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TURKEY: Cheerleaders go for modesty at Iran-U.S. basketball game
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/babylonbeyond/2010/09/turkey-iran-us-cheerleaders-basketball-hijab-.html ^

Posted on 09/03/2010 4:48:41 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA

The United States, including Lakers star Lamar Odom, blew out Iran score-wise in the basketball game between the two teams in the FIBA World Championship in Istanbul on Wednesday with an 88-51 victory over the Islamic Republic.

But Iran may have won a smaller victory. It may have prompted the otherwise lightly clad Ukrainian cheerleaders to dress a little more conservatively for the game.

Patrick Baumann, secretary-general of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), said "special arrangements" had been made prior to the game on Wednesday regarding the dancers' outfits to respect cultural sensitivities, reported Reuters.

"It is a balance between respecting the culture and making sure basketball delivers all the pace, excitement and entertainment that goes with the World Championship," the news agency quoted him as saying at a news conference.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cheerleaders; dhimmitude; iran; islam; islamofascism; muslim; turkey

1 posted on 09/03/2010 4:48:44 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

You’ll have to check out those Ukrainian Cheerleaders on your lonesome. They would be distracting.


2 posted on 09/03/2010 4:57:45 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Red in Blue PA
This is just wrong...


vs.


3 posted on 09/03/2010 4:58:21 AM PDT by TSgt (And the war came.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Iranian cheerleader team.

4 posted on 09/03/2010 5:02:49 AM PDT by TSgt (And the war came.)
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To: muawiyah

Could have gone as belly dancers?


5 posted on 09/03/2010 5:10:13 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776; All

I can see their dilemna. What with 8 cheerleaders and only 3 more “Member’s Only” jackets in existence: What were they to do ?


6 posted on 09/03/2010 5:14:20 AM PDT by Celerity
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To: Celerity

I think the dude from Iran (too early to try to spell that one) just bought the last 3 on Ebay anyway...


7 posted on 09/03/2010 5:17:23 AM PDT by homegroan (Proud member of the Hoi Polloi......ILLIGITIMA NON CARBORUNDUM..... -that's 4U Dad!))
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To: TSgt

I don’t think their regular outfits are offensive; of course my husband doesn’t make me wear a sheet over my head when I leave the house either.


8 posted on 09/03/2010 5:19:32 AM PDT by homegroan (Proud member of the Hoi Polloi......ILLIGITIMA NON CARBORUNDUM..... -that's 4U Dad!))
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To: homegroan

He lets you leave the house?!!


9 posted on 09/03/2010 5:44:41 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

In other words .... Suck up to the Muslims. Again.

(Now, let’s see if they permit an Israeli flag (or star of David outfits and banners) at the Israeli games ...


10 posted on 09/03/2010 6:24:32 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: TSgt

Looks like a Death March......


11 posted on 09/03/2010 6:28:22 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: TSgt

No this is a staff meeting for the Istanbul Hooters.


12 posted on 09/03/2010 6:30:36 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: TSgt

Absolutely FRIGHTENING. No wonder their children grow up to be monsters.


13 posted on 09/03/2010 6:32:08 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: massgopguy
Muslims might not be such an uptight people if they were to change from the burka to this.

14 posted on 09/03/2010 6:33:30 AM PDT by TSgt (And the war came.)
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To: TSgt

The animal outfits look ridiculous. The white tee shirts look fine.

The whole idea of having a strip show at a basketball game is silly.


15 posted on 09/03/2010 6:41:48 AM PDT by ladyjane
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