Maryland pools try sharia and segregate swimming for women-only

via Women-only swimming: Columbia pool creates trial program – baltimoresun.com.

When Shehlla Khan’s husband became ill, it fell on her to take their three children to the pool. But for Khan, who is Muslim, the task was difficult.

The Columbia resident said she was concerned about people watching her swim in the conservative, cover-all dress required by Islamic dress codes, and thinking: “What’s wrong? Why can’t you take it off?”

What will your husband do if he finds out your swimming in a swimsuit where non-Muslims, possibly non-Muslim men might see you?

So Khan, 39, brought the issue up with members of her Dar Al-Taqwa mosque in Ellicott City. The mosque, along with members of a faith-based county group, People Acting Together in Howard, met with the Columbia Association to create a twice-weekly, women-only swim time, a trial that is scheduled to be announced Tuesday.

Muslims cleverly using “inter faith” groups to spread sharia law in the U.S.

The Columbia Association, which operates 23 pools in Howard, will join other communities that have made similar accommodations to create a more welcoming atmosphere for Muslims and other female swimmers.

Will all 23 be sharia compliant soon?

New York City’s recreation and parks department offers a women-only swim time at the Metropolitan Recreation Center. Pools around Toronto and other cities have also offered similar options, according to news reports. And at a swimming pool in Seattle, Muslim woman have used brown paper to cover glass windows, providing privacy from the lobby.

Several private universities, including Harvard and George Washington, also have provided female-only swim times, with several hours a week set aside. But occasionally, such programs have run into opponents who suggest they unfairly cater to one group. At George Washington some complained, citing concerns over the program infringing on American liberties.

“It’s a positive thing,” said Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations. “Not everyone has the same needs. It’s just expanding the level of interaction with the local community and recognizing that people are different. You’re bringing people into your system who would otherwise be uncomfortable.”

CAIR is a terror-linked organization with many of its leaders convicted, jailed and deported for terror-related offenses. The group is also fighting for sharia law to be legal in the U.S. See left navigation for key links.

Hooper said such programs are beneficial to communities attempting to reach out to an otherwise isolated minority. The reserved times usually are scheduled when facilities might be under-utilized, he said.

He said he’s heard of many instances where the issue grows from women in the Muslim community, but turns out to be a need felt by others.

It always grows from the Muslim community. Like sharia. As the Muslim population grows, so does the spread of sharia law. History proves this well.

Raghid Shourbaji, president of the Howard County Muslim Council, said the need is growing because the county’s Muslim population is growing. He said another indoor pool in Jessup has a similar program, but he hopes the one in Columbia will be more convenient.

His organization, which has been in existence for about 10 years, and the county’s only mosque, Dar Al-Taqwa, are the only Muslim outlets in the county. They serve about 1,800 residents, based on mailing lists.

Safiyah Blake, a Columbia resident who is Muslim, has some practical reasons for using the women-only swim times.

“I want to take lessons to learn to put my head in the water,” she said. “I never learned how to breathe.”

But she agreed the pool experience can often drive Islamic women away.

“You can see people looking at you,” Blake said. The women-only pool times will “bridge the gap. My sisters and I can jump in.”

Bridge what gap? If Muslims are isolated, it’s because they choose to be isolated from the kuffar. In an free society people will look at you – especially if you are wearing a head-to-toe black getup when it’s 95 degrees out or at the beach or pool.  Take a walk in a neighborhood where you are the minority. Be sure the majority will look at you. And in many neighborhoods in the U.S. they’ll do more than just look.

She plans to get out her burqini — a bathing suit that covers her arms and legs, and has a hood. The modest, cover-all swimsuit is often worn by Muslim women.

“It dries quicker than any other suit,” Blake said.

Jessie Newburn, a spokeswoman with the Columbia Association, said “CA was founded on inclusion,” and the organization jumped at the chance to establish the women-only pool times. “We were created for this.”

Does anyone see the irony? The association was founded on “inclusion” and yet they are intentionally excluding half the population because Muslims do not want to swim with men. Or their men may beat them.

The Columbia Swim Center in the Wilde Lake Village Center was chosen because it was the most-enclosed, with tinted windows to provide added privacy.

The women-only swim times will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the swim center; the trial period will run through the end of January.

Depending on the success at the indoor pools, Cynthia Marshall of PATH said the group might try to extend the program to outdoor pools, which might take some additional consideration.

Meet and contact those who are slowly allowing Islamic sharia law to creep into our lives here. Needless to say, if you do contact them, be respectful and rational – unlike many of the comments left here.

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20 Responses

  1. Stay out of the pool then if you th=INK you want special treatment!!!! Go swim in Mediterannian and see how long you can swimm in total covering. Then get CAIR TO SUE. for drowning. Poor things can’t get everthing they want. What will women wear not to show wet boobs?. women going to spread diseaes or bombing in swimming pool. if suicidal attack planning?????

  2. What do I already say that you say I Do.

  3. Where is the American Civil Liberties Union, Mexicans should get the same treatment also Jews. Of course the ACLU is as worthless as tits on a boar hog. Other religious groups should sue the Columbia Association.

    • And the IRS should strip the Columbia Association of its tax-exempt status. If Col. Ass. wants to do political advocacy for sharia, which this is, then it should forfeit its tax exemption.

  4. if you don’t like it don’t go, you have the choice just like everyone else, Adopt the local customs of the home you have chosen and fit in or stay home!…if the local governments stopped funding the pools so they were private and charged by use, then none of this would be a problem, some who wanted the money would set up schedules to accomodate thier paying customers and cater to those they wished to keep and the rest would do likewise, everyone would be happy and no one would feel like someone else was being treated special or they were being treated unfairly… but as long as everyone subsidises the pools through forced taxation only the ” special interests ” will get treated specially while the silent majority gets it up the shute! as usual.
    when you leave your country and adopt another and that country agree’s to adopt you, you must also adopt thier rules and customs, or find another country.

    • Let Muslims pool their resources, build a pool adjacent to a mosque, swim there and stop incoveniencing their neighbors. Adapt to the customs or stay home and read the Koran. Muslims are not a special group stop the kid glove treatment since its not given to other Americans.

  5. And the insanity continues………….

    Will it take beheadings in the street to get these moron’s attention?

  6. May be best to allow Muslims only to all the city amenities, at of course our welfare expenses.. We would not want to slow down sharia in this country, while people like Pelosi push Islam and treat the US markets like a personal swindle circus.

    We are handing our country to these people who want us dead and our government to be sharia.

    Or we could stand up and make such a stink about favoritism and market corruption. This politically correct government who lies, steals and props up our enemies to positions in our faces.

    Enough is enough! These politicians need to be committed to an insane asylum. This is like Rome in the end days with the same govt rot.

    I hope when Queen Pelosi comes up for re election she is voted out like last weeks wet garbage. (First you must vote for me then you can be told what I will do)

    • Until obama and his minions are gone, there’s very little we can do to stop the islamization of America. I’m sorry to sound so defeatist but obama is the destroyer of the US. He must be a one term president.

  7. I am so tired of certain groups always whinning about having everything their way. I agree with all of you who say “if you want to adopt this country then adopt the rules just like everyone else”. I don’t go swimmin because I don’t look good in a swim suit, should I ask for everyone else to wear blindfolds just so I can go swimming? How silly that sounds but it is no different from what they are asking. If you don’t like American and the way we live then leave, PLEASE!

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  9. Wait, we Christians are afraid the muslims will kill us at the pools, can you please just keep them ALL out so the rest of us feel safe?
    thanks.

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  11. We went thru all kinds of turmoil to end segregation in the 60’s. Now we have another problem—a group that WANTS segregation. Of course, this is one small example of how they infiltrate and change our practices . When expanded to many other small incidents, this segregation becomes a small part of the Muslim objective of world domination

  12. I am highly offended by seeing shrouded SLAVE WOMEN in their slave cloths, slave swimming suits. They are slaves because if they are not shrouded by their cloth coffins/shackles they are killed.
    This slavery of females/sharia is especially a threat to free women everywhere. They should take their 7th century barbaric slavery and STUFF IT.

  13. I’m sure Saudi Arabia which funds all their damn mosques could afford to build a freeking pool. And with that genital mutilation which makes a labial pocket which stinks to high heaven, who’d want to swim after a bunch of muslimas anyway? Sorry but it’s TRUE.

  14. By definition of their religion its ok for men to molest boys they are pedifiles and the men are allowed be in our pools with our women and children They should all have to registeras soon as they come into the country as pedifiles.

  15. [...] Maryland pools try sharia and segregate swimming for women-only …Nov 16, 2011 … New York City’s recreation and parks department offers a women-only swim time at the Metropolitan Recreation Center. Pools around Toronto … [...]

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  17. Great idea. Now let’s have white only swim times. Wake up Marylanders. America got rid of segregation and now we are going back to it.

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