Here again we see the bullying and unreasonable demands of Islamic supremacism in the public square. In this case, public safety be damned, the sharia is all that matters. A New York Playland Park became the victim of a Muslim riot when park officials adhered to their safety rules in order to keep park attendees free from harm. The park implemented a headgear ban over 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."
Muslim visitors got angry that the park was enforcing their safety rules, and "a large disturbance broke out."
The action was staged by Muslim Brotherhood group, Muslim American Society. They organized the outing and were well aware of the safety rules. The rules were not new. I believe that this was a deliberate action and MAS knew exactly what they were doing in challenging the Park to break their safety rules and put the lives of attendees in jeopardy in an act of supremacism, demanding adherence to the sharia. Despite Parks officials “painstakingly” telling the MAS organizer about the headgear ban, Muslim visitors got angry and caused a large disturbance, resulting in the arrest of at least 10 people.
This is part of a systematic campaign to impose the sharia on the secular marketplace. Muslim workers suing Disney over their sixty-year-old dress code or Muslim cashiers suing Wal-Mart and Target over their refusal to handle meat that is not halal is all part of a much larger supremacist effort. It has succeeded in Europe, which is all but doomed. They mean to replicate it here. This is well documented in my book (in stores next week), Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance.
Dispute over Muslim headwear sends scores of police to Playland; 10 arrested LoHud.com (hat tip Van)UPDATED, 6:20 PM: 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. At least 10 park visitors were arrested, mostly for disorderly conduct, and two park rangers were injured, authorities said.
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 parks spokesman 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.
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.
Here's more. Once again, they demand special rules for a special class. I commend the police department for insuring the safety of the all the park attendees and not caving to the supremacists. From The Daily Mail:
A theme park was forced to shut its gates to visitors when a mass brawl broke out after Muslim women were banned from rides unless they removed their headscarves.
Two park rangers were injured and 15 people, including three women, were arrested in the scuffle at Rye Playland in New York yesterday. They have since been charged with disorderly conduct and assault.
Muslim visitors involved in the fight accused police of brutality and claimed they were treated 'like animals'. One said: 'It's clear, this all happened because we're Muslim.'
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Rye Playland: A ban on wearing head coverings on rides at a theme park sparked a mass brawl that saw two park rangers hospitalised and 15 people arrested
'[The guards] were beating down the girls, then they started beating down the guys as they came to their aid,' Lola Ali, 16, of Queens, told the Journal News.
The incident started at around 2pm when the theme park was crowded with around 6,000 visitors. Roughly 3,000 were in a Muslim tour group celebrating a holiday at the end of Ramadan.
Trouble reportedly flared when women wearing Muslim hijab scarves tried to get on rides banning any head coverings.
The women were refused entry and offered refunds - but then male and female visitors started to argue among themselves, Westchester County officials said.
That apparently led to park guards stepping in, sparking the huge brawl. The park entrance was closed for two hours as the fighting escalated.
Ola Salem, 17, of Brooklyn, New York, was wearing a headscarf and said she was denied entry onto a ride with her eight-year-old sister.
'They said no because my of my "headgear",' she told the New York Times. 'I said: "It’s not my headgear, it’s my religion".'
Unhappy: The brawl reportedly started when women wearing Muslim hijab scarves tried to get on rides banning any head coverings for safety reasons
Dena Meawad, 18, told the New York Daily News her friend Entisai Ali, was pushed to the ground and arrested when she began arguing with cops over the head scarf policy.
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 told the New York Daily News.
'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.'
Ayman Alrabah, 24, of Brooklyn said her husband, brother and father were all tackled by cops and put into handcuffs when they tried to intervene.
She told the New York Daily News she was unaware of the head-scarf rule until after 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.'
Brawl: The Rye Playland Boardwalk in which a massive fight broke out after Muslim women were told to take off their headscarves
She told the New York Daily News her four-year-old son was left 'traumatised' 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.'
Amr Khater, of Brooklyn, told The Journal News: 'Everybody got mad, everybody got upset. It’s our holiday. Why would you do this to us?'
Park officials insisted the ban was for safety reasons and said they respect their customers' religious beliefs.
John Hodges, chief inspector of Westchester County Public Safety, insisted that police did not use excessive force.
Two intervening park rangers were injured and hospitalised. A huge police response then saw 60 patrol cars and 100 police arrive from nine departments.
The Muslim American Society of New York had been 'painstakingly' advised of the rule many times before its tour took place, parks official Peter Tartaglia said.
Official line: Police said the women were offered refunds - but then visitors started to argue among themselves and that's when the fight started
He defended the policy against head coverings on rides for safety reasons and faulted the group for not ensuring visitors understood the policy.
Mr Tartaglia said the policy is for safety, as scarves can become entangled in mechanical parts, choke riders or fly off and land in a ride's tracks.
'We respect the religious purpose of wearing it, but we have several rides that you cannot go on with any sort of headgear,' he said.
'The misunderstanding was very unfortunate,' Mr Tartaglia told Fox News.
The park entrance was closed for two hours as police responded to the scene, where more than 6,000 people were inside at the time - half of whom were with the Muslim group.
Mr Tartaglia said all the people arrested were later released.
'In this heightened state of Islamaphobia, a woman wearing a hajib is an easy target these days,' Zead Ramadan, president of the Council on American-Islamic Relations - New York, told the New York Daily News. 'Unfortunately, this turned ugly due to a lot of miscommunication.'
He added, according to The Journal News: 'The people feel like victims, and the police feel like they were just doing their jobs. Personally I think things got a little out of control on both sides.'
The celebration at the theme park, located just north of New York City, was for Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Islam's holy month of fasting, Ramadan.