Delaware city reverses policy on rule used to exclude Muslim swimmers

WILMINGTON, Del. — The mayor of Delaware’s biggest city is apologizing after Muslim children were asked to stay out of a municipal pool because of their clothing.

In a statement issued Saturday night, Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki said the city was wrong to use a vaguely-worded policy to bar Muslim kids wearing cotton shirts, shorts and headscarves from the city’s Foster Brown pool.

“‪We should be held accountable for what happened and how poorly we assessed this incident. I...

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