Complaints of discrimination were filed by a Muslim family against the Cook County Forest Preserve. The complaints claim that county employees at a public pool kicked a Muslim family out because of what they were wearing.
The parents were not planning to swim, only to supervise their children, the lawsuit said. They had previously been admitted when not wearing swimsuits.
“A week later, I sent my sister to go to the water park,” Yaqub told WLS-TV, Chicago. “My sister doesn’t wear the Muslim veil on her head. She went in a running suit, or pajama. She wasn’t wearing swimming trunks. The same lady that denied us entry let my sister in with no problem.”
Two lawsuits were filed Wednesday on behalf of a Muslim family which was allegedly barred from entering a Cook County recreational pool last year because of their clothing.
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