Incident at the Rye Playland in New York happened because of so many reasons. Both sides have their own story to tell and people around or spectators have their own versions of the story, which most of the time leans toward the party they want to take side with.
This park imposed a ban on wearing any sort of headgear that may cause danger or accident on certain rides, about 3 years ago. This rule is clear and for everybody. It was not even made specifically to a particular group of people, especially the Muslims. There is no exception to this rule.
When the Muslims went to the park, they were already informed about the rule and it was of course understood that they had to follow it. There was no doubt that they went there to have fun as this is also the reason why the park is made. The president of the Council on American-Islamic Relations – New York admitted that the incident happened because of a lot of miscommunication. That some of them were unaware of the head-scarf rule.
The way I see it, this incident happened because of the non-compliance of the Muslims on the rule imposed by the park which led to chaos and to the arrest of 15 Muslims. I don’t think this happened because they are Muslims. It is just so easy to pass fault to others when in fact, the fault started with them. The anniversary of the 9 11 may be coming up but being a Muslim is not the reason for it. It is just so sad that incident like this happen and it is involving the Muslims whose name was made worse because of Osama bin Laden. This could have been avoided only if everybody will just follow rules and regulations being imposed. It is more of giving respect to the rules and regulations of a small community or to the laws of the country where you are in. Peace should be the goal of everyone or is it not important?