Kortvarig muslimsk lycka i badet

För två dagar sedan, den 15 augusti skrev Telegraph.co.uk:

”Under the rules, swimmers – including non-Muslims – are barred from entering the pool in normal swimming attire.

Instead they are told that they must comply with the ”modest” code of dress required by Islamic custom, with women covered from the neck to the ankles and men, who swim separately, covered from the navel to the knees.”

Swimmers are told to wear burkinis, Telegraph.co.uk

Den 17 augusti gäller detta inte längre för icke-muslimska badgäster:

”A London district council has rescinded rules that banned conventional swimsuits at a public pool to avoid offending Muslims.

All women, regardless of religion, had to wear the so-called burkini (or burquini) — an outfit consisting of head scarf, tunic and trousers — while men had to be covered from the navel to the knees.

The rules were put in place for weekend swimming sessions geared to Muslims in which men and women swam separately. Swimmers had to meet the ”modest” dress code required by Islamic custom. T-shirts, however, are forbidden in public pools.”

London drops ‘burkini’ swimwear for non-Muslims, USA Today

”Croydon council has removed the guidelines from its website after being criticised for barring non-Muslims if they refused to comply with the dress code.

They were put in place for weekend swimming sessions for Muslims at Thornton Heath Leisure Centre despite a general ban on wearing T-shirts in the pool.

The council’s online statement read: ”During special Muslim sessions, male costumes must cover the body from the navel to the knee and females must be covered from the neck to the ankles and wrists.”

Croydon Mosque and Islamic Centre praised the rules but said it would never have asked for them.”

Swimming pool’s dress code for non-Muslims is scrapped, London Evening Standard

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