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Muslim school sues Delaware City for Public Pool Safety Rules

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A Muslim school has filed a lawsuit against the city of Wilmington for enforcing its public school attire policy. Before we get into the details of this latest Islamic supremacist lawsuit, a couple of points:

The reason Muslim women are required to wear those suffocating Islamic garments is to cover up their sexuality so that men are not tempted and Muslimas are not subjected to unwelcome male advances. Why are little Muslim girls required to wear them? Are they considered sexual objects? Why do little Muslim girls have to cover up their sexuality? And why must the West sanction and conform to this perversion?

The pool manager at the Foster Brown pool in Wilmington, Delaware repeatedly told Islamic camp leaders that cotton clothing was not allowed in the pool. The cotton ban is a safety issue, since cotton becomes heavy when wet and could strain the pool’s filtration system.

The Islamic camp director Tahsiyn Ismaa’eel, who brought her devout students to the secular public pool, said staffers at the pool asked her when she was going to leave after advising her of the cotton clothing prohibition. Ismaa’eel said she eventually decided to pull the kids out of the pool.

“If you are making us so uncomfortable that we aren’t enjoying a public facility, if you’re pressuring us by asking what time we’re going to leave … I got the message,” she said.

So she chose to leave, but is suing nonetheless.

Why are Western societies forced to conform to barbaric Islamic mores and traditions? Of course, the mayor of Wilmington, Delaware, has apologized to the Islamic school after a group of Muslim girls wearing islamic garb were asked to leave a public pool.

Muslim Advocates, the group representing the school, said it was too little too late, and demanded sensitivity training for pool staff and an investigation into the pool’s treatment of the children.

Muslim School Sues Delaware City For Kicking Children Out Of Pool Over Islamic Clothing

A Muslim school filed a lawsuit against the city of Wilmington, Delaware, after several students were kicked out of a public pool for wearing Islamic clothing.

Joshua Gill, Daily Caller, August 23, 2018:

Tahsiyn Ismaa’eel, principal of the Darul Amaanah Academy, claimed that staff at Foster Brown pool forced seven students, aged 5 to 12, to leave the pool for wearing hijabs, T-shirts, and leggings in the water. The lawsuit alleges that pool staff forced the children to leave early on four subsequent occasions, with recreation staff citing an unofficial rule against cotton clothing in the pool.

“As a result of their treatment at Foster Brown (pool), many of the children have come home in tears, shattered by their treatment by city employees and questioning whether their Islamic faith makes them unwelcomed and unwanted,” the Wednesday lawsuit states, according to the Delaware News Journal.

The lawsuit asks that the court order a declaration that city officials violated the rights of the school’s children, an extension of the 2019 pool season to compensate the children, a ban on officially adopting a rule against cotton clothing in pools, and “conspicuous signs” saying that pool employees are prohibited from engaging in discriminatory behavior, among other things.

The city initially supported pool management’s decision to ask the children to leave on the grounds that they were wearing improper swimwear that, according to pool staff, could clog the filtration system and could also inhibit the children’s ability to swim.

“There are city rules and regulations designed to ensure the safety of those who use the pools,” John Rago, the mayor’s deputy chief of staff for policy and communication, said on July 14. “One of the rules requires that all swimmers wear proper swimming attire.”

City officials swiftly changed their tune once the story spread nationally. Mayor Mike Purzycki, a Democrat, issued an apology to the children just hours after Rago’s statement.

“I apologize to the children who were directed to leave a city pool because of the religious-required clothing they were wearing,” Purzycki said, according to Delaware Online. “We also referred to vaguely-worded pool policies to assess and then justify our poor judgment, and that was also wrong.”

The city has reassigned the pool staff member who repeatedly asked the children to leave and has also promised to create clearer policies regarding swimwear, according to The Associated Press.

Muslim Advocates, the group representing the school, said it was too little too late, and demanded sensitivity training for pool staff and an investigation into the pool’s treatment of the children.

“None of that has materialized in any meaningful way,” said Juvaria Khan, a Muslim Advocates attorney.

Delaware Mayor Apologizes After Muslim Kids In Shirts, Hijabs, Kicked Out Of City Pool

Camp director Tahsiyn A. Ismaa’eel believes city officials used a vaguely worded policy to keep her students out of the pool.

The mayor of Wilmington, Delaware, has apologized to a local Islamic school after a group of Muslim children wearing shirts, shorts and hijabs were pressured to leave a public pool.

Mayor Mike Purzycki admitted in a statement Saturday that city officials at the Foster Brown public pool “used poor judgment” in response to the students’ religious clothing requirements.

“We should be held accountable for what happened and how poorly we assessed this incident,” he said. “I apologize to the children who were directed to leave a city pool because of the religious-required clothing they were wearing.”

The statement was a reversal of the officials’ initial reaction, which was to speak of unspecified city policies about bathing suit requirements.

In his apology, Purzycki said that the city “referred to vaguely-worded pool policies to assess and then justify our poor judgement, and that was also wrong.”

Tahsiyn Ismaa’eel, the camp director the Darul-Amaanah Academy summer program in Wilmington, Delaware, says c
Screenshot from Delaware News Journal video
Tahsiyn Ismaa’eel, the camp director the Darul-Amaanah Academy summer program in Wilmington, Delaware, says children in the program were harassed multiple times about their swimwear at a public pool.

The children are part of a summer Arabic enrichment program run by the Darul-Amaanah Academy, a local Islamic school. For the past four years, students in the program have visited the Foster Brown pool.

Camp director Tahsiyn Ismaa’eel told HuffPost that some girls in the program prefer to wear T-shirts and leggings in the pool. Some also cover their hair with headscarves while swimming. The students’ pool attire conforms with their families’ interpretation of Islamic rules about modest clothing.

Other religious groups, including some Orthodox Jews and Christians, also encourage members to wear modest clothing while swimming.

Ismaa’eel said she didn’t have any issues with pool management before. But on June 25, the first day of camp this year, facility managers reportedly had a negative reaction to the clothes that the kids wore in the pool.

She said the pool manager repeatedly told camp leaders that cotton clothing was not allowed in the pool. She said staffers at the pool asked her when she was going to leave.

Ismaa’eel said she eventually decided to pull the kids out of the pool.

“If you are making us so uncomfortable that we aren’t enjoying a public facility, if you’re pressuring us by asking what time we’re going to leave … I got the message,” she said.

Ismaa’eel reached out to Wilmington’s parks and recreation department about the episode. Despite receiving assurance from the department that her kids could wear religious attire in the public pool, she said, she was harassed about the swimwear policy on three other occasions.

She said no rule prohibiting cotton clothing is posted at the facility. She added that she believes management enforced regulations in a way that discriminated against her students.

“The bottom line is, if you have a policy, it has to be written, posted and applied across the board ― not arbitrarily,” she said.

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