After reading the article about the Muslim gathering at Rye Playland in New York, I have many different thoughts. I can honestly see both sides of the story- or at least I first could.
There was an organized get together for the Muslim people to celebrate the end of Ramadan. It was supposed to be a nice time, until miscommunication about specific rules came about. Certain rides didn’t allow head gear, which causes a lot of conflict considering Muslim women are to wear hajibs.
Soon enough chaos began to unfold between the people attending the event and the police. It ended in a lot of he said, she said, but it seems to me that the police were dramatic about the situation. Although the attendees were warned about the head gear rule, which is made for the safety of everyone, I’m confused at to what they expected the women to do. It’s a part of their religion, culture, and lifestyle to wear a hajib. It seems unfair to me that the police ended up getting so rough with the people. I think they could have been a lot more patient and understanding about the situation. I was glad to at least read at the end that many received refunds after leaving.