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    Muslims & police scuffle over park’s head scarf ban 15 arrested

    Muslims, police scuffle at Rye Playland over amusement park

    Rye Playland was shut down Tuesday after cops scuffled with Muslims upset that women wearing head scarves were barred from the rides, witnesses said.
    Fifteen people, including three women, were charged with disorderly conduct and assault in the chaos, authorities said.
    The Westchester County park was packed with Muslims celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr - the holiday marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
    One woman, Entisai Ali, began arguing with cops over the amusement park's head scarf, or hijab, rule, said Dena Meawad, 18, of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
    The ban, which is not Muslim specific, was imposed about 3 years ago mostly to prevent hats from falling onto the tracks of roller coasters and other rides, park officials said.
    "The cops started getting loud with her and she started getting loud, too. They pushed her on the ground and arrested her," Meawad said.
    Her cousin, Kareem Meawad, 17, went to try to protect the woman and was beaten by cops and also arrested, she added. Her brother, Issam Meawad, 20, was pushed to the ground and taken into custody when he tried to help his cousin, she said.
    "She just wanted to get on a ride. That was it," Dena Meawad said of the initial confrontation. "It's clear, this all happened because we're Muslim."
    John Hodges, chief inspector of Westchester County Public Safety, insisted that police did not use excessive force.
    He said up to 100 cops from surrounding departments converged on the park.
    Two park rangers were injured in the melee, prompting felony assault charges against two people arrested, officials said.
    The ugly incident happened just after 1 p.m. The event was organized by the Muslim American Society of New York, and attracted 3,000 Muslims from Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Westchester County.
    Ali's sister, Ayman Alrabah, 24, of Brooklyn said her husband, brother and father were all tackled by cops and put into handcuffs when they tried to help her sister.
    Alrabah said she was unaware of the head-scarf rule until she and her sister tried to get on the park's Dragon Coasters.
    "We requested a refund and all of a sudden an argument became a riot," Alrabah said. "Cops came. They were hitting my brother, my dad. My husband was on the floor and they were handcuffing him.
    She said her 4-year-old son was "traumatized" by seeing his father arrested.
    "They treated us like animals, like we were nothing," Alrabah said. "They came with their dogs and sticks. We came to have fun."
    'It's clear, this all happened because we're Muslim,' says Dena Meawad. (Norman Y. Lono for NY Daily News)

    The park was closed for about two hours because of the fracas. It reopened at about 6 p.m.
    Peter Tartaglia, deputy commissioner of Westchester County Parks, said the Muslim American Society of New York was warned in advance of the rule barring head scarves on rides for safety reasons.
    "Part of our rules and regulations, which we painstakingly told them over and over again, is that certain rides you cannot wear any sort of headgear," Tartaglia said. "It's a safety issue for us on rides, it could become a projectile."
    Many Muslims were given refunds as they left the park disappointed.
    "In this heightened state of Islamaphobia, a woman wearing a hajib is an easy target these days," said Zead Ramadan, president of the Council on American-Islamic Relations - New York. "Unfortunately, this turned ugly due to a lot of miscommunication."

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    they have no clue about health and safety.
    very selfish attitude.
    and they were fore-warned after all.

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    More muzzies bent on causing trouble wherever they go as usual, then they whine about being discriminated against, it's a fucking joke but it's a joke that's wearing thin!

    Great pity so many have been allowed to enter Western Societies, then rebel while sponging and scrounging benefits they don't attempt to integrate while breeding like rats and it's all supported at the host countries taxpayers expense.

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    Rye Playland has been a great place for race-oriented police altercations for decades.

    Beating up Muslims is a more recent development- when I was a kid it was mostly the beaners and the coons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FailSafe
    Beating up Muslims is a more recent development
    That's progress for you!

    Quote Originally Posted by FailSafe
    when I was a kid it was mostly the beaners and the coons
    Has it really been built that long? how did they power the rides without electricity?

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    "It's clear, this all happened because we're Muslim."
    Nope, it's clear it happened because they're utter fukwits.
    Perhaps all muslims are fukwits?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    Nope, it's clear it happened because they're utter fukwits.
    Good point.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    Perhaps all muslims are fukwits?
    Not all just the VAST majority of them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bold Rodney View Post
    More muzzies bent on causing trouble wherever they go as usual, then they whine about being discriminated against, it's a fucking joke but it's a joke that's wearing thin!

    Great pity so many have been allowed to enter Western Societies, then rebel while sponging and scrounging benefits they don't attempt to integrate while breeding like rats and it's all supported at the host countries taxpayers expense.
    "The best way to break a system is from within" Karl Marx - Horse of Troy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitown
    up to 100 cops from surrounding departments converged on the park.
    Over reacting.

    Quote Originally Posted by chitown
    'It's clear, this all happened because we're Muslim,' says Dena Meawad.
    Over reacting.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    Perhaps all muslims are fukwits?
    Over reacting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FailSafe View Post
    Rye Playland has been a great place for race-oriented police altercations for decades.

    Beating up Muslims is a more recent development- when I was a kid it was mostly the beaners and the coons.
    The claim that these scarfs are banned for safety reasons is such an obvious lie it deserves the contempt it has received. Even if the safety claim has any validity, that should be an adult decision. The police are often punks who pick on minorities and low income people who do not have the ability to fight back legally.

    Too bad we do not have more police officers who are intelligent enough to ignore a minor violation of a clearly discriminatory law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR
    The claim that these scarfs are banned for safety reasons is such an obvious lie it deserves the contempt it has received. Even if the safety claim has any validity, that should be an adult decision. The police are often punks who pick on minorities and low income people who do not have the ability to fight back legally. Too bad we do not have more police officers who are intelligent enough to ignore a minor violation of a clearly discriminatory law.
    Over reacting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FailSafe View Post
    Rye Playland has been a great place for race-oriented police altercations for decades.

    Beating up Muslims is a more recent development- when I was a kid it was mostly the beaners and the coons.
    The claim that these scarfs are banned for safety reasons is such an obvious lie it deserves the contempt it has received. Even if the safety claim has any validity, that should be an adult decision. The police are often punks who pick on minorities and low income people who do not have the ability to fight back legally.

    Too bad we do not have more police officers who are intelligent enough to ignore a minor violation of a clearly discriminatory law.
    You're the perfect example of a muslim fuckwit.
    It's not a law, it's a park regulation, which was expressly pointed out to them in advance because the park obviously expected something like this.
    It's not discriminatory, it applies to all headgear.
    What about the bint in Malaysia a while back who died after her headscarf got caught in the wheels of the go kart she hired?
    If this woman had gotten hurt because of her headscarf she would have sued for billions, the park is right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bold Rodney View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FailSafe
    Beating up Muslims is a more recent development
    That's progress for you!

    Quote Originally Posted by FailSafe
    when I was a kid it was mostly the beaners and the coons
    Has it really been built that long? how did they power the rides without electricity?
    Hmmmm... how old do you think I am?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR
    Too bad we do not have more police officers who are intelligent enough to ignore a minor violation of a clearly discriminatory law.
    Ohh dear....yet another example of a politically correct sensitive thinking liboturd!

    Never mind "NobR" get over it, it isn't discriminatory it's a safety rule and nothing more but as usual Wankers like you cant wait to jump on any PC bandwagon and start beating their gums!

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    I wonder what REALLY happened ? My guess is that as many middle-eastern people are emotionally volatile, when they were told they could not go on the ride without taking off their scarves, they overreacted, crying "anti-Muslim", thereby causing the park staff to call the police who also then overreacted. This is the most likely scenario.......

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    Back in the 'Roaring 20's' driving fast on the open country roads in open cars was popular. Very long silk scarves were a fad, until the word spread about people getting their heads yanked off as the wheels discovered the fun of scarf play. Anyone who has worked around shop equipment knows of the affinity of lathes and other power tools for beards and neckties. So called common sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer
    I wonder what REALLY happened ? My guess is that as many middle-eastern people are emotionally volatile, when they were told they could not go on the ride without taking off their scarves, they overreacted, thereby causing the park staff to call the police who also then overreacted. This is the most likely scenario.......
    I agree with you and you've more than likely hit the nail on the head, what a world we live in...ignorant muzzies and ignorant pigs.

    Wait a minute I've just thought of something...you don't think it was the pigs" who upset them because muzzies are a bit touchy when it comes to pigs.

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    handy reminder for the 9/11 anniver. coming up.
    just how much of a fokin pain these people are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notnow View Post
    Back in the 'Roaring 20's' driving fast on the open country roads in open cars was popular. Very long silk scarves were a fad, until the word spread about people getting their heads yanked off as the wheels discovered the fun of scarf play. Anyone who has worked around shop equipment knows of the affinity of lathes and other power tools for beards and neckties. So called common sense.
    Isadora Duncan was famously killed that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FailSafe View Post
    Rye Playland has been a great place for race-oriented police altercations for decades.

    Beating up Muslims is a more recent development- when I was a kid it was mostly the beaners and the coons.
    The claim that these scarfs are banned for safety reasons is such an obvious lie it deserves the contempt it has received. Even if the safety claim has any validity, that should be an adult decision. The police are often punks who pick on minorities and low income people who do not have the ability to fight back legally.

    Too bad we do not have more police officers who are intelligent enough to ignore a minor violation of a clearly discriminatory law.
    What a load of shite!

    The safety claim is valid and includes 'all' human types regardless of race, religion, sexual persuasion. The offence came when some people decided that they are above the safety regulations and decided to challenge the staff about it rather then looking at the issue rationally.

    I am sure it was a Sikh family they would have complied and if they felt strong enough about the regulation then they would work with the owners to find out a way of it not being a problem next time. Unfortunately some muslims think they have the god given right to be offended at anything and blame it on everybody else.

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    Yep, Bobby boy is sucking a mad cock trying to support the scum on this one.

    This is the sort of shit that Australia will be putting up with now the Boat people have open slather to the place.

    Wish all the Muzzies would just fok right off to there own miserable country and leave the civilized people to enjoy themselves.

    No wonder the vast majority of the civilized world hate the bastards.
    Stroller is a Yerman faggot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR
    The claim that these scarfs are banned for safety reasons is such an obvious lie it deserves the contempt it has received. Even if the safety claim has any validity, that should be an adult decision. The police are often punks who pick on minorities and low income people who do not have the ability to fight back legally. Too bad we do not have more police officers who are intelligent enough to ignore a minor violation of a clearly discriminatory law.
    Think you will find scarves, hats, caps and even smoking is banned on rides in most parks in developed countries, even 20 odd years ago UK parks banned scarves etc on fast rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DroversDog
    Unfortunately some muslims think they have the god given right to be offended at anything and blame it on everybody else.
    Does seem the case here- there is nothing discriminatory about this rule, and given the highly litigious nature of things in the US (like for example, a Jew could sue for millions for 'emotional distress' just because a bloody hijab fell on him from a ride), the Park owners are pretty much compelled to have this rule, or go without insurance.
    probes Aliens

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    No doubt at least one of the Muslims will sue and I hope they win big. You screw with someone's religious beliefs you better be able to justify it no matter how silly those beliefs may be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR View Post
    I hope they win big.
    I hope they don't. I hope if there is a frivolous lawsuit it gets tossed out.

    I wonder if there are any bans on apparel that would be forced on us if we lived in one of the Mussie countries.....

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