Holiday camp sued over bumper car hijab ban

Holiday camp Butlins is facing a legal action for barring a Muslim teenager from driving one of the fairground’s dodgem bumper cars, because she was wearing a hijab. Her father is suing over alleged discrimination on the grounds of race and religion.

Moammer Nasser, 41, a family support worker from Birmingham, said he was at the holiday resort in Minehead in June with his wife and four children, and had been waiting to use the bumper cars with his 16-year-old daughter when an attendant, citing health and safety concerns, said the girl couldn’t go on the ride because she was wearing a hijab.

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  • Starlord

    Take it off you won’t melt you mindless zombie.
    He’ll why not go work with machinery or take an escalator and see what happens.

    It’s all about safety you stupid fucks and has nothing to do with religion.

  • Editor

    ” elf’n’safety” bows to no one.

  • Observer

    Just get a lawyer to find out if it is legal to get them to sign a waiver warning that hijabs, keffyehs and other scarves are a serious danger and that by signing such a waiver they waive any rights to sue for damages and accept all responsibility for any financial losses to the camp, for all injuries and accidents.

    Do you want to bet when they realize they can’t sue, but can be sued themselves, they will quickly change their minds and not want to wear the hijabs after all?

    • Watchman

      Nah, this is religion. Many of them would prefer to be killed rather than remove the hijab (as removing the hijab might mean family beatings or worse anyway). If they die because of the hijab, inshallah!

  • richard

    And it would be the only thing they would ever be able to drive. Sad.

  • JoKeR

    I thought this was a filming for the next installment of Harry Potter?

    This is the scene with the Dementors having a night off and driving bumper cars instead of murdering people.

  • DaninVan

    You know the line, ‘Can’t fix stupid’.
    The garment isn’t a religious obligation, it’s a cultural one.
    Remember the item here a couple of weeks back, about the muslima in Ontario who was killed in a factory accident when her garment got caught in a conveyor belt? I’ll bet there’s a dozen more just like it.

    • Watchman

      The problem is that religion is such a personal thing and the courts wisely refuse to say what is or isn’t part of a religion otherwise they would be spending a lot of their time adjudicating what is or isn’t in a religion. All someone has to say is some belief or activity is part of their religion and then it is part of their religion even if they are the only person who believes or does this action.

  • occupant 9

    Why would the Muhammadan “father” care about the “health and safety” of his daughters who, given they wear the flag of Islam, are just as likely to be murdered by him for not upholding the family “honour”.

  • Watchman

    Caption: Ninjas driving electric cars on the way to a job so as to avoid the give-away sound of a fossil-fuelled vehicle. /sarc