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Old Sep 16th 2010, 6:13 am
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People in a public swimming pool in Melbounre have been banned from exposing their shoulders or thighs becasue it would offend muslims.

http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/local/7...im-pool-event/
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People in a public swimming pool in Melbounre have been banned from exposing their shoulders or thighs becasue it would offend muslims.

http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/local/7...im-pool-event/
no way really? thats so not right
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Do you work for the Government by any chance? You put so much spin into the thread title you must do

The Dandenong City Council and the YMCA applied for the ban to be implemented during swimming lessons for Muslim women scheduled for next August....

It will apply to both Muslims and non-Muslims attending the event.
The vice-president of the Victorian Islamic Council, Sherene Hassan, says she does not support the restrictions.

"I basically believe that individuals have the right to wear whatever they'd like to wear," she said.

Helen Szoke says the restrictions apply to a two-hour, after hours swimming session, targeted at multi-faith groups
Hardly saying that people in Melbourne are offending Muslims is it!?
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Originally Posted by mohogony View Post
People in a public swimming pool in Melbounre have been banned from exposing their shoulders or thighs becasue it would offend muslims.

http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/local/7...im-pool-event/
When I heard this mentioned on Sunrise this morning, I knew you'd be posting about it.

However, your headline isn't quite accurate, is it?

From the article (my emphasis)

banned people exposing their shoulders and thighs at an event at a public swimming pool in Dandenong, in Melbourne's south-east.
The vice-president of the Victorian Islamic Council, Sherene Hassan, says she does not support the restrictions.
"I basically believe that individuals have the right to wear whatever they'd like to wear," she said
Victoria's Equal Opportunities Commissioner says the ban must be put into perspective.
Helen Szoke says the restrictions apply to a two-hour, after hours swimming session, targeted at multi-faith groups.
"People are not obliged to attend, minimum standards of dress are very common and where minimum standards of dress are identified on occasions it's often to allow people to participate," she said.
Its on a par with Councils and organisations in the UK "banning" Christmas decorations because of some imaginary and non-existant objection from non-Christian faiths
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So Muslim wimmen go swimming in the full rig oot then?
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lol Wendy, we even had nearly the same emphasis too
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When I heard this mentioned on Sunrise this morning, I knew you'd be posting about it.

However, your headline isn't quite accurate, is it?

From the article (my emphasis)







Its on a par with Councils and organisations in the UK "banning" Christmas decorations because of some imaginary and non-existant objection from non-Christian faiths
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So Muslim wimmen go swimming in the full rig oot then?
Yes and its unhygienic to wear all those clothes in the water.
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Originally Posted by mohogony View Post
People in a public swimming pool in Melbounre have been banned from exposing their shoulders or thighs becasue it would offend muslims.

http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/local/7...im-pool-event/
Hilarious - the article doesn't quite live up to the hype - are you a tabloid journalist by any chance?!!
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Yes and its unhygienic to wear all those clothes in the water.
It's also unhygenic to piss in the pool but I bet people do! Not me of course though .
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So Muslim wimmen go swimming in the full rig oot then?
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Yes and its unhygienic to wear all those clothes in the water.
. . . and it's unhygienic wondering around Coles with no shoes on . . . have you seen that 'fungal nail infection' ad? . . . <shudder> . . .
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Yes and its unhygienic to wear all those clothes in the water.
plus some what dangerous too as they must get bloody heavy when wet
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