By The Right Scoop


A theme park in New York made Muslims who were celebrating the end of Ramadan very unhappy when they were told they had to remove their head scarves for certain rides. It’s a safety policy and would apply to anyone wearing something on their heads. Makes sense, right? Well, apparently not to a few Muslim men and women.

DAILY MAIL – 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.

Some of the Muslims are blaming police for instigating the brawl and excessive brutality. My initial reaction was one of disbelief and was only confirmed when I read this:

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“.’

She’s not the only one to say something like this. Dena Meawad said “It’s clear, this all happened because we’re Muslim.”

People like this are typically looking for a reason to start trouble. They want to be a victim so bad that when they are told they can’t ride unless they remove their hijabs, they claim offense in the name of their religion and won’t listen to reason.

So I have no doubt that the police acted professionally and short of any actual evidence to the contrary, I’m certainly not taking the word of people like this.

Here’s the video:

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UPDATE: I changed the title to more accurately depict what happened.

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  • Anonymous

    The next time Irag invades Kuwait, or Iran invades Iraq, we should fedex them a bunch of head scarves with a note: “It’s against our religion to help you.”

  • Anonymous

    If I can’t wear a baseball cap or scraf on a ride due to safety precautions, then you can’t wear your hijab on a ride. GET OVER IT!
    This country is way toooooo politically correct. Sheesh.

  • http://twitter.com/mjh4259 Mary

    Common sense should tell them that long scarves (hijabs, if they will) and cogs and gears do not mix. But since their religion seems to override their common sense, they should stay home.

  • Anonymous

    “It’s not my headgear, it’s my religion”
    For our safety and yours:
    PLEASE REMOVE YOUR RELIGION
    Thank You, the management

  • http://twitter.com/mimimayesTN Mimi Mayes

    No wonder the 9/11 hijackers went to strip clubs and ordered porn — whew!! That woman looks like the wolf in Little Red Riding Hood when he put on Grandma’s scarf!

    • Anonymous

      That’s funny, MM.

    • Anonymous

      That’s not the last of their disillusionments either – when they get to heaven to reap their reward of 73 virgins, they’re going to find they’re all clones of Helen Thomas.

  • J. Rauch

    What a disgusting bunch. All this crap with the hateful teachings in their holy books we’re supposed to ignore, the taqiyya we’re supposed to ignore, their hostility to the norms of US culture we’re supposed to ignore — every revolting things about these revolting people we’re supposed to ignore. Calling us racists and bigots and crying victim to bully normal societies into following the vile, idiotic, cruel dictates of their religion and related cultures.

    These Muslims should go live in countries where they can riot all they want, burn down Christians’ and Hindus’ and Sikhs’ houses after Friday prayers (they already got rid of all but a smattering of the Jews, needless to say) and dance around the flames, hang gay people and pass out sweets, force infidels to convert to Islam by raping their toddlers, and stone adulterers to death to their hearts’ content — i.e., the nations that make up the lovely so-called “Muslim world”.

    Go home, you barbarians. Oh–and as a gesture of how far superior Islam is to every other religion or culture on earth, put your money where your mouth is: do not use *any* technological or medical advances created by infidels; live pure, huh? Live without measles, mumps, whooping cough, and polio vaccines; forego computers, MRIs, penicillin, electron microscopes, all the comforts and blessings bestowed upon the world by the evil infidels, ‘kay?

    Excuse me, but I think there’s a pack of Rolaids around here somewhere.

    • Anonymous

      I liked your post so much I read it 3 times. You said it all, J. Thx!

      • J. Rauch

        Thanks. What a compliment! There are so many good posts to read. That said, this subject burns me up like nothing else: I can’t stand being asked to pretend Islam is a faith like any other. It’s not. It is an ugly, cruel, backwards faith that destroys societies. It’s a nightmare, firstly for Muslims, and secondly for the rest of us. People are people, it’s often said, and that’s true… on a DNA level. While I’m happily agnostic, I always think that if the devil exists, he surely whispered in the ears of two men: Karl Marx and the so-called prophet Mohamed.

        • Anonymous

          I’m sorry that I didn’t note the source at the time, but I read that when Muhammed first started having his famuos visions he thought he was speaking to a demon.

          His wife persuaded him otherwise. Could that be the source of Muhammed’s and his followers’ hatred for women? Muhammed’s wife got him hooked up with a demon?

    • Anonymous

      I liked your post so much I read it 3 times. You said it all, J. Thx!

    • Anonymous

      Tell us how you REALLY feel J!

      ROFLOL!!! Great post.

  • http://punditpawn.wordpress.com PunditPawn

    That’s kind of a Muslim version of a Satan sandwich.

  • Anonymous

    You have no doubt the police acted professionally??

    How would anyone know when the video doesn’t show why they acted the way they did. Im not saying the police didn’t act professionally but lets all be honest with ourselves, we have no idea what sparked the brawl. I would not doubt that it is possible that police officers often overreact.

    BTW your post says that the muslim men and women were arguing amongst themselves, and that the police stepped into a brawl…. Yet, the report shows no brawl before the police stepped in and there were no witnesses who said anything about a brawl that did not include the police.

    • Anonymous

      This is NY. You can believe these cops have been forced to endure endless muslim “sensitivity” and “cultural” training. They knew what they were getting into before they arrived and played it by the book and more. These punks were probably given multiple chances to back down and did not until they forced the incident. This is the pattern. This was intentional and planned provocation. They went their knowing the rules.

      Their CAIR jackal lawyers will sue anyone and you can be sure they are crawling through the police underwear right now with the help of seditious politians looking for a lawsuit.

      • Anonymous

        It’s actually Westchester, not the same thing – and an NYC cop was just accused of raping a schoolteacher with two more just convicted of serious official misconduct – so it’s not like they’re squeaky clean (although in all my dealings with them they’ve been kind and professional).

        I think the objection being made here is that Scoop (and you) are taking default sides without knowing how the whole story unfolded.

        It’s ironic that you’re taking the side of the government agency, but that’s a topic for another day.

    • Anonymous

      If they were already arguing among themselves why do we only hear about the cops “crimes”?

  • Anonymous

    If they can’t abide by the laws or rules on our country, leave.

    • Anonymous

      I’m thinking they have motivation to change our laws. Darn tenets of Islam always getting in the way of democracy.

  • Anonymous

    whats the difference between Muslims and Union?….ans. = Head Gear !

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3S535BCKXMAFKKE7NATPNWJBXA Barbara

    These people and their stupid hijabs. look, if I go to anywhere in the mid east I am not allowed a choice, I MUST wear that stupid ass get up. So here they are, complaining and fighting w/others and amongst themselves about wearing something that could easily choke them, de-capitate (ironic) or kill others. And yet they are going to blame others for it rather than their own ignorance and inability to hear reason. Why is anyone suprised? These people come from the f@#$-ing dark ages, and really should stay where they originated from. WE have enough stupidity in this country w/o adding Muslim B.S. to it. Go home if you cant follow the rules.

    • Anonymous

      America is freedom. Hijabs and burkas represent misogynistic cultural oppression, not religious devotion.

      If they had truly come here to be Americans, to be free, they would tear off the hijab and celebrate freedom. Instead they are here to force islam and sharia.

      When we see the hijab in our hometowns, it is not worn in gratitude and appreciation of religious freedom, it is worn as a poke in the eye. A big F’you.

    • Anonymous

      America is freedom. Hijabs and burkas represent misogynistic cultural oppression, not religious devotion.

      If they had truly come here to be Americans, to be free, they would tear off the hijab and celebrate freedom. Instead they are here to force islam and sharia.

      When we see the hijab in our hometowns, it is not worn in gratitude and appreciation of religious freedom, it is worn as a poke in the eye. A big F’you.

    • Anonymous

      No, Barb, you are not the only one who thinks that woman is unattractive. Woof Woof! If she takes that thing off, we might change the rules! haha

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3S535BCKXMAFKKE7NATPNWJBXA Barbara

    These people and their stupid hijabs. look, if I go to anywhere in the mid east I am not allowed a choice, I MUST wear that stupid ass get up. So here they are, complaining and fighting w/others and amongst themselves about wearing something that could easily choke them, de-capitate (ironic) or kill others. And yet they are going to blame others for it rather than their own ignorance and inability to hear reason. Why is anyone suprised? These people come from the f@#$-ing dark ages, and really should stay where they originated from. WE have enough stupidity in this country w/o adding Muslim B.S. to it. Go home if you cant follow the rules.

  • Anonymous

    There is another option: Have a “Muslim Only, All Hijab’s Allowed” day. After all the rides are full, turn them on past “red line”, then walk off, locking the gates behind.

    • Anonymous

      Haha, yeah! I love senseless violence too!

      • Anonymous

        The ferris wheel alone could be a sensation, as centrifugal forces causes it to break loose from its moorings and become airborn. Panic would ensue all along the eastern seaboard from the rash of UFO sightings. Eyewitness description: “IT looked the flying falafel from Hell”. Meanwhile, Louis Farrakhan announces the return of Muhammad with the ‘mother ship’.*

        *Kids, let this be a lesson to you – stay in school.

    • Anonymous

      If you walked off, how would you prevent people from “cutting” in line?

    • Anonymous

      If you walked off, how would you prevent people from “cutting” in line?

  • truthforum

    Correction. Islam is not a religion. Islam is a theocracy. There is a huge difference.

  • Anonymous

    Take the freakin’ rag off your head and get on the ride.

    Case closed.

    • Anonymous

      Love your style, Debby! Blunt and to the point. lol

    • Anonymous

      Love your style, Debby! Blunt and to the point. lol

    • Anonymous

      May allah be with you, DebbyX!

    • Anonymous

      May allah be with you, DebbyX!

  • KenInMontana

    What I find ironic in all this is that Muslim custom forbids single males and females from mingling unless it is an approved and chaperoned meeting. Yet all these young girls apparently observing custom and law by wearing the hijab and the traditional black robes seem to have an awful lot of young men milling about with them. From what I understand of Islamic customs and Sharia law it’s not a “pick and choose” lifestyle, it is either in or out. Which leads me to believe that this is nothing more than an attempt to cause trouble.

    • Anonymous

      “From what I understand of Islamic customs and Sharia law it’s not a “pick and choose” lifestyle, it is either in or out.”

      I think this may in and of itself be a problem. I’m no great scholar on Islam either, but two of my close friends (one male, one female) self-identify as muslims even though they engage in a whole range of behaviors outside of those prescribed by the Qu’ran – and the woman doesn’t wear a hijab. Kind of like how not all Jews are Orthodox Jews.

      Speaking of which, it would be interesting to see how Playland has enforced their policies when it comes to Orthodox Jewish women and their head coverings. That would either make the accusation of discrimination extremely solid or absolutely baseless…

      • KenInMontana

        There are members of a sect here referred to as “Submitters” who reject the Hadith and Sunnah as they see them as a corruption of the faith. They aren’t real popular with mainstream Muslims.

        • Anonymous

          Those mainstream muslims sure are “cutthroats.”

          • Anonymous

            That’s funny, S.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, I don’t think Muslims I know think that far into it, they’re more like reform Jews than conscious members of some sort of renegade sect.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, I don’t think Muslims I know think that far into it, they’re more like reform Jews than conscious members of some sort of renegade sect.

      • Anonymous

        The issue was that the garb the peaceful women were wearing would get caught in the rides, because of it’s length. Orthodox Jews don’t wear long, draping garb. Only Muslims are lost in the 6th century. Jewish apparel is more modern.

        • Anonymous

          “Trouble reportedly flared when women wearing Muslim hijab scarves tried to get on rides banning any head coverings.

          Orthodox Jewish women do wear long, draping covers covering their hair.

          • Anonymous

            Damnit! You are right. And I thought I was omniscient on Wednesdays.

        • Anonymous

          “Trouble reportedly flared when women wearing Muslim hijab scarves tried to get on rides banning any head coverings.

          Orthodox Jewish women do wear long, draping covers covering their hair.

      • Anonymous

        Discrimination would have been in effect if muslims were allowed to go on the rides with the hijabs. I wonder what would have happened if they went on the rides and they got killed, would the family have sued for negligence and wrongful death?

        • Anonymous

          I have no idea and I’m really not taking anyone’s side here. I used to go to Rye Playland as a kid and it makes sense that one would ban head coverings of any sort on things like roller coasters. I checked the website just now and they have, on their list of rides, an (H) next to some rides which apparently denotes “rides permitting headgear.”

          The question is whether or not the policy is enforced even when it contradicts with religious beliefs – since in those situations many exceptions tend to be made (I happen to disagree with that – I think that everyone should be treated the same way, but that’s just me) – since the Muslims were claiming that they were being discriminated against. Since there are other religious groups that require head coverings for women (Orthodox Jews being the most visible one in the US – particularly that part of the US), one could determine the validity of their claim if one could find out how the policy is enforced with Orthodox Jewish women. If the Jewish women are allowed to ride with their head coverings on, then the Muslims have a case. That’s all I’m trying to say.

          And obviously I think that rioting is not an appropriate way to respond to anything.

          • Anonymous

            I get your point, I.

            If Jewish woman are not allowed to go on the rides with their headgear ( which I suspect) the case SHOULD be thrown out of court. We will see how this plays out (excuse the pun, I couldn’t resist).

            Perhaps, Rye Playland could have people that wear headgear sign a release and liability form saying that if they are killed on the ride due to their headgear that Rye is not legally responsible and no monetary compensation would be awarded.

          • Anonymous

            I get your point, I.

            If Jewish woman are not allowed to go on the rides with their headgear ( which I suspect) the case SHOULD be thrown out of court. We will see how this plays out (excuse the pun, I couldn’t resist).

            Perhaps, Rye Playland could have people that wear headgear sign a release and liability form saying that if they are killed on the ride due to their headgear that Rye is not legally responsible and no monetary compensation would be awarded.

    • Anonymous

      “From what I understand of Islamic customs and Sharia law it’s not a “pick and choose” lifestyle, it is either in or out.”

      I think this may in and of itself be a problem. I’m no great scholar on Islam either, but two of my close friends (one male, one female) self-identify as muslims even though they engage in a whole range of behaviors outside of those prescribed by the Qu’ran – and the woman doesn’t wear a hijab. Kind of like how not all Jews are Orthodox Jews.

      Speaking of which, it would be interesting to see how Playland has enforced their policies when it comes to Orthodox Jewish women and their head coverings. That would either make the accusation of discrimination extremely solid or absolutely baseless…

    • Anonymous

      Hadn’t thought of that, Ken…excellent observation. I agree….it’a just another attempt to cause trouble.

    • Anonymous

      Can’t have it both ways if you’re legitimate.

    • Anonymous

      Can’t have it both ways if you’re legitimate.

    • Anonymous

      I think you’re “blowing” it out of proportion. Don’t “lose your head” about the issue. You are “cutting your own throat” with that commentary.

      • Anonymous

        LOL, S. Your comments are funny.

  • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

    Fine- next time let them wear the hijabs, and they will know what it’s like to be beheaded when the scarf gets caught.

    • Anonymous

      Praise to allah!

  • Anonymous

    Jihadhist trash stirring up sh*t again…what else is new?

    • Anonymous

      http://limitstogrowth.org/WEB-text/france-immigration.html
      http://wikiislam.net/wiki/Muslim_Statistics

      http://heavenawaits.wordpress.com/muslim-behavior-with-population-increase/

      I was sent this info in an email some time ago and ran into again on a web site. What do you ( on the post) think about it? Is it true?

      What Islam Isn’t
      By Dr. Peter Hammond
      FrontPageMagazine. com | Monday, April 21, 2008
      The following is adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond’s book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat:

      Islam is not a religion nor is it a cult. It is a complete system.
      Islam has religious, legal, political, economic and military components. The religious component is a beard for all the other components.
      Islamization occurs when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their so-called ‘religious rights.’
      When politically correct and culturally diverse societies agree to ‘the reasonable’ Muslim demands for their ‘religious rights,’ they also get the other components under the table. Here’s how it works (percentages source CIA: The World Fact Book (2007)).
      As long as the Muslim population remains around 1% of any given country they will be regarded as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to anyone. In fact, they may be featured in articles and films, stereotyped for their colorful uniqueness:
      United States — Muslim 1.0%
      Australia — Muslim 1.5%
      Canada — Muslim 1.9%
      China — Muslim 1%-2%
      Italy — Muslim 1.5%
      Norway — Muslim 1.8%
      At 2% and 3% they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs:
      Denmark — Muslim 2%
      Germany — Muslim 3.7%
      United Kingdom — Muslim 2.7%
      Spain — Muslim 4%
      Thailand — Muslim 4.6%
      From 5% on they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population.
      They will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature it on their shelves — along with threats for failure to comply. (United States ).
      France — Muslim 8%
      Philippines — Muslim 5%
      Sweden — Muslim 5%
      Switzerland — Muslim 4.3%
      The Netherlands — Muslim 5.5%
      Trinidad &Tobago — Muslim 5.8%
      At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islam is not to convert the world but to establish Sharia law over the entire world.
      When Muslims reach 10% of the population, they will increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions ( Paris –car-burnings) . Any non-Muslim action that offends Islam will result in uprisings and threats ( Amsterdam – Mohammed cartoons).
      Guyana — Muslim 10%
      India — Muslim 13.4%
      Israel — Muslim 16%
      Kenya — Muslim 10%
      Russia — Muslim 10-15%
      After reaching 20% expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning:

      Ethiopia — Muslim 32.8%
      At 40% you will find widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks and ongoing militia warfare:
      Bosnia — Muslim 40%
      Chad — Muslim 53.1%
      Lebanon — Muslim 59.7%
      From 60% you may expect unfettered persecution of non-believers and other religions, sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels:
      Albania — Muslim 70%
      Malaysia — Muslim 60.4%
      Qatar — Muslim 77.5%
      Sudan — Muslim 70%
      After 80% expect State run ethnic cleansing and genocide:
      Bangladesh — Muslim 83%
      Egypt — Muslim 90%
      Gaza — Muslim 98.7%
      Indonesia — Muslim 86.1%
      Iran — Muslim 98%
      Iraq — Muslim 97%
      Jordan — Muslim 92%
      Morocco — Muslim 98.7%
      Pakistan — Muslim 97%
      Palestine — Muslim 99%
      Syria — Muslim 90%
      Tajikistan — Muslim 90%
      Turkey — Muslim 99.8%
      United Arab Emirates — Muslim 96%
      100% will usher in the peace of ‘Dar-es-Salaam’ — the Islamic House of Peace — there’s supposed to be peace because everybody is a Muslim:
      Afghanistan — Muslim 100%
      Saudi Arabia — Muslim 100%
      Somalia — Muslim 100%
      Yemen — Muslim 99.9%
      Of course, that’s not the case. To satisfy their blood lust, Muslims then start killing each other for a variety of reasons.
      ‘Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; and the tribe against the world and all of us against the infidel. – Leon Uris, ‘The Haj’
      It is good to remember that in many, many countries, such as France, the Muslim populations are centered around ghettos based on their ethnicity. Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. Therefore, they exercise more power than their national average would indicate.

      • Anonymous

        Excellent links. Thanks.

        In all fairness, there are at least three (3) distinct virtues of Islam that most have overlooked:

        1) Makes one appreciate Satan’s ingenuity to corrupt the mind.

        2) Makes one appreciate God’s reasoning for EXTERMINATING nearly an entire human race once upon a time (except for Noah’s family). Imagine God having to abandon all hopes of ever rehabilitating these depraved minds forever lost to Satanic brainwashing…

        3) The advancement of Islam would hasten the Rapture. (Yey for me!) :D

        • Anonymous

          Great comment, Jimmy.

        • Anonymous

          Great comment, Jimmy.

  • Anonymous

    Freaking awesome! I like how a Muslim says ” blew it.” If anyone knows how to throw that phrase around, it is a Muslim. Kaboom!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FNNAQSCCVRDJRXLM5YBS4WP5HQ jay

    i’m not sure if there’s anything wrong with my hearing but all i heard is ‘hala mala hala hila hela la la la rascist, discrimination, disenfranchisement, kkk, bush & tea party bad.’

  • Anonymous

    Hey, maybe they should’ve called out Bull Connor.

  • Anonymous

    What wise woman would allow any man to MAKE HER LOOK LIKE THIS?

    • Anonymous

      Your first wrong assumption is that they are wise. Second, it’s not man that makes her look like this; it is allah the forgiving, gracious, and Jew hater. You forgot, didn’t you?

  • http://twitter.com/Winston80 Winston

    go back to where you came from….

  • Anonymous

    Notice all the stupid daily mail comments from people who claim that it was motivated by “racism”.

    When will these people understand that Islam is NOT a race.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Dias/1680711668 Chris Dias
  • Anonymous

    May allah bless you all in your Thursday endeavors. Watch out for those Jews today! Peace!

    From,

    Allah the peaceful, forgiving, and compassionate!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FGBGUV7OLREHZ6VXYJ63QT5CFY Steve

    I thought Islam was the religion of peace? why couldnt they take a hint from Gandhi and just stage a peaceful protest by sitting down or something?

    take off your headscarf.. hell no.. lets fight..

  • Anonymous

    That’s the slow start of the peaceful system of Islam in USA. It needs to be stopped right at the beginning, otherwise it will turn into similar chaos as it already happening throughout the whole Europe. I would suggest to try to send them back to those “peaceful” Islamic countries that this garbage of Islam came from.