Sunday, August 14, 2005

Shari'a Swimtime

First, Virginia Tech offers gender-separated classes for Saudis. Now, Sound Politics reports that public funds may be involved in paying for a program in Seattle called "Muslim Sister Swim", which is restricted to Muslim women and children. Contributor Stefan Sharkansky reaches this conclusion:
But if there's ever a reason for taxpayer dollars to be used to support an immigrant's culture, it should be to support them in learning to shed whatever aspects of their culture are incompatible with American culture. The last thing we need to teach immigrants is to expect publicly-subsidized religious apartheid.
Is it going to come to this?