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Non-Racists In Hysterics Over Daralston’s Blacked Out Muslim Swimming Pool?

by | 14th, July 2010

AT the Darlaston Leisure Centre, in the Black Country, Walsall Council has, at the request of some people who are Muslim, placed a  dark film over the big glass windows. Before the letter in the Mail –  penned by Mel Gibson under a nom-de-plume? – a selection of news:

The Mail yells: “Swimmers plunged into dark after council covers swimming pool windows ‘to protect Muslim women’s modesty.”

And only Muslim women’s modesty. The rest of you will be perved at, especially you Buddists.

The Sun screams: “Pool blacked out for Muslim swim.”

…the local council has covered all 250 windows at the centre in Darlaston…the move has plunged the pool into permanent darkness

It’s so dark it’s like wearing a wet burka.

Or as Walsall Council says, without the pun:

The council has come under fire for applying a translucent film to 58 window panels... Anyone who will now use the pool will see that it’s not in darkness at all. It’s like cling film, which allows in natural light; so this suggestion that its windows are blacked out are misleading and inaccurate.

The council adds:

“Not everyone is confident in their Speedos.”

A reader writes to the Daily Mail:

What is this country coming to when the windows of a public swimming pool in Walsall are blacked out to protect the modesty of Muslim women?

We seem to be letting Muslims take over this country. We appear to be afraid to upset them.

If they don’t like the way we lead our lives, let them go and live in a country that panders to their religion.

We are a Christian country, our laws and way of life are built on our religion.

Greek Orthodox Christians for G-strings!

I’m not racist, but I’m getting fed up with opening the newspaper every day to read that we’re bowing and scraping to the Muslim community.

Would they get so much freedom of speech in Afghanistan? I doubt it.

Edd Butler, Shoeburyness, Essex

That you Mel?

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