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Muslim Woman + Public Pool = ?

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Muslim Woman + Public Pool = ?

My alarm to wake up in the morning is a local radio station. Two days ago, I woke up to the sound of a heated discussion that was happening between the radio host and a few callers. A Muslim woman had called in to talk about her experience at her condominium’s swimming pool. She had gone swimming wearing leggings and a loose shirt, however she was told to leave the pool by the life guard because apparently, swimming in this apparel would cause a “chemical reaction” with the chlorine. She was told she would only be able to swim if she wore the standard bikini.

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