Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Muslim woman cites gym after interrupted prayer

This is a mind-boggling story to me, especially since in most Muslim countries there is intolerance toward Christians and Jews in particular. Yet we now see many Muslims, and immigrant Muslims in particular, complaining that America isn't being welcoming, accommodating, or tolerant toward them!!

I particularly love the line that says: "Sultan said she came to the United States to secure her freedom and to avoid intolerance."

Too bad our fellow Christian brothers have to leave Muslim countries, not go to them, to avoid intolerance and secure their freedom.

DEARBORN -- Fitness USA, a gym chain, is investigating an alleged civil rights violation involving a local Muslim woman who says her afternoon prayer was interrupted by a fellow patron, and that her complaint to management about the situation was rejected.

"The manager told me, 'You have to respect her (the patron), but she does not have to respect your God,' " said Wardeh Sultan of Dearborn. "I've had my membership for seven or eight years, and I've never had a problem with praying there.

"I told that manager, 'I can't believe you said that' " Sultan said. "Honestly, I feel humiliated and I feel ashamed, right now, to go back to Fitness USA."

Sultan said she came to the United States to secure her freedom and to avoid intolerance.

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