"British swimming pools are imposing Muslim dress codes in a move described as divisive by Labour MPs."That doesn't confuse me, it is divisive and labour MPs are now realising how many of their voters have left for the BNP and are trimming their sails accordingly.
No, what confuses me is this:
"across the UK municipal pools are holding swimming sessions specifically aimed at Muslims, in some case imposing strict dress codes.Fisrt we are told that this is a "modesty" issue and that modest attire is required, then we are told that this is a "segregation" issue. Segregation is now acceptable public policy? Or only if it is to the benefit of Muslims? What is happening to this country have we lost our collective marbles?
Croydon council in south London runs separate one-and-a half-hour swimming sessions for Muslim men and women every Saturday and Sunday at Thornton Heath Leisure Centre.
The practice of holding special Muslim swimming sessions has led to non-Muslims being turned away.
defending the segregation policy, a Croydon council spokesman said: "We appreciate that certain religious groups, such as Muslims, have strict rules on segregation for activities including sports, so in response to requests from the local community, we have been running these sessions at Thornton Heath Leisure Centre." "
As one Croydon resident, 34-year-old Alex Craig, said:
"I think it is preposterous that a council should be encouraging this type of segregation over municipal facilities.... Surely if Muslims want to swim then they should just turn up with their modest swimwear at the same time as everyone else."
Unless this is not about modesty or even segregation; what if it is really about making the host culture submit to Islam?