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Legoland Cancels “Muslim Family Fun Day” After Threats From Violent Anti-Muslim Groups

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Legoland Cancels “Muslim Family Fun Day” After Threats From Violent Anti-Muslim Groups

The hysteria over “Muslim Family Fun Day” in the UK (h/t: Farhan) sounds very familiar, as a similar anxiety and hysteria was witnessed here in the USA last year when some Muslim groups organized a Muslim Family Day at Six Flags Great America,

There has been a Muslim Family Day at Six Flags Amusement Parks in many cities across the U.S. for 10 years now, since 2000.  The idea was to plan a special day after Ramadan.  This year some of these Family Days will be held on September 12th, and that has set off a firestorm of objections.  Some even calling the event a “stab in the eye” of Americans, or “spitting in the face” of Americans.

Glenn Beck wonders why they (those Muslims) would be so insensitive as to pick a day so close to 9/11.  Obviously his crack research staff needs to be replaced.  That is the weekend after the end of Ramadan this year.  The Islamic calendar is lunar rather than solar, so events on the Islamic calendar move forward by approximately 11 days each year in the lunar calendar.  In a couple of years this event will be coming in August rather than September.  In 2009 the events were planned around September 21, in 2008 around October 1, in 2007 around October 14 – you get the idea.

The Tea Party Patriots website (the same folks that brought you the “bring your dogs” protest of the Temecula mosque) has a page which posts the rantings of all sorts of bigots claiming that this is a“symbolic victory”, “this is all about conquest”, “Islam is not a religion”, “STOP THE SILENCE. STOP THE NONSENCE. STOP THE MUSLIM DAY – THEY ARE NOT AMERICANS. THEY DO NOT ABIDE BY OUR CONSTITUTION – THEY ARE NOT ONE OF US – YOU ARE EITHER WITH US OR AGAINST US – MAKE YOUR DECISION.”, ” Islam tells people it is OK to be two-faced liars”, ” they cannot ever respect our constitution because it’s in direct violation with Sharia and how they must abide by a set of laws called dualism, compelling them to lie to others”, “there is no such thing of (sic) a ‘mild’ muslim”.

Legoland cancels Muslim family fun day in fear of “guest and employee safety”

(5Pillarz)

The family fun day which was organised by Sheikh Haitham al Haddad of the Muslim Research and Development Foundation (MRDF) for Sunday 9th March will not be going ahead after a barrage of violent messages were made by far-right Islamophobic extremists.

The English Defence League, Casuals United and other far-right groups vowed to hold a protest outside Legoland, many threatening to use violence to prevent the family outing.

Legoland issued the following statement:  

“The Legoland Windsor Resort prides itself on welcoming everyone to our wonderful attraction; however due to unfortunate circumstances the private event scheduled for Sunday 9th March will no longer take place. This was an incredibly difficult made after discussions with the organisers and local Thames Valley Police, following the receipt of a number of threatening phone calls, emails and social media posts to the Resort over the last couple of weeks.

“These alone have led us to conclude that we can no longer guarantee the happy fun family event which was envisaged or the safety of our guests and employees on the day – which is always our number one priority.

“Sadly it is our belief that deliberate misinformation fuelled by a small group with a clear agenda was designed expressly to achieve this outcome. We are appalled at what has occurred, and at the fact that the real losers in this are the many families and children who were looking forward to an enjoyable day out at Legoland.

“We would like to apologies to them and to the organisers, and to thank them for their understanding. We hope that they will all be able to come to visit us during the season.”

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26 Comments »

  1. why couldn’t it just be a general Family Fun Day?

  2. I would still go. Blacks went to Six Flags (Called Adventureland), despite threats, and animosity in the peak of the Civil Rights Movement. I am tired of being meek with these fools. Fight Back, dammit!

  3. So these groups that have a problem with Islam being a “religion of violence” are threatening them with violence? I can smell the irony from here.

  4. How disgusting.

  5. Stella, this was a private out of season booking, none of anyones business tbh

  6. All of the fast food outlets there would have been halal

  7. My 10 year old daughter was scheduled to go along with her youth club, now she hates the EDL and all the other islamophobic groups.

  8. Not at a KKK family day

  9. :(

  10. They should’ve still held the day, mainly as way to say “We will not be intimidated by bigots.” and The park should have told the bigots to fuck off.

  11. Well, that’s sad…

  12. ashamed to be English (well almost – those morons are a small minority)

  13. “The English Defence League, Casuals United and other far-right groups vowed to hold a protest outside Legoland, many threatening to use violence to prevent the family outing.” Wow! That’s real nice and peaceful! Bigots are so ignorant!

  14. “The English Defence League, Casuals United and other far-right groups vowed to hold a protest outside Legoland, many threatening to use violence to prevent the family outing.” Wow! That’s real nice and peaceful! Bigots are so ignorant!

  15. What a shame. If the shoe was on the other foot they would be howling about how they were being oppressed by the “evil Muslims”. Fortunately, they are the minority. Unfortunately, they also cry the loudest with their hatred and threats, because their fear and hate is what drives them.

  16. What a shame. If the shoe was on the other foot they would be howling about how they were being oppressed by the “evil Muslims”. Fortunately, they are the minority. Unfortunately, they also cry the loudest with their hatred and threats, because their fear and hate is what drives them.

  17. Hatred is too great a burden to bear so I chose love. I wish some folks in the UK would follow my lead. We are all united as human beings, children of God. The late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said if we don’t live as brothers and I assume he meant sisters too we’ll perish together as fools. Long live love life and happiness.

  18. Terrible

  19. Ugh!this makes me so angry! Our events are being cancelled due to bigots. At what point do we take a stand against them and do what we are legally able to do in our country? The City of Dearborn, MI cancelled the Arab festival last summer due to bigots. So sad as this was a huge family event that many look forward to each year. How is this fair to our kids?

  20. Not cool. This IS America.
    Everyone should enjoy Legoland.

  21. Unreal that this would happen!

  22. Legoland shouldn’t have closed the place, rather they should’ve beefed up security, it’s sucks they caved in.

  23. How unfortunate and maddening

  24. Sad.

  25. How Sad!!!

  26. No they were protesting the fact that the day was excluding non Muslims.

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