All men and infidels (except female lifeguards) are banned. Presumably enforced by the St. Paul sharia cops…who also double as Muslim taxi cabs. via St. Paul YMCA and police start Somali girls swim group | Star Tribune.
Rayan Dhamuke, 12, doesn’t get to swim a lot, unlike her brothers. During the past summer, she had to visit the pool at 5 a.m. so that she would have the privacy she needed to enjoy the water while still adhering to her family’s cultural and religious beliefs.
Apparently reporter Nicole Norfleet cannot bring herself to pen the word sharia. But that’s exactly what this is.
To better accommodate girls like Dhamuke, the downtown St. Paul YMCA, in partnership with the St. Paul Police Department, has started a swim group for Somali-American girls. The group, which began in October, is serving as an outlet for girls ages 5 to 17 to learn the basics of swimming.
Their being Somali is somewhat insignificant. If they were atheists, Christians, Jews or Hindu’s from Somalia – they’d swim with the rest of us.
Special considerations have to be made to address modesty concerns so that the Muslim girls can swim and not reveal too much of themselves.
To abide by…sharia law.
During the hourlong swim practice, all other swimmers are cleared out of the pool. The men’s locker room is locked. Female life guards are brought in. The pool, which is on the building’s third floor, has no windows so they don’t have to worry about prying eyes from outside.
St. Paul Police Chief Tom Smith had discussions with Britts to let the Y know that, through the department’s connections with the Somali-American community, they had learned that such a group was needed.
“I think this is just a great opportunity for them to learn basic skills that we take for granted,” said Sgt. Jennifer O’Donnell, who has worked with the Somali community regularly during her time with the department.
What about the basic skill of integration? Barring any safety issues of swimming fully clothed, Muslims can walk into any YMCA during any swim time and swim. That they choose not to – because they don’t want to swim with infidels or men in accordance with Islamic sharia law – doesn’t mean that Americans take learning to swim for granted. O’Donnell is an embarrassment.
“We have to have privacy,” said Ubah Ali, Dhamuke’s mother.
No – you want privacy. It really begs the question, if they want to live under sharia, why did they come to the U.S.?
For years, Ali said she has been trying to find a place where her daughter could swim, but nothing seemed to work. Not knowing how to swim is a safety risk, especially in the state of 10,000 lakes, Ali said.
Because a Muslim girl could slip and fall into a lake at any time in Minnesota. Absurdity.
Hani Hussein, who volunteers at the Al-Ihsan Islamic Center in St. Paul, said she looked into reserving public pools for girls, but it was too expensive.
“I really wanted the girls to come swim to learn not only how to swim but to build their confidence,” Hussein said.
Funding for the group comes from two metrowide water safety grants from Hawkins Inc. and Abbey’s Hope Charitable Foundation. The police department helps provide transportation for the girls to the YMCA.
Taxpayers now pay St. Paul cops to taxi Muslims to sharia-compliant swim classes. It’s creeping along in many cities:
- Segregated swimming for Muslim women creeps in Nashville & Virginia
- Maryland pools try sharia and segregate swimming for women-only
- Harvard Gyms go Sharia
- George Washington Univ adds female-only swim hours for Muslims
- Kansas City YMCA segregates pool for Muslim women, so does MIT
- Oregon Muslim requests women-only swim times, female lifeguards
- North Carolina aquatic center says yes to sharia law – makes public pool private for Muslim women
- San Diego YMCA enforces sharia: women-only swim hours & gender segregated gyms for Muslims
- Toronto: Sharia swim times prevent dad from watching own daughter’s swim class
- Ontario: YMCA starts sharia compliant swim hours
Update from St. Paulistan: Minnesota: Catholic university installs mini-mosques and Islamic foot baths for Muslims