Now wait a minute. Can someone fill me in here? I know that the well-heeled can buy the exclusive use of an amusement park for a day, but isn't it a violation of anti-discrimination laws for a park to restrict admission on the basis of religion? Will ticket buyers have to recite the Shahada, the Muslim profession of faith?
Or is this something that happens all the time, and Christian groups often buy out Six Flags for a Christian-only day? Let me know, please.
From the Islamic Circle of North America, with thanks to Ali Dashti:
Insha Allah, on September 17, 2004, the New Jersey theme park, Six Flags Great Adventure, is set to be transformed as 'The Great Muslim Adventure Day', an event organized by ICNA. This event is designed to provide entertainment for the entire family! Alhamdulillah, the entire park is reserved for Muslims only!
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Imam Zaid Shakir will lead Jummah prayers at Six Flags Great Adventure at 2 pm, Insha Allah. Be there!
Last time, this event was attended by more than 10,000 Muslims, making it the largest Muslim gathering in the North East. Insha Allah, this year, this multi-ethnic event will bring Muslims together in fun environment and we will be able to teach our kids while they enjoy their day in the park.
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Insha Allah, buses are being arranged by several communities. Alhamdulillah, busses will be allowed to enter Safari.
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Theme Park Open from Noon - 11 PM
Wild Safari Open from 12 noon - 5 PM (last car enters Safari at 4 PM)
Rides start opening at 3 PM after Jummah
Jummah Prayers at 2 PM
Two special Dolphin shows at 3 PM and 6 PM
Special show for kids at 5 PM
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We appreciate all the help in promoting this event. Please print the flyer and distribute in your community.
UPDATE: It seems that Six Flags is closed to the public that Friday, and other Fridays in September, although Fridays in October it is open. My guess is that they rent the park out to groups after the summer season. I'll get a question in to them and let you know. (Note to CBS and the Boston Globe: That is known as "reporting." Or maybe I'll just whip up a fictional memo proving my point and head straight for the bar.)