Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Muslim Fun Day
PSAYINGS.5A.12. We were so very sorry to read this story last week:
Theme park calls off "Muslim Fun Day"
Wed Aug 2, 2006 2:40pm ET
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's biggest theme park has called off the country's first "National Muslim Fun Day" because of lack of interest, the park said Wednesday.
Alton Towers in central England was to open on September 17 for Muslims -- with halal food, a strict dress code and prayer areas.
Music, gambling and alcohol were to be banned for the day and theme park rides... segregated by sex.
But the park said the event's organizers, Islamic Leisure, who rented the park for the day and were marketing the event, had called it off due to "insufficient ticket sales."
"Alton Towers is disappointed that the planned Family Fun Day Sunday 17th September has had to be canceled," the park said in a statement.
We're convinced that muslims like fun as much as the next guy, so we decided to check out Alton Towers to see if there was some deficiency in their product offering. We found this video, which made the problem obvious -- not muslim enough by half. Too much ordinary, decadent western frivolity.
If the Alton Towers folks would like to try again, here are some suggestions for some Islamic fun that'll bring all 1.7 million Brit muslims through the gates in a flash.
Roller Coaster Ride
Up, down, and all around. Slam bang fun.
Note the custom-painted U.N. bumper cars.
Mommies, buy all the toys they want and buckle them on.
And we've got great prizes for the winners.
You won't find any scarier apparitions anywhere.
Okay, some of the comedians bomb, but they're muslims.
The Tunnel of Love
Well, we think it'd be fun anyway. Let us know when you've got your act together, and we'll be over there in a jiff.