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University, Muslim community react to accusations of 'Sharia swimming' at summer camp
by Brian Fitzpatrick and Ashley Martin
After recent reports that boys and girls were segregated for swimming at a University of Regina-run summer camp, one online group's use of the term 'Sharia swimming' has led a Regina imam and camp leaders to call for calm.
The controversy arose after the long-running summer camp began integrating some 14 children from Syria, after consultations with the federal government.
With the Syrian contingent being mostly Muslim, for religious reasons the boys and girls were kept separate at pool time. However, a complaint was received after non-Muslim children were also then segregated, for what the university called practical reasons.
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