‘Non-Muslim’ father banned from London pool
“I arrived at the pool to discover that they were holding what staff described to me as ‘Muslim men-only swimming’,” he said.
“I asked whether my son and I could go as we were both male. I was told that the session was for Muslims only and that we could not be admitted.”
Mr Toube then spoke to the duty manager, who confirmed he could not enter.
“I asked what would happen if I turned up and insisted I was Muslim.
“The manager suggested that they might ask the Muslims swimming if they minded my son and I swimming with them. If they didn’t object, we might be allowed in.”
Mr Toube claimed he was told by a member of staff on a subsequent visit that it was a “requirement of the Muslim religion that Muslims could not swim with non-Muslims”.
/Jim Crow comes to Britain