Sydney: curtains for Aussie values?

Is that curtains for Australian values, then? Sydney council erects screens around a public pool so Muslim women can ditch their ‘burkini’ bathing suits and learn to swim with no one watching

We should reject that. Swimming is unislamic. Muhammad didn’t allow the women of his harem to swim either. No special accommodation for Islam, period!

By Lucy Mae Beers and Brianne Tolj For Daily Mail Australia
17 May 2017


  • Auburn Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre hosting ladies-only pool sessions to encourage Muslim women to swim
  • A white retractable curtain has been installed for privacy during the women’s-only time slots on Wednesdays
  • Some locals have criticised the decision on social media, saying the swimmers are getting ‘special treatment’
  • The woman who runs swim group said it’s to accommodate those who ‘wouldn’t otherwise swim at the beach’ 

A Sydney council has been criticised by angry locals for erecting a curtain for a ladies-only swimming session to encourage Muslim women to use the pool.

The council-run Auburn Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre in the city’s west has installed the retractable curtain around one of its three pools so women can swim privately during two set time slots on Wednesdays.

The organiser of the swim group, Yusra Metwally, said the idea behind the sessions is to ‘accommodate people who wouldn’t otherwise swim at a beach, or swim in a swimming pool because they don’t feel comfortable’.

Locals have slammed the idea as ‘segregation,’ saying the women are receiving ‘special treatment’.

The Auburn Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre in the city's west has installed the retractable curtain around one of its three pools

‘These communities should be encouraged to integrate and uphold the values of equality and respect not division and segregation paid for by taxes and council rates,’ one woman wrote.

Anthony McIntosh, manager of the centre’s operator Belgravia Leisure, said the covering for the swimming pool’s glass walls was intended to make Muslim women more comfortable with using the facility.

Behind the curtain, Muslim women who wear a hijab would be able to swim in whatever attire they feel comfortable instead of a modesty suit or burkini.

Ms Metwally said other swimmers will not be impacted by the use of the facility as the othe pools will be open to everyone during the session times.

‘We had a record number of people drown at the end of last year which matches up with the road fatalities,’ she said.

‘So if we can have more women who are water-safe, that’s surely a good thing’.


9 thoughts on “Sydney: curtains for Aussie values?”

  1. Another big WTF moment brought to you by the brain dead islampop appeasers at Auburn council. When is this crap going to stop?

  2. We fought long and hard (with boatloads of hypocrisy to boot) to end apartheid in South Africa. Now it is we who are the victims of cultural apartheid. This is not new. Several years ago a Melbourne council spent $50,000 to pander to the Muslim community and shut out their own constituents at the “public” pool. Public until Islam comes along. I protested but I did not even get a reply to my letter. How unsurprising.

    1. These Muslheads don’t swim because they want too, they swim because of the political, moral and ethical pain and problems it causes the rest of us. They know exactly what they are doing and their end game is the disruption of any type of coherent debate on any matters involving their religion. Curtains at a swimming pool, a big deal for all of us, but nothing for them, they just light the fuse and the rest of us blow up. You see it everywhere in Sydney these days and the more we protest and rally against their moronic requests the more they come out as being discriminated against.

  3. Realistically … The only thing these non-islams (“allah’s” slaves) and their aiding and abetting of the islam invasion is doing … is the quickening of their own destruction by the islams of islam !

    They are ensuring that they will be confronted with these three choices …
    and probably before they reach the “oopsie” of their enlightenment
    1. Conversion to islam (“allah’s” curse) … willingly or not … or
    2. Subjugation by islams (“allah’s” vermin) … but only if you are a Jew or Christian and the enslavement must be “willingly” … or
    3. Rape Theft AND Murder by islams (“allah’s” vermin) …
    (it is bad enough that non-islams have to breathe the same air as these islam (“allah’s” vermin) …. eugh !!!)
    especially if you are NOT a Jew or Christian who wont “willing” convert …
    and also if you are a Jew or Christian who wont “willing” convert OR “willing” be Subjugated !

    1. What special accommodations do Australian pools make for Jewish women? Christian women? Hindu women? Buddhist women? Atheist women? Nudists? Or do only Muslim women warrant special accommodations?
      The Islamic community could EASILY build and fund their own swimming pools or leisure centres.
      Wait…… use their own money? Noo! No way! Haram.
      The infidel taxpayers must pay for Muslims to enforce Shari’ah law.
      Wearing the hijab is an ACT OF AGGRESSION simply because it is a symbol of Islam, it symbolises solidarity with the HATE SPEECH in the Koran.
      It’s a non-verbal public statement: “I am a proud muslim, I agree with the violence and hate of the Koran against the infidels”.
      Not very friendly is it?
      Islamic fashion is not just about dehumanising and controlling women, it’s about making a political statement.
      If you have friends who need to understand the true nature of Islam, please point them here:

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  4. “Islamic fashion is not just about dehumanising and controlling women, it’s about making a political statement.”

    You hit the nail on the head.

    It also explains why millions of Muslims do not wear the hijab.One of them is the only Muslim woman in Australia’s Parliament, Anne Aly.

    Showing your hair is not lack of modesty.

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