the civil rights angle is a good one: if absurdities like this get voted in (btw note that the detroit area has a lot of arabs) then surely the CAPEEM focus on civil rights violations of hindus (the second lawsuit about california textbooks) may also be respected by the courts.
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From: Shahryar < firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sep 6, 2006 8:33 AM
Subject: Washtenaw County pool policy changed to allow street clothes
To: Rajeev Srinivasan <email@example.com >
Washtenaw County pool policy changed to allow street clothes
September 4, 2006
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) -- Washtenaw County has changed its policy to accommodate Muslim women and girls who want to cover themselves fully while swimming in public pools.
Jumanah Saadeh was on a seventh-grade class trip last summer to a public pool in Ypsilanti when she was admonished for violating swimsuit policies that prohibit street clothes.
The 14-year-old from Ann Arbor went into the pool wearing pants, a full-sleeve collared shirt and her Islamic headscarf, but was told to get out.
The teenager left the pool, but was encouraged by her teacher, Muslim leaders and a civil rights attorney to take action.
"I felt humiliated and disappointed because I was denied an opportunity to have fun with my friends just because I'm Muslim," Saadeh told the Detroit Free Press for a story Monday.
The new policy went into effect this summer.
Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.com
Copyright © 2006 Detroit Free Press Inc.