Monday, September 05, 2011

Here's my working draft of what I was working on the other day, but the publishers cancelled it, as it "insulted others religious sentimentalities".

Of course, they yanked it.

NY: Muslims Fail to Follow Rules -- Police to Blame

What started as an end of Ramadan outing at Rye, NY's Playland Amusement Park, ended up as a near-riot.

Of the three thousand Muslims attending the "Eid-Al-Fitr Trip to Playland," estimates ranging from 30-40 individulas were involves in a fracas that ended up in fifteen arrests.|topnews|text|Frontpage
As reported by, the vice-president of The Muslim American Society of New York, Sharif Aly, placed the blame on law enforcement agencies located in New York's Westchester County.

Aly was quoted as stating, "We believe police, 99 percent of the time, do the right thing. Unfortunately, if they had shown a little more patience this time, tensions would have died down."

The Islamic group's veep went on to state, "All of the witnesses we've spoken to believe that the police used excessive force; bringing in over sixty patrol cars, with one hundred police arriving from nine departments, and that many who were arrested were merely caught in the melee."

The catalyst for brawl was Playland's long standing safety ban on headscarves on many of the rides. Many of the Muslims in attendance took affront that many of their womenfolk were barred from most of the rides due to their wearing of the Muslim hijab, or traditional women's headscarf.

"(Playland Amusement Park) is trying to make this about the dissemination of policy information," Aly said. "But the situation never would have occurred if it was handled appropriately."

Peter Tartaglia, Westchester County's Deputy Parks Commissioner cited a 2010 incident in Australlia in which a hijab clad Muslim woman was strangled to death by her own headgear when it wrapped around the axle of an amusement park go-kart.

Tartaglia also said that Playland has to date, never experienced any similar incident.


Blogger Michelle Therese said...

"all of the witnesses"

As in, all of the other Muslims standing nearby?

9:00 AM  
Blogger Bill Hoog said...

Rye Beach was always a great trip during my grammar school years! So sad!

9:21 AM  
Blogger scotju said...

I've heard of Muslim suicide bombers, but this is the first time I've heard of Muslim suicide hijab wearers!

9:30 PM  

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