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Old Jul 12th 2010, 12:35 pm
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/s...e/10596808.stm

Swimming lessons in some Staffordshire schools should stop during Ramadan to ensure Muslim pupils "do not swallow water", a council has suggested.

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Old Jul 12th 2010, 12:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Bahtatboy View Post
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/s...e/10596808.stm

Swimming lessons in some Staffordshire schools should stop during Ramadan to ensure Muslim pupils "do not swallow water", a council has suggested.

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yeah cos you always drink the water in the baths eh??
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Old Jul 12th 2010, 12:39 pm
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don't let them outside then in case it rains and some water goes in their mouths.
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Old Jul 12th 2010, 1:00 pm
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don't let them outside then in case it rains and some water goes in their mouths.
And dont let them wash..................hang on....
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Old Jul 12th 2010, 1:11 pm
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Just had a thought, a rare event as it may be: Will the next Olympics be held during Ramadam?
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how ridiculous...least they haven't suggested all the other kids fast to support their muslim chums...

i hadn't realised there is a new rule in the uk whereby you need one adult per child if you want to take them swimming...wtf, that is mad...

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Old Jul 12th 2010, 1:56 pm
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Wow... and here I thought Japan and California were way too polite and PC...

Are the teachers also advised to report children that try to break their fast or lust after a classmate during Ramadan?

I mean, it's not done well if it's not done right, right?

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Old Jul 12th 2010, 2:49 pm
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Default Re: Don't swim during Ramadam

Originally Posted by Madam Medusa View Post
how ridiculous...least they haven't suggested all the other kids fast to support their muslim chums...

i hadn't realised there is a new rule in the uk whereby you need one adult per child if you want to take them swimming...wtf, that is mad...

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neither did i, it used to be one to three for the under 11's in my day. Oh i used to hate swimming days.
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Old Jul 12th 2010, 8:50 pm
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Couldn't they just use a snorkel? Or does that go against the nil by mouth edict?

Or, surely the most sensible solution, exempt all Muslim students from swimming lessons during Ramadan.

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How about swimming lessons be optional for Muslim kids or better yet have them all take Ramadan off from school.

Barring that, this isn't a problem that some duck tape won't fix!

I am really peed off with religious groups always pressuring for and demanding special benefits/rules.

I thought Muslims were allowed to drink water during fasting time, even those not pregnant or young.
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Old Jul 13th 2010, 5:32 am
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Why are children even fasting? Bloody daft.
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Old Jul 13th 2010, 5:38 am
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Default Re: Don't swim during Ramadam

The reason for applying this rule seems more ridiculous. What I know is that if you don't drink water for removing your thirst, there is no issue no mater how much water goes into your mouth because of any reason. But anyways,
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Default Re: Don't swim during Ramadam

Originally Posted by Madam Medusa View Post
how ridiculous...least they haven't suggested all the other kids fast to support their muslim chums...

i hadn't realised there is a new rule in the uk whereby you need one adult per child if you want to take them swimming...wtf, that is mad...

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Not yet I bet. We have already been told not to wish muslims Merry Christmas in the UK, and to avoid eating in front of them during ramadan. UK taxpayers money goes directly into the pockets of 'faith schools' which are all too often teaching values to the children of muslim parents which are in direct opposition to the British mainstream.

How much longer will this silly multicultural experiment last before someone wakes up and realises that a unified nation is much stronger and more stable than a divided one?
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How about swimming lessons be optional for Muslim kids or better yet have them all take Ramadan off from school.

Barring that, this isn't a problem that some duck tape won't fix!

I am really peed off with religious groups always pressuring for and demanding special benefits/rules.

I thought Muslims were allowed to drink water during fasting time, even those not pregnant or young.
no they are not allowed to drink at all
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Jeez, Bahtatboy, this is straight out of the Daily Mail stable. All that's probably happened is that some well-meaning but naive council employee has made a SUGGESTION (the word is even used in the piece) and the next thing we've got the usual people jumping up and down saying Christmas is banned, FFS.
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