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    Under the rules, swimmers – including non-Muslims – are barred from entering the pool in normal swimming attire.

    Instead they are told that they must comply with the "modest" code of dress required by Islamic custom, with women covered from the neck to the ankles and men, who swim separately, covered from the navel to the knees.

    But across the UK municipal pools are holding swimming sessions specifically aimed at Muslims, in some case imposing strict dress codes.

    Croydon council in south London runs separate one-and-a half-hour swimming sessions for Muslim men and women every Saturday and Sunday at Thornton Heath Leisure Centre.

    Swimmers were told last week on the centre's website that "during special Muslim sessions male costumes must cover the body from the navel to the knee and females must be covered from the neck to the ankles and wrists".


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    My sister in law has one of them, to me they simply look like a swimsuit with a hood, I really can't see what the big deal is with all the media attention they are getting.
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    Yeah agree with Chef - don't understand the attention... they were wearing them in Dubai when I was there 10 years ago..... still wearing them now - big deal!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cailin maith View Post
    Yeah agree with Chef - don't understand the attention... they were wearing them in Dubai when I was there 10 years ago..... still wearing them now - big deal!
    The big deal is the UK councils are imposing the Muslim dress restriction on all swimmers, Muslim or not in public swimming pools. In other words, everyone has to integrate with Muslim dress codes in the UK, not the other way round in a public place.

    If you don't wear Muslim attire you are not allowed to swim.
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    A press officer at Croydon council, which introduced Muslim-only swimming in 2006, claimed that the wording on the website was a mistake and the dress code should be regarded as a suggestion rather than a requirement.

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    So where are the special sessions for Christians, Sikhs, Hindus or atheists? Or are Muslims paying extra for this exclusive use of publicly funded facilities?

    Special treatments for groups whose life style is purely a personal decision, whether Muslims, travellers or MPs causes resentment and is bad policy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    The big deal is the UK councils are imposing the Muslim dress restriction on all swimmers, Muslim or not in public swimming pools. In other words, everyone has to integrate with Muslim dress codes in the UK, not the other way round in a public place.

    If you don't wear Muslim attire you are not allowed to swim.
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    PS I want special sessions for pervy old atheists where everyone wears suits with cut outs at the back and big arrows pointing to their bottoms. Will I get it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cailin maith View Post
    I see.
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