Monday, 17 August 2009

"Muslim only" swimming sessions?

This report from The Telegraph worries me. Apparently:
"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.

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." "
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?

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?


archroy said...

This would be Conservative-controlled Croydon Council, would it?

John M Ward said...

Your conclusion is almost certainly correct. This is a form of Cultural Marxism designed to "divide and conquer" by subversion of our nation.

If Muslims cannot cope with the way our nation operates, then either they are living in the wrong country or they need to set up their own facilities if they really cannot live with what the council provides for all.

We all pay our Council Tax, and expect that all facilities provided by our local councils will be available to everyone at all normal and reasonable times, without discrimination (which is the correct word here).