The hyper-alarmists at Fox News can’t go a single day without manufacturing a new horror over which to panic. If it isn’t Obama’s Peace Corps operatives coming to collect your guns, or immigrant farm workers selling crack to your children, it’s identity thieves laying in wait for people buying health insurance. And now there is a new fear causing the curvy couch potatoes on Fox & Friends to cower in their studio/bunker.
This morning Fox News reporter Heather Nauert reported that a YMCA in St. Paul, Minnesota has succumbed to Sharia Law in an attempt to promote Islamic terrorism. Well, more precisely, they have set aside one hour a week to offer basic swimming lessons to Muslims girls in an environment where they can observe the modesty dictated by their faith. But it’s really the same thing, isn’t it?
Nauert whipped up the standard Fox News fear machine to frighten their dimwitted viewers over something that most people would regard as a practical safety measure and a fun leisure activity. But to Fox it’s a foreboding preamble to catastrophe. Says Nauert…
“Well the minority becoming the majority at one community pool. Sharia law is now changing everything. A YMCA in Minneapolis-St. Paul is starting a swim group for Muslim girls but special considerations have to be made to keep with their religious beliefs. Now this means during the one-hour class, the pool is being shut down, the men’s locker room is being locked, and female lifeguards are being brought in. Similar classes are now starting at towns across the Midwest. We’ll keep watching this story for you.”
Aside from the fact that learning to swim in Minnesota, the land of a thousand lakes, is practically a mandatory public safety measure for all residents, especially children, Fox News is escalating the fear factor by injecting the specter of Sharia Law “changing everything.”
However, this swimming class has nothing to do with any law. The program is being offered by a local, non-profit, Christian organization and no one is required to participate. It may, in fact, prove popular with girls from other faiths whose parents would prefer that their daughters be separated from boys while learning to swim.
True to form, Fox News turns anything they can into a reason for outrage and dread. It is their purpose for being. And it is particularly noticeable when they can combine it with overt racism and anxiety over terror. This episode may not rival Fox’s idiotic story about terrorist Boob Bombs, but it comes close, and it strikes a sadder note when it is directed at harming kids.
17 thoughts on “Fox News Terror Alert: Muslims Girls Are Learning To Swim At YMCA”
I guess there is nothing else to say about Fox news given the lack of comment. I think you need to find something new to bitch about – I think the “secret” is out about how they operate and it’s all played out.
Does Fox have any idea what Sharia law is? Is there ANYTHING under Sharia law that could conceivably be a threat to American values?
(which, as far as Fox is concerned, American values means “F everybody who doesn’t make fifty million dollars a year — aside from Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, any company that is not in the oil business, or any entity that supports this global warming nonsense.” Oh, and “Obamacare is evil” and “Obama is illegally serving as president because he wasn’t even born here.”)
If Sharia Law is religious in nature, wouldn’t the first amendment prohibit that kind of thing? – but of course that only applies to the federal government.
I found this list related to Shariah law on a website that attempts to explain it:
Theft is punishable by amputation of the right hand (above).
• Criticizing or denying any part of the Quran is punishable by death.
• Criticizing or denying Muhammad is a prophet is punishable by death.
• Criticizing or denying Allah, the moon god of Islam is punishable by death.
• A Muslim who becomes a non-Muslim is punishable by death.
• A non-Muslim who leads a Muslim away from Islam is punishable by death.
• A non-Muslim man who marries a Muslim woman is punishable by death.
• A man can marry an infant girl and consummate the marriage when she is 9 years old.
• Girls’ clitoris should be cut (per Muhammad’s words in Book 41, Kitab Al-Adab, Hadith 5251).
• A woman can have 1 husband, but a man can have up to 4 wives; Muhammad can have more.
• A man can unilaterally divorce his wife but a woman needs her husband’s consent to divorce.
• A man can beat his wife for insubordination.
• Testimonies of four male witnesses are required to prove rape against a woman.
• A woman who has been raped cannot testify in court against her rapist(s).
• A woman’s testimony in court, allowed only in property cases, carries half the weight of a man’s.
• A female heir inherits half of what a male heir inherits.
• A woman cannot drive a car, as it leads to fitnah (upheaval).
• A woman cannot speak alone to a man who is not her husband or relative.
• Meat to be eaten must come from animals that have been sacrificed to Allah – i.e., be Halal.
• Muslims should engage in Taqiyya and lie to non-Muslims to advance Islam.
• The list goes on.
Sounds nutty to me – oops, I could be sentenced to die by saying that if you believe this stuff.
This is the website so you can look for yourself:
Thanks for contributing information from an insanely prejudiced and hateful source. That website adheres to conspiracy theories against Christians, who they believe are the real victims of the world.
The website says that “Islamic groups, including Muslim Brotherhoods’ Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), have penetrated the highest levels of the US government.”
The website also says that Islamophobia doesn’t exist because phobia implies irrational and the website says that “Fear or dislike of Islam is neither irrational nor exaggerated” and that “it would be irrational to not fear or dislike” Muslims.
Once again, Steve, you provide an excellent example of right-wing ignorance and hatred. You are doing a real public service by exposing your views so that sane, intelligent people can learn the truth about conservatives like you.
By the way, Sharia law is not actually a law. It is most comparable to Kosher “laws” (also religious in nature). Are you against Jews too?
I don’t think I took a position on shariah law either way, so your excitement isn’t required. I really don’t care about shariah law and the choice of websites may not be good, it really makes no difference. Look for your boogey man somewhere else – and besides, you can’t get a rise out of me by accusing me things like that – I don’t need acceptance in your group. The bullets just bounce off.
“Sounds nutty to me – oops, I could be sentenced to die by saying that if you believe this stuff.”
Look slike you took an anti-Muslim position based on this post Steve.
Wow – didn’t know i was so anti-muslim, I’ll need sensitivity training I guess.
And this differs from Tea Party principles, how?
Can you be more specific – I’m genuinely curious as to your thoughts on Tea Party principles.
This is yet another example of Obamas war on Christianity. Here we have the socialist, Marxist, fascist, LGBT, Muslim, foreign, American hating President not content to destroy Wall Street with high profits or even decimate God given American Capitalism with some of the highest corporate profits on record, no he’s gunning (he hates guns) for Christianity. Forcing a Christian establishment to teach Muslim girls to swim, most likely so they can don waterproof suicide vests and sink our benevolent war ships.
Will the atrocity never end!
Hah, this is satire right? I’m sorry but no one could actually believe something like this right?
My how ignorance still prevails in the good old USA. Land of the free? You don’t want my thoughts on the tea party either Steve in York…
I’m always interested views on the Tea Party from the people here – they tend to be totally off base and wrong, which is why having you expand on it is so much fun.
Oh, I’m sure Rob, that our president “forced” the Y to do that…maybe they are true Christians and do not judge the innocent for the deeds of the guilty. Ever read about the Christian Crusade…ignorance is not bliss, in some cases it is just sheer stupidity!
This practice must end now! I can’t be the only person who sees where this is going. Am I? Let me put forth this inevitable future scenario. Our Pacific Fleet is floating in Mediterranean Sea. A, now grown up Muslim woman who has learned the fine art of American swimming, stands on a beach while Jihadists strap 100 pounds of C4 around her waist. She enters the water and swims out to one of our Destroyers, detonator in hand, and BAM. DAMN YOU YMCA!!!
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