August 31, 2011

"This all happened because we're Muslim"

At the Playland Amusement Park in Rye, NY, they have rules about headgear being worn on certain rides. Why? Simple: people could get injured.

Enter: Muslim women wearing the hijab. "A scarf could potentially choke a person, a park spokesman told the newspaper." No matter. These women want to get on these RIDES, dammit! Thus, when they make a scene about it and the cops have to be called in, we get the inevitable "This all happened because we're Muslim." So, I'm sure Playland awaits a lawsuit. Of course, if something had happened to one of the [Muslim] women wearing the hijab while on the ride, you can bet your ass they'd be sued then, too.

A solution? Maybe have people who demand to wear headgear on a ride sign a waiver absolving the park of any responsibility.

Posted by Felix at August 31, 2011 08:19 PM | TrackBack

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"A scarf could potentially choke a person. . . "

Could we install these automatic-choking devices in other locations in American society?

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at August 31, 2011 08:48 PM

But one of the issues is the scarf or headcovering coming off and causing issues for everyone on the ride. What is their headscarf landing on the tracks causes a derailment and hurts another passenger? Playland can't sign away another person's (nonheadscraf) right to be safe and not to sue if safety issues are not answered.

Posted by: Independent Patriot at September 1, 2011 07:00 AM