Skip to comments.Saudi woman allowed to compete in hijab
Posted on 07/30/2012 4:46:26 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
LONDON (Reuters) - A female Saudi fighter will take part in the Olympic judo competition after being allowed to wear an Islamic headscarf, or hijab, of a specific design, officials said on Monday.
Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shaherkani is one of only two Saudi women to travel to London after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) lobbied the conservative Islamic kingdom to end its refusal to send women to the Games.
But she had said she would only compete if she was allowed to wear the hijab, and judo officials refused, saying it would be dangerous.
A Saudi National Olympic Committee spokeswoman said the committee, the IOC and the International Judo Federation (IJF) had now agreed on an acceptable form for the headscarf.
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I didn’t think you could use a hijab in judo. I thought it was a boxing move.
I think they should be in full burqas with eye slits.
Do they have a ninja competition? The hijab would be perfect for that.
With any luck she’ll get her head torn off.
Please let me see her getting her azz kicked in that ridiculous outfit.
SAUDI ARABIA IS NOT “CONSERVATIVE”!!!!!!! THEY ARE A BUNCH OF ISLAMIC FANATICS STUCK IN THE EIGHTH CENTURY!!! Sorry Freepers, I have to rant about this...the despicable vile MSM deliberately does that time after time...An American conservative would just tell her to have a great competition...and bring home a medal too!;)
Easy Peasy.....Insted of chalk dip your hands in a few slices of ham/bacon and your Islamic Competition is gone!
It aint covering enough!
Do you think that’s really a female in there? Looks like Robert Gibbs to me.
She also said she should be beheaded if she failed to win a medal . . .
Much better. I feel for her, though. Female and Saudi isn’t any easy way to go through life.
Yeah, I feel sorry for the second one.
So what. It’s just a Gi with a hoodie. It may, however, affect her peripheral vision giving the advantage to her opponent.
This Saudi competitor looks like she can actually compete. The judo competitor looks like she’s more suited to Sumo.
I am sure the Judo has weight classes.
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