Fox News freaks over swim class for Muslim girls

Fox News incited Islamophobic fears in its reporting on a weekly swim class at a YMCA facility that ensures the privacy of Muslim girls learning to swim, framing it as evidence that "Sharia law is now changing everything."

Fox News freaks over swim class for Muslim girls

World Bulletin / News Desk

Fox News anchor Heather Nauert announced that a YMCA swim class that respected the religious traditions of Muslim girls was proof that “Sharia law is now changing everything.”

The Minneapolis StarTribune reported last week that the downtown St. Paul YMCA had teamed up with the St. Paul police department to teach a group of Somali-American girls to swim.

To respect the religious traditions and modesty of the girls — ages 5 to 17 — men were not allowed in the pool area during the one-hour class.

But for the Fox News host, this was a sign that Sharia law was creeping in “towns across the Midwest.”

“Well, the minority becoming the majority at one community pool,” Nauert pointed out on Monday. “Sharia law is now changing everything.”

“Similar classes are now starting at towns across the Midwest. We’ll keep watching this story for you,” she concluded.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Aralık 2013, 13:09
Leonard Ernest Hussey
Leonard Ernest Hussey - 9 yıl Önce

I am not Muslim but to consider that an institution set out to respect the modesty of young girls would come under the attack of such so-called commentators should demonstrate that freedom is quickly becoming an obsolete concept. Is American Society so frail than any departure from what is considered customary is a threat? By the snide remarks of this commentator, this frailty is publicly shown.

Eric - 9 yıl Önce

If Christians tried to do this they would be attacked by everyone by being biased and bigots, but because Muslims are doing it's ok.