Islamophobes Angry Over Female-Only Muslim Swim Time

November 11, 2010

(ChattahBox US News)—-George Washington University is setting aside one hour per week at its school pool for female Muslim students, whom are forbidden for religious reasons from swimming with men, unless they are covered from head to toe. School officials established “Sister Swim” at the request of the Muslim Students Association. Sounds like a reasonable accommodation for female Muslim students, right? Well, the Islamophobes who can find scary instances of Sharia law hiding under their beds, are up in arms over the female-only swim. And other critics are questioning its legality. But the fact that I am even writing about pool hours at a private University, is evidence of the mass hysteria over Sharia law and growing anti-Islam bigotry.

Talking Points Memo writes:

“At George Washington University, the Muslims Students Association this year successfully lobbied to create a weekly women-only swim hour at the pool. Once a week, a dark tarp is hung over the glass door, a female lifeguard watches the pool and only female swimmers are allowed in.”

“The program, called “Sisters Splash,” went unnoticed by the larger GWU community — until the school paper wrote about it.”

“By all accounts, the GWU community has been, for the most part, supportive of the swim hour.”

“But there has been some blowback since and the Washington Post picked it up, including questions over the program’s legality and vicious Internet comments that veer into the Islamophobic.”

The hate site Creeping Sharia stepped in to offer some anti-Muslim hysteria, warning of a “Sharia compliant” college pool.

“Sharia compliant, complete with a female lifeguard. The Muslim Students Association is shaking down universities while their fellow Muslim Brotherhood-linked legal jihadists, CAIR, are shaking down private pools. You can take a Muslim out of sharia, but apparently you can’t take the sharia out of some.”

Granted, there are lots of crazy deranged people who spew hate everyday, but Islamophobia is now becoming commonplace, which leads towards, bigotry and violence.

And this absurd fear of Sharia law overtaking our justice system is what happens when people are fueled by fear and hate, instead of acceptance of others  who are different and rational thought.

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