"DebbieDoesPolitics.com www.debbieschlussel.com/ Debbie Schlussel: Your Gym Now Allah's Gym (& Mosque), The Sequel: Muslim Woman Bitches Over Prayer at Gym By Debbie Schlussel Back in April, we told you about Fitness USA, the Michigan-based national gym chain. We dubbed it "Weakness USA," because the gym built a divider (between men and women) in its Lincoln Park, Michigan (not a largely Muslim area . . . yet) location to bow to Muslim women's demand to wear skimpy clothing and not have men see them. The women, Arrwa Mogalli and Ammerah Saidi, got their wish over this private gym by whining to the media and Islamic "civil rights" groups. We warned, then, that this was the slippery slope. And we were right. Now, Wardeh Sultan--a Palestinian Muslim woman from Dearbornistan--is whining because someone interrupted her PRAYER at her location of the gym (the city isn't given in the report by Detroit Newsistan resident pro-Islamist and fabricator, Gregg Krupa). (And she's mad that the gym manager allegedly told her that the rest of us don't have to respect Allah. The crime.) That's right, her PRAYER. Not her workout. Not her 5-mile run on the treadmill. Not her weightlifting or session in the steam room. No, her Islamic PRAYER. Question: When you hear of an establishment called "Fitness USA," do you think it's a place to work out? Or a place to pray to Allah? A place to exercise your body or a place to exercise your religion? Detroit area Muslims who are imposing their will anywhere and everywhere now say they have the right to pray in your gym unfettered. So you're trying to lift weights? So, what? Please adjust your workout so Wardeh and Ahmed can kneel toward Mecca. And please don't drip your sweat on her hijab or step on her prayer mat. "Allah Hu Akbar." Sultan is angry because someone had the gall to interrupt her prayer session . . . AT THE GYM! And she's mad that the manager told her, "The manager told me, 'You have to respect her (the patron), but she does not have to respect your God,'" said Wardeh Sultan of Dearborn. "I've had my membership for seven or eight years, and I've never had a problem with praying there. "I told that manager, 'I can't believe you said that" Sultan said. "Honestly, I feel humiliated and I feel ashamed, right now, to go back to Fitness USA." If you feel humiliated praying at a gym, you should be. It's a place to work out. It ain't a mosque (or a house of prayer). Predictably, as the gym did with the divider for Muslim women, it is kowtowing yet again. Welcome to the Dhimmified Gym, which is now "investigating" this absurd claim: "We will, as we will with any complaint involving our staff and a member, be doing a full and thorough investigation of the matter and take any appropriate action we need to take," said Jodi Berry, executive director of Fitness USA. "We want every member to get a good exercise experience every time they come to the club." Somehow this is a "violation" of the First Amendment right of freedom of religion, according to The Detroit Newsistan's pro-Islamist reporter, who apparently never heard of the right for private businesses to decide to be gyms instead of mosques, or the fact that Islamic prayer in the middle of a cramped gym might be a safety and litigation hazard: The allegations are among a series of recent complaints by Muslims who say they are free to practice their religion in the United States, until someone tells them they cannot. Recently, the same Fitness USA facility enacted a new dress code to allow Muslim women to wear more modest clothing, in compliance with some Islamic practices. Correction: As we noted, in the Lincoln Park Fitness USA, the rules were changed the other way. A divider was built so Muslim women could remove modest clothing, wear skimpy outfits, and not be seen by men. They want it a million different ways--all in the name of Infidels kowtowing to extremist Islamic whims. What every happened to "the melting pot"? Apparently, that dynamic has changed. Now, we're supposed to melt into some sort of Islamic souffle. The Detroit Newsistan "reporter" goes further and invokes the Flying Imams who were apparently doing a dry run for a hijacking or terrorist attack. And apparently, this woman was testing the system to see what she could get away with at her mosque, er . . . gym. And since her gym is Weakness USA, she can get away with a lot. Just watch for Fitness USA to establish a prayer room, and fire a few people over this. This story has everything, too . . . including my "friend," FBI Award Revokee and "former" Islamic terrorist Imad Hamad (a close buddy of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Michigan Chief Brian Moskowitz a/k/a "Abu Moskowitz"): Imad Hamad, regional director of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, which lodged a formal complaint with Fitness USA on behalf of Sultan, said the recent spate of conflicts results from a growing intolerance of Islam and a growing restiveness among Muslims that their rights to speak freely and worship are increasingly at risk. "They (Muslims) are resenting that they are to be suppressed from expressing themselves freely, like others," Hamad said. "It's OK for a Christian fellow or a Jewish fellow to pray, and it would be regarded highly and respected. When it comes to a person of Muslim faith, especially if a woman is wearing the head cover or a man with a typical clergy outfit, yeah, it is becoming like something that is offensive to people and making them nervous." Hello . . .? If someone is praying at my gym, it will make me nervous. It should make you nervous. It should make us all nervous. And by the way, I've NEVER seen any Christians or Jews, including myself (a religious Jew), pray at the gym. We know what the place is for and why we're there. You want to pray? Go to your mosque, Wardeh Habibti. Sultan said that, like all pious Muslims, she prays five times daily. She also wears a veil and a long dress, in observance of her faith. Born in Jordan, of Palestinian descent, Sultan arrived in Detroit 17 years ago, before moving to Dearborn. She is an American citizen. Remind us again why we let her--a woman who wants to impose her religion on a gym!--in and gave her citizenship. This is the stuff I've been arguing that the new citizenship test does nothing to test. Sultan said she came to the United States to secure her freedom and to avoid intolerance. "We're here in the great United States and for this happening, it truly breaks my heart," she said. "You know, things are starting to change backwards, instead of frontward. We need to keep this United States, our country, up on our shoulders. We don't want it to go down." We've given her and her fellow co-religionists tolerance ad absurdum in this country, far more than a Christian or Jew or any other non-Muslim would have in her country of origin. And that's the problem. Islam dominates all life in extremist Jordan, where 88% of the country believes in homicide bombings and that Bin Laden is a great leader (according to Pew polls of Jordan). And this woman and her extremist community want to dominate all aspects of American life, including the gym. Unfortunately, Islamic America has found gyms like Fitness USA that are all too willing to bend over for them. Physical fitness aside, it's yet another sign that there is little moral Fitness in the USA.