Mudcat Café message #2022324 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #98444   Message #2022324
Posted By: Dickey
11-Apr-07 - 12:55 PM
Thread Name: BS: Give em shit, Canada
Subject: RE: BS: Give em shit, Canada
Michigan County Pool Allows Muslim Girls to Cover Up While Swimming
Himadree Himadree, Delhi, INDIA

Perhaps this is for the first time ever in Michigan that a girl from Muslim community has led to a change in the general laws of the recreation centre.

14-year-old Jumanah Saeedeh is just like any another teenager. She likes doing everything like her peers but the only difference is that she is a Muslim girl and likes to wear the hijab.

A student of seventh grade, one day Jumanah went for a field trip along with her classmates to a public swimming pool. Since she believed in the rituals and practices of Islam religion, she wore fully covered dress and she dived into the pool donning her hijab.

Nevertheless, Jumanah's action was rebuked by the park supervisor, saying that is was against the policies: she can't swim in her 'street clothes'.

At that point, the young girl couldn't retaliate but soon she approached the influential Muslim leaders, and a civil rights attorney.

Ultimately, this girl won her game as for the first time ever a public pool changed it laws so that it can accommodate more girls like Jumanah who want to adhere to their religious sentiments even while going for a dive..."

http://www.themuslimwoman.org/page/7/