Tuesday, August 30, 2011

15 arrested in Amusement park scuffle over hijabs

Here we go again.  Muslims got together with Playland Park in New York to have their Eid festival at the park.  The park rules state that certain rides require the removal of any kind of headgear as a safety precaution.  Some Muslim women complained that they had to take their hijab off before getting on those rides, and well you can imagine what happened thereafter.

40 people involved in the scuffle with some arrested and two were injured.  Buried deep in the article is the sentence which explains it all "...It’s our holiday. Why would you (the park, in enforcing their safety rules)do this to us?”

Crying victim when one is a Muslim usually brings out the worst in apologists and liberals, we should be seeing them crawl out of the woodwork soon to complain that these Muslims are being discriminated against.

Wait for it...

From August 30 by Rebecca Baker and Jonathan Bandler

Police arrest 15 at Playland in dispute over Muslim headwear

RYE — A large disturbance broke out at Playland Park today when Muslim visitors got angry that the park was enforcing its ban on headgear by prohibiting the women from wearing their traditional head coverings on some rides.

Police from at least nine other agencies converged on the park beginning at 3 p.m. after county police sought assistance in responding to the disturbance, which involved about 30 to 40 people. Twelve men and three women were arrested, mostly for disorderly conduct, and two park rangers were injured, authorities said. Two people were charged with felony assault after, officials said, they attacked park rangers.

The park was crowded with Muslims celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr, one of Islam's two major holidays. Most were from community groups around New York City as part of a day-long event arranged by the Muslim American Society of New York.

Parks officials had “painstakingly” told the organizer about the headgear ban, said Deputy Parks Commissioner Peter Tartaglia, but he said that the rules might not have been communicated by the organizer to some attendees. The ban was implemented about four years ago to keep hats and other head coverings from landing on tracks and derailing rides.

“It’s a safety issue on rides. If it’s a scarf, you could choke,” Tartaglia said.

Accounts of what had happened varied, but everyone agreed the dispute began after park-goers were told the headgear ban applied to women wearing traditional Muslim head coverings, known as hijabs.

Down the rabbit hole with the "religion of the perpetually insulted".

Tartaglia said once word of that got out there were “a lot of unhappy people.”

He said park officials were in the process of arranging refunds when members of the Muslim group got into a scuffle with each other.

The two rangers, seasonal county police employees, were hurt trying to break it up, he said. He said one suffered an injured knee and the other an injured shoulder.

Lola Ali, 16, of Astoria said she had witnessed a group of girls and women wearing hijabs go to park security to confront them about the headgear issue.

She said the women were upset and yelling. She said the security officers started pushing them away and the girls stood their ground, at which point the security officers grabbed them, pushed them to the ground and handcuffed them.

Men within the park saw this and tried to intervene, Ali said, and the situation went downhill from there.

“They were beating down the girls then they started beating down the guys,” she said of the security officers.

Earlier, a park cashier told a Journal News reporter that a woman wearing a hijab either pushed or hit a ride operator who forbade her from going on the ride. She said a police officer tried to restrain the woman and the woman’s husband took offense, at which point a multiple-person fight broke out.

And the reason the husband took offense is because his "property" was touched by an unrelated male.  The insult is that his "woman" was violated by a dirty kuffir when his hands touched her, thus setting up the attack, and in the husbands mind, justification through Islamic doctrine to assault a police officer.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

America almost got lucky here! If some of those fools had only pulled a knife or gun and did physical damage, that might have opened some eyes. The only problem is that the MSM would never report such actions by the muzzies. /rant

Honestly though, this is just the first 'action' among many more to come. Look at France and parts of Scandinavia (lets not forget Italy or Switzerland either). The muzzies become offended and they start to 'pray' in the streets, making themselves a total pain in the a$$. It's all about intimidation and threats, hopefully leading to power and control. America needs to kick a$$ and take names - and we already know their names.