Everyone has seen the posted warnings – everything from “No shoes, no shirt, no service” health warnings in places where food is served to those prohibiting certain behavior due to the danger posed while riding in public conveyances like placing one’s head or hands outside windows while riding on buses.

And anyone who has ever been to Disneyland, Disney World or a Six Flags-like amusement park or even a state fair carnival has seen signs that disallow certain clothing – usually anything likely to create the risk of bodily injury, including dismemberment or even death.

Because such warnings are intended not only to protect the amusement park owners and operators from liability, but primarily those wanting ride the rides for the thrills, but not the spills, intelligent people adhere to the rules, even it means removing a hoodie or wearing shoes instead of sandals.

Except, of course, for those who are more concerned about filing a lawsuit and collecting a payout all in the name of victimhood – for whom nothing says discrimination like a rule they don’t want to follow.

So it was with a group of Muslim teenagers at Boomers Park in Livermore, California who refused to adhere to rules about flowing burkas and headscarves.

“If fashion, religious expression, or your hairstyle is more important to you than safety, that’s fine. You can do what you want with your life. You just can’t do it at our park,” read the amusement park’s warning.

The rule, of course, was meant not only to protect the Muslim teens but everyone else on the ride, the operator and even those waiting in line who could be injured if a mishap occurred.

Park employees pointed out the posted warning and explained the safety rules that applied to clothing – and to all riders equally, regardless of religion.

“When I read the policy, I was shocked — in disbelief — about the material I was reading,” said Nasir Abdo, the father of one of the girls, who immediately took his grievance to the radical Muslim organization, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which filed a complaint with the state Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH).

The policy of CAIR, to “out-litigate” opponents by forcing them to expend resources on legal defense, won again as the amusement park settled after four years of paying attorneys to defend their safety rules against charges of religious discrimination.

The reasonable “no headwear” policy was the real victim, as CAIR won a $32,000 settlement for the Muslim “victims.”

CAIR claimed victory, issuing a statement saying, “safety concerns must be founded on more than speculation or stereotype.”

The stereotype of the over-zealous Muslim willing to sacrifice even personal safety for rigid ideology, however, remains intact.

At least in California.

Do you think CAIR should be allowed to out-spend defendants of bogus lawsuits designed to hurt non-Muslims?

h/t: Freedom Daily

 
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