded by a deadly electric fence - for their protection mind you) and they'll move in in droves of their own accord..

After awhile they will completely remove themselves from civilized industrialized life and all we had to do was hang a few signs that said "muzzies only."

Sure beats the hell out of daily car bombings and protests at the airport.

Hey, lets let em' have their own airports and aircraft too! yup, we can call it:

"We get you to your 72 Virgins in a flash!" <bang not included>