A Muslim woman learned the hard way what happens when you ignore safety warnings at a theme park.
According to reports, the Muslim teen was visiting a theme park in California. As she tried to get on a go-kart ride, a staff member told her to take her burka off as it wasn’t safe to ride with it on.
“If a scarf were to come partially off and get caught in the motor or wheels it could do deadly harm to the rider. This policy did not allow passengers to use the go-karts while wearing anything loose like a head scarf,” Conservative Daily Post reported of the park’s apparently problematic rules for the Muslim 13-year-old. The business’ policy put it bluntly, which apparently added to the perceived offense.
“If fashion, religious expression, or your hairstyle is more important to you than safety, that’s fine. You can do what you want with your life. You just can’t do it at our park,” the policy read. “When I read the policy, I was shocked — in disbelief — about the material I was reading,” the girl’s father, Nasir Abdo, said in his complaint, according to SF Gate.
The Muslim refused to listen to the park employee and instead decided to cry discrimination.
The girl’s father, Nasir Abdo, filed a complaint against the par, on the grounds that they discriminated against his daughter.
“A complaint against Palace Entertainment, an amusement park company and owner of the Boomers park in Livermore, was filed in August 2014 with the state Department of Fair Employment and Housing by the Council on American-Islamic Relations.”
“The grievance was submitted on behalf of seven Muslim girls and women, and a Sikh man after they were denied access to the go-karts because they refused to remove their religious hijab or turbans.”
How can people be so stupid that they feel they are above basic safety? Shame on that girl and her father for turning this into a racial discrimination case when it had nothing to do with that.
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