Despite Previous Strangulations, CAIR Says Burqa Ban at Rye Playland Is Another Case of Islamophobia

(Daily Mail)

Last weekend Muslims furious over a head-scarf ban at Rye Playland got into a brawl with police. They were upset that burqa-clad women were banned from the rides. 15 people were arrested.

It didn’t take long for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to call the move by the park another case of Islamophobia.
The New York Post reported, via ROP:

The finger-pointing is well under way over Tuesday’s melee at Rye Playland involving Muslim holiday parkgoers incensed that they were asked to remove religious headgear on some rides.

Police were called out in force, and 15 people were arrested on charges including disorderly conduct, assault and obstruction of governmental administration.

Despite accusations that Muslims were being targeted because of their religion, it seems clear that the county-owned park’s strict policy — instituted three years ago — is broadly worded to cover all headgear on faster rides, like the Crazy Mouse roller coaster and the Dragon Coaster.

…Groups like the Council on American-Islamic Relations are now decrying what they term “this heightened state of Islamophobia.” But what seems to have occurred is a massive case of miscommunication.

Once again, CAIR is completely out of line. Muslim women are being banned from rides for their own protection. Just last year a young Muslim woman was strangled by her burqa in a go-kart accident.
The Daily Mail reported:

A young Muslim woman had died after her burkha became snagged in a go-kart.
The 24-year-old woman, who has not yet been named, died a terrifying death today when a fluttering part of her burkha became caught in the wheels of a go-kart she was driving near the town of Port Stephens, north of Sydney.

The Muslim clothing the woman was wearing flew back as she sped around the track and part of it became entangled in the go-kart’s wheels.

She was strangled in a second and crashed the vehicle.

Maybe the real issue is that CAIR doesn’t care so much for Muslim women or their safety.

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  • rbosque


    Problem solved.

  • GrayRider

    Die Darth Vader Die!!! May the Force be with you, Patriots!!!

  • megapotamus

    It’s Lawfare. Does anyone think these pukes care if their women die by burkha constriction? They don’t seem to concerned about stoning, acid attacks, genital mutilations, murder by auto, murder by coffee table or, my personal favorite, beheading.

  • Patty

    Here’s a novel idea…Obey the rules, Please. We must so others must. Period!!

  • Patty

    And We women be thankful you don’t have to where Burqas in this heat. And if lawsuit is filed so be it.

    Unless they come before a really liberal judge, NO CASE!

  • AcadieAnne

    #5 Patty-

    Amen! I could not imagine being forced to live like these poor women. Would not have been able drive my OWN truck and ride my OWN horse, all bare headed, on a beautiful Saturday. Thank God I’m an American!

  • vityas

    Let them sign an air-tight legal waiver that if their burqa gets stuck in the spokes of the roller coaster and they’re strangled, they/the family/anyone associated with them in any way/CAIR can’t sue. That’ll stop CAIR in its tracks since it’s all about suing.

    Is having fun halal anyway?

  • AaronZ

    I say let them go on the rides. First make them sign agreements that they won’t sue when they’re strangled and decapitated, and then don’t worry about them. Natural selection is a beautiful thing.

  • Mac in NM

    #3 Ditto, These people don’t give a damn about their women or they would regard them as equaling more than 1/2 of a man.

  • Valerie

    When they file the lawsuit, they will have to name a real party-in-interest. CAIR’s standing might be challenged on the basis that they do not represent American muslims.

    CAIR is very likely a foreign agent, and it should be forced to identify itself.

  • mg4us

    There is a saying. . . when in Rome, do as the Romans do. .

    These islamo-fanatics need to learn to conform to OUR rules or they are free to leave the country. . . and go to a place where the way they want to live is the norm. . . like Afghanistan or Egypt.

    While in the US THEY need to assimilate. . . and be part of a “melting Pot”. . . not demanding special treatment.

  • Ginger

    Come on female muslims tell those male muslims you live in America and they can go to Hell! Take that garb off and burn it! Free yourself!

  • Tjexcite

    What needs to happen is the gay community take the hijab, hijab and burka and gayify it with rainbows, tassels, fringes and odd placed holes ect and make it one of their symbols.

    Hilarity ensues.

  • bg


    just a sample:

    I – S – L – A – M – O – P – H – O – B – I – A

    having listened to (not to mention endlessly posting about), and
    researched way too numerous to count accounts of Islamism via
    Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, Pamela Geller, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Brigitte Gabriel,
    Steve Emerson, Nonie Darwish, Steve Emerson & Robert Spencer,
    not to mention numerous others, ask me if care what CAIR has to
    say.. besides, no one pays attention but bloggers anyways, those
    in position to expose the enemy evidently prefer not having their
    throats slit
    , ergo, are quite content with them slitting ours, as if
    feeding the crocodile willl save them.. gah!!

    click on & follow links here & here (also
    scroll for more in threads).. or not.. /s/


  • Mary G.

    F**k CAIR and F**K Islam

  • MrGoodWench

    AaronZ commented:
    I say let them go on the rides. First make them sign agreements that they won’t sue when they’re strangled and decapitated, and then don’t worry about them.
    The problem is that hijabed+burkad muslims put the lives of law abiding non-mulims in danger , when they share the same ride.

  • Callipygian1

    Isadora Duncan.

  • Patty

    The one in the background of above pic, looks like a man. That is another problem when dressed like this.

    I don’t care but I do!

    What frightens me is one could be carrying a bomb. That doesn’t mean a woman couldn’t be a terrorist, too. This garb may be OK in our nation but seriously, France has the right Idea on this one. Women cannot wear burquas.

    America is the land of the free but being free doesn’t mean because you are of a certain religion, you have the right to break our laws.


    Dear God, common sense but this is not really what they seem to have.

  • DMartyr

    If a muslimah strangles on a ride its allah’s will! Damn be the INFIDEL who tries to stop allah’s will!!!

  • wtd

    Those of you who think signing a waiver to permit veiled passengers on amusement rides are missing the point. The safety of every patron on amusement rides are unnecessarily put at risk when veiled passengers are permitted to board. Are you willing to have your child(ren) board an amusement ride which is permitting these veiled passengers on? Recently in the UK, a sixty year old grandmother and her grand-daughter were catapulted from a log flume in an accident, the grandmother’s leg being ripped off. The veil can get caught in gears and wheels and mechanicals which can cause similar completely avoidable catastrophies.

    Then consider, a muslima’s legal waiver will extend no extra protections to the other passengers.

    Just because these pious beligerants sign a waiver doesn’t mean it will hold water in court either. In this case, they are demanding safety rules in an amusement park are trumped by sharia constraints. What makes you think a non-sharia court will be any more recognized by them?

    These pious beligerant’s will simply deny the woman had the authority under allah to give the infidel any legal protections under a court system (rules). Where does it stop?

    No sharia. Lan Astaslem.