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RYE, N.Y. – Two people were charged with felony assault and two police rangers were injured during a melee that broke out Tuesday at Playland Amusement Park when Muslim visitors became angry that the park was enforcing its ban on headgear by prohibiting the women from wearing their traditional head coverings on some rides.
Brooklyn resident Amr Khater, who had come to the park about noon with his family, said his family was told about the hijab rule by park employees when they arrived.
You have a very good point, backed up by actual real life evidence.
Originally posted by whaaa
Expect cultural confrontations to only get more frequent as more and more political refugees arrive due to Americas wars in the ME. Just like The huge influx of Vietnamese after that war.
Invade a country, blow it up, wreak the infrastructure and expect to eventually pay the price not only monetarily but culturally.
You reap what you sow.edit on 31-8-2011 by whaaa because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by clintdelicious
reply to post by haarvik
Here in the UK the largest parks have these Islamic only days that serve only the right food, dress codes must be abided to and they say that anyone is welcome! Well if you want to act like everyone is welcome then why not serve 'normal' food as well and let people dress how they want according to their beliefs? Sure the kitchens might have to limit their menu not being able to cook the food side by side, but excluding all normal food is mad. Can you imagine is they had a Christian day where they excluded Halal food and said that you must wear smart western clothes? They would go crazy! I don't get how they are offended by peoples dress sense as they see it everyday anyway and if it offends them then why do they worry? You have to live in this country anyway its no use pretending you don't and if it makes them feel uncomfortable then they need to accept that its a multi-cultural society and they must respect people who have different beliefs.
Sorry if this is a bit of topic but I don't get why they want to come to a country and then try and segregate themselves from the native population acting like there is something wrong with us? They are saying how dare you have these regulations that don't permit a minorities dress code, even though its your right to under the law you are still wrong because where we come from this is not the case! Well buddy you are in a different country with a different culture and beliefs, you can't just assume that a totally different country will be the same.
Originally posted by haarvik
reply to post by getreadyalready
Rofl! I never thought of the bikini angle, good point! It's amazing to me how many people come to our country and expect us to bend our rules and traditions for them, but go to their country and they don't budge an inch!
Too bad the Jihad exists and operates independently of the cultures it seeks to convert.
When Baltej Singh Dhillon was accepted into the RCMP, he faced a choice — serving his country or wearing his turban. He chose to fight for his religious rights. In 1990, the federal government finally removes the ban preventing Sikhs in the RCMP from wearing turbans.
The decision is not without its protestors, but as Dhillon says in this CBC Television clip, "I'm willing to look these people in the eye and tell them that I'm no different from them." It was in April 1989 that the RCMP commissioner recommended the prohibition against turbans be lifted. Almost a year later, Solicitor General Pierre Cadieux gives his ruling to allow turbans. During the intervening year, protests had gathered steam.
Herman Bittner, who created an unflattering calendar to protest the move, says in an interview, "Am I really a racist, or am I standing up and trying to save something that you know can be lost forever?"