Because Muslims are Persecuted.. Theme park calls off "Muslim Fun Day"
Well this is how the story will be interpreted by Muslims worldwide as they feel being persecuted. Actually, this is not true as generalization is always a bad habit. To be honest, my opinion this is no fun day. How come park rides be segregated by sex? Will that be fun? There is no wonder the day was called off.
Here is the story:
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's biggest theme park has called off the country's first "National Muslim Fun Day" because of lack of interest, the park said Wednesday.
Alton Towers in central England was to open on September 17 for Muslims -- with halal food, a strict dress code and prayer areas.
Music, gambling and alcohol were to be banned for the day and theme park rides such as "Ripsaw," "Corkscrew" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" all segregated by sex.
But the park said the event's organizers, Islamic Leisure, who rented the park for the day and were marketing the event, had called it off due to "insufficient ticket sales."
The fun day had caused some consternation: a non-Muslim couple scheduled to hold their wedding at the park's hotel complained to newspapers that event organizers told them the bride and female guests would have to cover up.
The park promised the party would be exempt from the rules. A park spokeswoman said the wedding would take place as planned. More...