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Old 10-15-2010, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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"A Muslim family was wrongly denied access to an aquatic center in Lyons last summer when employees told them their clothing violated the facility's rules, state officials said today."

"Yaqub's wife was denied entry to the water park because she was wearing a long dress and headscarf instead of a swimsuit..."

"In the complaint, Yaqub claimed he was wearing basketball shorts and his sons were wearing children's swimsuits..."

State: Muslim family wronged at aquatic center in Lyons - Chicago Breaking News (http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/10/state-muslim-family-wronged-at-aquatic-center-in-lyons.html - broken link)

Since when has shorts of any nature,long dresses and head coverings been allowed in a swimming pool?

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Old 10-15-2010, 05:27 PM
 
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What a stupid case. I hope they lose. You sue if they don't get in the pool. Had they got in the pool and something happened, they would have sued again.
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Old 10-15-2010, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Land of debt and Corruption
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Haha, I drive past that place every day. What would possess someone to think wearing a long dress and headscarf to a pool is appropriate?

On a side note: I've seen muslim girls (young, like aged 5-7) taking swim lessons in long sleeved shirts and thick winter tights underneath a one-piece swimsuit. Seriously? Go back to the middle east if you're going to subject your kids to that BS.
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Old 10-15-2010, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Originally Posted by Avengerfire View Post
"A Muslim family was wrongly denied access to an aquatic center in Lyons last summer when employees told them their clothing violated the facility's rules, state officials said today."

"Yaqub's wife was denied entry to the water park because she was wearing a long dress and headscarf instead of a swimsuit..."

"In the complaint, Yaqub claimed he was wearing basketball shorts and his sons were wearing children's swimsuits..."

State: Muslim family wronged at aquatic center in Lyons - Chicago Breaking News (http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/10/state-muslim-family-wronged-at-aquatic-center-in-lyons.html - broken link)

Since when has shorts of any nature,long dresses and head coverings been allowed in a swimming pool?


You left out a potentially important piece of information

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Meanwhile, friends and family who did not wear headscarves entered the water park fully clothed in regular attire without problems
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Old 10-15-2010, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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You left out a potentially important piece of information
The information you pointed out was not in the story when I posted it. The news sites really need to stop posting articles that they leave out key information in after the fact.

But still the fact of the matter is the people they were with must have had swimsuits. The father and mother had no swimsuit. How are they going to prove the other people did not have swimsuits?
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Old 10-15-2010, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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"A Muslim family was wrongly denied access to an aquatic center in Lyons last summer when employees told them their clothing violated the facility's rules, state officials said today."

"Yaqub's wife was denied entry to the water park because she was wearing a long dress and headscarf instead of a swimsuit..."

"In the complaint, Yaqub claimed he was wearing basketball shorts and his sons were wearing children's swimsuits..."

State: Muslim family wronged at aquatic center in Lyons - Chicago Breaking News (http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/10/state-muslim-family-wronged-at-aquatic-center-in-lyons.html - broken link)

Since when has shorts of any nature,long dresses and head coverings been allowed in a swimming pool?
Since when is it prohibited?

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Old 10-15-2010, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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But still the fact of the matter is the people they were with must have had swimsuits.
Is that a fact? Was that bit of information removed from the article?
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Old 10-15-2010, 06:44 PM
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Since when is it prohibited?

Since when can't the forest preserve district enforce safety rules/dress codes for their swimming pool?
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Old 10-15-2010, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Reality
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Since when is it prohibited?

Look at the signs next to any public or YMCA pool, they clearly state that you cannot swim wearing anything but a swimming suit. A person trying to swim in a full head cover and long dress like outfit creates a safety risk for them and the lifeguards who are paid to keep them alive. It's like trying to swim wearing jeans, a sweater and shoes.
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Old 10-15-2010, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Since when can't the forest preserve district enforce safety rules/dress codes for their swimming pool?
Is it codified or arbitrary?
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