Friday, April 18, 2008

But My Son Is Half Muslim. Can't He Go Into The Pool Up To His Waist?

I was reading a news item that a father and his ten-year-old son were prevented from going for a swim last Sunday at a recreation center in the London Borough of Hackney because they were not Muslim. (,351593,oo.html) It does remind me of the old Groucho Marx story about him being turned away from a country club swimming pool because he was Jewish. Marx protested, "But my son is only half-Jewish? Can't he go in up to waist?" Of course, the managers of the recreation center said one of their employees had a made a mistake and that it was open to the public. "Muslim men and others can attend." Ah yes, Muslim men and others. And by others, we mean Dhimmis. The management at the recreation center knew what was going on and got caught. But I suspect this will not be the last time something like this happens in London. If swimming pool facilities can be segregated between Muslims and non-Muslims why not drinking fountains and restaurants? Maybe even the M6 Highway. Did you know that in Saudi Arabia there are separate highways for Muslims and non-Muslims? We always knew London was a mecca. Now it is well on its way to becoming Mecca.

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