There are a few inconsistencies in the logic of the person interviewed. Auroma speaks of removing ‘obstacles’ for immigrants to participate in Finnish society, then speaks of setting in place massive set of curtains. She then invents a family nude swimming period for ethnic Finns to provide a thin veneer for her scheme. I seriously doubt families are going to take to nude swimming with other families, regardless of the Finnish sauna culture. It’s simply not going to happen.
They might have their children swimming in the buff, but we’re talking about toddlers and very young children here, who would never need a curtain in Finnish culture.
The whole situation stinks. For someone to integrate into society, they either conform to the norms of that society, or distance themselves, but its their choice to make. Making sweeping accommodations for their lifestyle choices (that’s what they are, choices) is sealing the idea that we will allow competing societies, with the majority caving into the minority’s every whim and grievance.
This is pure Islamization, with stupid (no doubt well meaning) nincompoops bending over backwards to accommodate the backwards. KGS
H/T: Kumitonttu Who asks: Why? Who has guaranteed all public services to everyone and to fullfill their own individual needs? What if I want to learn scuba-diving – should the city of Vantaa make it happen, or could they possibly advise me to get my special wants from the private market?
Swimming pool purchases curtains for swimmers
HS: Martinlaakso swimming pool will begin swimming periods for immigrants early next year. In practice, after normal business hours are held, the hall’s large windows will be covered with curtains. The arrangements are related to an immigrant directed campaign of Sports For Everyone – in Vantaa’s integration exercise project.
– The Hall was fitted with curtains this autumn. The project is within the framework of our central task to remove all kinds of obstacles. There have been obstacles to immigrants, because the swimming pools are open places, immigrants have not been able possible to participate in swimming activities, says Project Manager Marja Auroma.
The project has been partnered with sports and immigrant organizations, youth organizations and schools.
Auroma justifies the introduction of the curtains, Vantaa intends to allow for swimming for all who want it. Curtains are also used during times school groups are using it, if the group is made up of immigrant children.
Swimming periods for immigrants are centered in Martinlaakso and Korso.
Vantaa has also a swimming pool in Korso thats held separate swimming for immigrants, but the use of curtains has not been necessary because of the swimming pool’s architecture. Martinlaalso’s swimming pool walls are entirely of glass.
– At the moment we do not have similar activities planned for the next year at Tikkurila or at the newly opened swimming pool at Hakunila. We strive to centralize these functions at the Martinlaakso and Korso swimming pools, Auroma says.
Martinlaakso swimming pool is arranging in the autumn for families to swim naked, the curtains will be also used then.