Wednesday, August 31, 2011


I think not. You can't wear flip flops on a lot of the rides at Islands of Adventure but I didn't see anyone rioting over the fact. Can't these folks see it's for the safety of all the riders?

Muslims, police scuffle at Rye Playland over amusement park’s head scarf ban; 15 arrests made

Rye Playland was shut down Tuesday after cops scuffled with Muslims upset that women wearing head scarves were barred from the rides, witnesses said.

Fifteen people, including three women, were charged with disorderly conduct and assault in the chaos, authorities said.

The Westchester County park was packed with Muslims celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr - the holiday marking the end of the Islamic holy month ofRamadan.

One woman, Entisai Ali, began arguing with cops over the amusement park's head scarf, or hijab, rule, saidDena Meawad, 18, of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

The ban, which is not Muslim specific, was imposed about 3 years ago mostly to prevent hats from falling onto the tracks of roller coasters and other rides, park officials said.

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  1. Have to admit hillary, babs, janut, maxine, those 3 women on the Supreme Court, and countless other lib women would look better in the hajib or burqa. It could be considered the beautification of America. Anyway we could also require duct tape over their mouth?

  2. Should keep their heads covered for safety reasons. Uncovering their heads could cause the rides to jump their tracks.

  3. Great Thought Swan. I can think of a couple others that could use some super glue.


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