Huffington Post: “Muslim women subject to harassment when swimming while wearing less-than-revealing swim attire”

A new declaration of victimhood: a Huffington Post report states that “over the last decade, Muslim women across the globe have been subject to an increasing amount of harassment when swimming while wearing less-than-revealing swim attire.”

Muslim women facing opposition when wearing “less-than-revealing swim attire” in pools has nothing to do with their being Muslim. It is  because it breeds germs and alters water chemistry.

Anyone or any group jumping into a pool fully clothed will get the same response. Pool staff who forbid the wearing of “less-than-revealing swim attire” in pools are acting responsibly in the interests of all their patrons, not just of one special interest group.  The attempted shaming of Echo Park Pool staff on Long Island for doing their duty is yet another attempt to claim Muslim victimhood or “Islamophobia” in a quest for special treatment.

“American Muslim Women Are Fighting For The Freedom To Swim,” by Rowaida Abdelaziz, Huffington Post,.

It was the summer of 2017 when Ruhee Kapadia, a Muslim mother from Long Island, New York, took her 13-year-old daughter to their local pool. School was out, and her daughter was excited to finally enjoy the long-awaited summer break in the water.

But staff at the Echo Park Pool said Kapadia’s daughter wasn’t allowed to swim, citing her clothing. Her daughter was wearing a bathing suit layered with leggings and a T-shirt, which staff said wasn’t appropriate swimwear. When the 39-year-old mother tried to reason with the pool staff, they told her it was out of their hands and to take up her concerns with local West Hempstead officials.

So she did.

Kapadia met with Laura Gillen, a Democrat who was running for Hempstead town supervisor, a suburb of New York City that had been governed by Republicans for more than a century. Though Gillen’s candidacy was considered a long shot, she promised that if she were elected, she would address Kapadia’s concern.

Over the last decade, Muslim women across the globe have been subject to an increasing amount of harassment when swimming while wearing less-than-revealing swim attire. Just last week in France, where the burkini is banned in several cities, Muslim women staged a protest defying the prohibitions. Although no such bans exist in the United States, Muslim women across the country say they are criticized or denied admittance to their local pools because of their modest swimwear…..

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