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A spokeswoman for Walsall Council said the complaints had predominantly come from the Muslim community but that non-Muslim women had also objected.
She said: 'We received a request from the Muslim Community to protect the modesty of swimmers.
'There were also requests made by some non-Muslim users as well.'
Originally posted by invetro
Someone raised a very good point, that if it was only white women who complained they would have been ignored. I agree with that to a point, but I would like to replace white with non-muslim. This isn't an issue of colour, but of giving in to religious practices more than people would like, or feel comfortable with. I am very uneasy mixing religion with the imposing of little "rules" like this one, because they only serve to seperate communities that little bit further.
The woman who had cataract surgery doesn't seem to like it very much.
But other users say the move has plunged the pool into almost permanent darkness and branded it 'political correctness gone stark-raving mad'.
Pauline Poole, 65, a retired legal secretary from Walsall, said: 'I returned to swimming after having a cataracts operation some months ago and was looking forward to looking out on some lovely trees while swimming.
'What I found was a situation that reminded me of how it felt like before my operation, like looking at a horrible cloudy view.
'If it was done for a minority of people, then why was there no vote on it?'
Retired building surveyor John Ewart, 63, from Walsall, added: 'I cannot believe this council has agreed to something so loony.
Originally posted by Retseh
The only difference is that a hundred years from now the Muslims won't apologise and let you build some casinos.
Originally posted by SpectreDC
reply to post by LittleSecret
It's called a bigot.
Although I like vast reaching terms usually. Idiot works just as well to be perfectly honest.