Quebec go-kart track turns away hijab-wearing teen

A Gatineau, Que., go-karting facility says it was only considering a teen girl’s safety when it told her she couldn’t wear a hijab on the track.

“I understand why she was upset, but it’s a safety rule,” Top Karting office administrator Valerie Hurtubise said in an interview Friday. “We’re not going to change our policy.”

Some things should be encouraged…

h/t M

  • irishrus

    should have said she was there to vote… to get leftist judges carry her on their shoulders to the front of all media outlets and Trudeau’s last talking point before the liberal erection

  • glasnost

    Reminds me of my first flying lesson. The instructor said I couldn’t wear my long white scarf because it could get caught-up in the rudder.

    • Petrilla

      The very famous dancer Isadora Duncan, way back in the last century died because her long scarf got caught in the wheels of a car. A child drowned because her long hair got caught in a pool in the 90s. Don’t do stupid things with long hair or scarves!!!! Is there such a thing as common sense anymore?

      • ntt1

        yep and look out for pump driven personal watercraft they have removed a few scalps too.

      • glasnost

        For a pilot the white scarf transcends common sense, it’s all about tradition.

      • k1962

        Remember the Muslima whose hijab got caught in the escalator at the TTC (I think) and she was strangled to death? This was just a couple of years ago.

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      • John

        Yeah Isadora Duncan

  • mauser 98

    got my vote

  • Thermbog

    Time to put that algebra to use understanding the forces inherent in rotating machinery.

    • glasnost

      Would that be a Sigma-Algebra to denote inclusivity?

    • mauser 98

      never eat in restaurants that rotate

  • Mr_bigstuff

    They enforced a common sense rule in Canada…therefore they will be sued and lose!

  • Clink9

    Sure, get strangled to death by a hijab in the go kart axle.

    Then the family sues them into oblivion.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I thought the same thing instantly.

    • Exile1981

      From the parents point of view they either sue for islamiphobia or they sue for an injury.

      • pike bishop

        I did not read the article. Did the patriarch come up with a novel way to rid himself of a troublesome daughter and cash in too?

        • Exile1981

          The older sister called and screamed at the staff for 30 minutes till one of the staff used a swear word in frustration and the swearing is the “proof” they are claiming proves it’s islamiphobia.

          • pike bishop

            So, more well assimilated, grateful, hardworking immigrants I take it.

          • Exile1981

            If by hard working you mean working hard to bring the caliphate to Canada then yes.

    • Zainab

      My hijab was tucked into my tight fitting turtle neck, and my hijab wasn’t even showing because I had a helmet on. You don’t know the full story. There was no way , let me repeat myself, NO WAY, of my hijab getting caught in the axle. And yet the owner still refused to let me on. Call me biased but that sounds like islamaphobia to me.

  • dagawker

    Rinse and repeat,we’ve all seen this before. It’s like they have a playbook or something? hmmm

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    ‘“We prefer to have an article saying we refuse hijabs than an article saying someone has been hurt on our track,” Hurtubise said.’

    Thank you for being so absolutely blunt, Ms. Hurtubise!

  • Exile1981

    A Russian arrives in Toronto City as a new immigrant to Canada. He stops the first person he sees walking down the street and says, “Thank you Mr. Canadian for letting me into this country, giving me free housing, welfare, free medical care, and a free education!”

    The passerby says, “You are mistaken, I am a Mexican.”

    The man goes on and encounters another passerby. “Thank you for having such a beautiful country here in Canada.”

    The person says, “I not Canadian, I’m Vietnamese.”

    The new arrival walks farther, and the next person he sees he stops, shakes his hand, and says, “Thank you for wonderful Canada!”

    That person puts up his hand and says, “I am from Middle East. I am not Canadian.”

    He finally sees a woman and asks, “Are you a Canadian?”

    She says, “No, I am from Africa.”

    Puzzled,  he asks her, “Where are all the Canadians?”

    The African woman checks her watch and says, “Probably at work.”

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  • ntt1

    the go carts near Nanaimo require all long hair to be contained in a hair net or snazzy free shower caps that add a surreal touch to the festivities, all scarfs are prohibited as well. the reason is many accidents involving the rear drive sprockets. let the stupid sharmuta lose half her scalp who cares?

  • roccolore

    She’s the kind of person who would sue if her headbag got tangled.

  • lolwut?

    Should have let her ride, let the moving parts of the engine do an ISIS on her head.

    One less muslim scumbag in our country,

  • Give it time. Even sensible safety rules will be tossed out the window until all fun things are banned.

    Good times….

  • pike bishop

    I’d like to think that they will not “change their policy” but I have my doubts.
    I see a muslim go cart day in their future.

  • Kathy Prendergast

    I seem to recall there was a woman who got strangled to death by her own burka or hijab while using a Go-Cart, a few years back. Don’t blame them for not allowing this.

  • Kathy Prendergast

    The girl was only 16 and doesn’t sound all that bright; considering she was taken to the Go-Kart place by her older brother, who should have known better, and her older sister later phoned to complain on her behalf, this reeks to high heaven of a family-orchestrated attention-getting stunt like the “Clock Kid” fiasco in Texas last month.

  • Barrington Minge

    Why was she even outside@

  • John

    Perhaps the dim-bulb should page Isadora Duncan.

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