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The Hijab at the Olympics (A Saudi Arabian Olympian gets in touch with her inner Venus Williams)
American Thinker ^ | 08/03/2012 | Jeannie DeAngelis

Posted on 08/03/2012 7:16:32 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

The Summer 2012 Olympics in London are supplying the world with exactly the type of ethnic variety that multicultural globalists currently hold in such high esteem. Face it, where else can Olympic fans see female competitors play beach volleyball in orange string bikinis and then be treated to the spectacle of a heavyweight judo competitor from Saudi Arabia rolling around on a mat in a hijab?

That's right - for the first time ever, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has agreed to send female athletes to compete in this year's Olympics. The competitors are jujitsu champ Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shaherkani and a Pepperdine University 800-meter track and field runner with dual citizenship named Sarah Attar.

If a woman with a bare head disturbs Muslim sensibilities, all praise goes to Allah that the female Saudi delegation didn't pick beach volleyball as a sport.

After all, London Mayor Boris Johnson says that the London beach volleyball players "Glisten like wet otters." To the delight of male admirers, the British team works the volleyball while "Cheerleaders dance the conga between points, sand sweepers are greeted by the Benny Hill theme song 'Yakety Sax,' and the female athletes leave little to the imagination in eye-catching skimpy uniforms."

Yet, despite the unenticing idea of a sweaty woman running track and field in a layered skull cap, long sleeves and wind-defiant trousers, both Sarah and Wojdan have a unique opportunity to pave the way for the women of Saudi Arabia to get in touch with their inner Venus Williams.

And while being called a "glistening otter" may be a compliment to some, to others being a Saudi female allowed to compete in the Olympics is much more impressive,

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Religion; Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: hijab; olympics; saudiarabia

Sarah Attar marches into the Olympics Stadium with the Saudi team
1 posted on 08/03/2012 7:16:40 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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2 posted on 08/03/2012 7:18:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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Saudi Arabian track and field 2012 Olympic competitor Sarah Attar.
3 posted on 08/03/2012 7:20:15 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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It would be a darned shame if she inadvertently got strangled by her hijab now wouldn’t it?


4 posted on 08/03/2012 7:21:06 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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It would be a darned shame if she inadvertently got strangled by her hijab now wouldn’t it?


5 posted on 08/03/2012 7:21:22 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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Saudi Arabia's Wojdan Shaherkani (white) competes with Puerto Rico's Melissa Mojica (blue) during their women's +78kg judo contest match of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
6 posted on 08/03/2012 7:22:30 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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Sarah is a pretty woman.


7 posted on 08/03/2012 7:25:42 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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What a hussy. I can see her nose and everything.


8 posted on 08/03/2012 7:28:02 AM PDT by DManA
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Persian and many Arabian women are gorgeous! The Mediterranean complexion paired with sometimes light-colored eyes and dark, heavy, straight hair are amazing, IMO.

I dated a very beautiful Lebanese girl in college. Her family was not happy that she was dating a white Catholic boy, and to this day, I think she dated me just to spite them. She mesmerized me though. Her eyes still haunt me.

I wonder if having to train in full garb helps them or hurts them in the heat of the middle east.


9 posted on 08/03/2012 7:29:35 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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RE: Sarah is a pretty woman.

Trying saying that out loud in Saudi Arabia... (pretty soon, you’ll have to explain that you were referring to Sarah Palin ).


10 posted on 08/03/2012 7:34:49 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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I can see her wrist!

Stones!!! Bring stones!!!


11 posted on 08/03/2012 7:35:36 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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Persian and many Arabian women are gorgeous!

An Iranian guy lived down the hall in my dorm. All the Iranian women aquintances/girlfriends were all 8.5/10+ and that is not exaggerating.

This woman is Syrian.. stunning.


12 posted on 08/03/2012 7:35:58 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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Just wow.

The eastern European down through Arabia and Persian genus of women are simply jaw-dropping.


13 posted on 08/03/2012 7:38:32 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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The ME is really changing. Some ME guys post on a forum on a bodybuilding site I post. They talk of the parties were the women show up in hijabs but as soon as they enter the party the hijabs come off, the miniskirts and tight dresses go on and when they leave the hijabs go back on. The younger generation in the ME love the western ways for the most part. Victoria Secret has stores now in many ME countries.

The world is becoming smaller every day.

14 posted on 08/03/2012 7:46:37 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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"What a hussy. I can see her nose and everything." ♪ Ta Da Dish ♫ Funny of the day! Thanks for the laugh.
15 posted on 08/03/2012 7:48:32 AM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kaffir!)
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16 posted on 08/03/2012 7:51:35 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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Further evidence that Muslim women are forced to cover themselves because Muslim men have no self-control.


17 posted on 08/03/2012 7:52:27 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (EAT MOR CHIKIN)
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That is why I married one, Mrs. Kc Lion is Palestinian and is the most Beautiful woman on earth and I am not just saying that because she is watching me type this. Lol

The only catch to those of you hunting for your perfect wife is don't look at Arabian girls if you think they are push overs because the Muslim Men are insecure with themselves and force them to wear the Burka, Hajab et al.

These women are some of the most ferocious you will EVER meet. They make great friends, but even worse enemies.

18 posted on 08/03/2012 7:59:53 AM PDT by KC_Lion (No more Grand Old Progressives! Vote Conservative-Libertarian-Tea Party!)
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19 posted on 08/03/2012 8:04:24 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Worst. President. Ever.)
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The Pepperdine muzzie certainly wasn’t HELPED by her ROO (Robe of Oppression).. She got smoked in qualifying for the 100m.. She finished last 4+ seconds behind the leader

But at least she got to participate.. That’s what it’s all about.. I guess


20 posted on 08/03/2012 8:21:14 AM PDT by JoshuaLawrenceChamberlain
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In the ancient Greek Olympic games athletes competed nude. Imagine the TV ratings if that tradition were revived. However I don’t think we would have any Saudi female participants in that case.


21 posted on 08/03/2012 8:23:51 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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Interesting fact about the ancient Olympics. They competed nude so nobody could pull weapons on their opponent during competition. Especially in wrestling. Having a rock or knife gave one a distinct advantage.


22 posted on 08/03/2012 9:44:14 AM PDT by gusty
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