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Saudi woman allowed to compete in hijab
Reuters ^ | July 30, 2012 | Michael Holden and Mohammed Abbas

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at ca.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012olympics; muslimwomen; olympics

1 posted on 07/30/2012 4:46:31 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I didn’t think you could use a hijab in judo. I thought it was a boxing move.


2 posted on 07/30/2012 4:47:41 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Woe to them...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think they should be in full burqas with eye slits.


3 posted on 07/30/2012 4:51:14 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Do they have a ninja competition? The hijab would be perfect for that.


4 posted on 07/30/2012 4:52:00 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

With any luck she’ll get her head torn off.


5 posted on 07/30/2012 4:53:32 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Free ThinkerNY

LOL

Please let me see her getting her azz kicked in that ridiculous outfit.

LOL


6 posted on 07/30/2012 4:53:45 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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!;)


7 posted on 07/30/2012 4:55:21 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Free ThinkerNY

8 posted on 07/30/2012 4:55:34 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Easy Peasy.....Insted of chalk dip your hands in a few slices of ham/bacon and your Islamic Competition is gone!


9 posted on 07/30/2012 4:57:56 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: iowamark

Yipes!
It aint covering enough!


10 posted on 07/30/2012 4:58:10 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
why??? it's NOT in their book of lies and perversions...
11 posted on 07/30/2012 4:59:00 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: mylife

Do you think that’s really a female in there? Looks like Robert Gibbs to me.


12 posted on 07/30/2012 5:01:03 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She also said she should be beheaded if she failed to win a medal . . .


13 posted on 07/30/2012 5:03:39 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Nervous Tick
Here is the other Saudi girl.


14 posted on 07/30/2012 5:05:03 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Much better. I feel for her, though. Female and Saudi isn’t any easy way to go through life.


15 posted on 07/30/2012 5:09:07 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Yeah, I feel sorry for the second one.


16 posted on 07/30/2012 5:12:35 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Sorry but if your oppressive religion requires you to be covered head to toe then stay out of sports. I would refuse to compete against you. Imagine the uproar if your head dress gets accidentally pulled off. Idiots in your religion would want to cut my head off.
17 posted on 07/30/2012 5:14:10 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So what. It’s just a Gi with a hoodie. It may, however, affect her peripheral vision giving the advantage to her opponent.


18 posted on 07/30/2012 5:15:45 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: mylife

This Saudi competitor looks like she can actually compete. The judo competitor looks like she’s more suited to Sumo.


19 posted on 07/30/2012 5:26:08 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: tbw2

I am sure the Judo has weight classes.


20 posted on 07/30/2012 5:32:47 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

[ Sorry but if your oppressive religion requires you to be covered head to toe then stay out of sports. I would refuse to compete against you. Imagine the uproar if your head dress gets accidentally pulled off. Idiots in your religion would want to cut my head off. ]

They should have the Olympics be like how they used to run them a long time ago in Greece, Nekkid!


21 posted on 07/30/2012 5:34:28 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This could be Lizzie Warren because she’ s Saudi Arabian......when it’s to her benefit.


22 posted on 07/30/2012 5:34:39 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SampleMan

[ Do they have a ninja competition? The hijab would be perfect for that. ]

I want to make a bumper sticker that has a picture of a ninja’s head and the caption: Only Ninja should look like this.


23 posted on 07/30/2012 5:35:43 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: reg45
They said she has a specialty hajib.
I am certain that they addressed that issue.


24 posted on 07/30/2012 5:39:07 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Nervous Tick

Do you think that’s really a female in there? Looks like Robert Gibbs to me.
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By golly, you are right. That IS Robert Gibbs!


25 posted on 07/30/2012 5:46:57 PM PDT by ruesrose (It's possible to be clueless without being blonde.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

That was terrible. :)


26 posted on 07/30/2012 5:48:56 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good. All religions should be treated with mutual respect. If there is a problem with some muslims disrespecting other religions, this is a good example for them to follow. Lead by example. In the words of the old song, “...they will know we are Christians by out love...”.


27 posted on 07/30/2012 5:52:23 PM PDT by rem_mitchell
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To: Nervous Tick
Do you think that’s really a female in there? Looks like Robert Gibbs to me.

My first thought was Uncle Fester.

28 posted on 07/30/2012 5:54:27 PM PDT by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: EEGator

I’ll be here all week. Don’t forget to try the roast beef.


29 posted on 07/30/2012 5:54:40 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Woe to them...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

-—— Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shaherkani -——

Say that five ties fast....I can’t say it once....

I wonder if she still needs to have a male relative to escort her around....

I also wonder what rules will be relaxed if and when her special hijab gets ripped off her head....

As her opponent that’s what I go for first to throw her off her game....


30 posted on 07/30/2012 6:07:44 PM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: mylife; Nervous Tick

Sarah Attar (the second girl) actually grew up in Escondido, California (north of San Diego) and is going to Pepperdine. She runs in tanks and shorts and dresses like any other Californian.

She’s just got dual US-Saudi citizenship b/c her dad is Saudi, and she was asked to compete for Saudi so they had a “legitimate” female athlete. It all happened very quickly.

Sarah’s been all over the local news, including that her family was told to have ALL pictures of her removed from the internet from her schools - all previous competition pictures (where she wasn’t covered) including ones where she really wasn’t even truly identifiable - as well as all biographical/family details. They (the family) aren’t sure why it needed to happen, and newer articles are now making it sound like it was their idea, but they made the requests and the schools all accommodated quickly. Of course they can’t as easily get other sources to remove them!

Sarah actually graduated from Escondido High School, the same school Amber DuBois (kidnapped and killed along with Chelsea King, of Poway) went to before her life was tragically cut short by John Gardener.

Anyway, despite what they’re trying to make it seem, Sarah is far from truly Saudi in any real sense of what the KSA would like to make it seem. She’s really a down to earth Californian who got a chance to run in the Olympics because her dad is from Saudi and that gave her enough ties herself to be asked to compete.


31 posted on 07/30/2012 6:12:32 PM PDT by mfccinsd
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Here's her opponent in her first match:
32 posted on 07/30/2012 6:17:30 PM PDT by DManA
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To: mfccinsd

Cool! Thanks for the info. Glad to hear she’s got a future.


33 posted on 07/30/2012 6:20:13 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: mfccinsd

Hey... isn’t Pepperdine a CHRISTIAN school?


34 posted on 07/30/2012 6:21:19 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: mfccinsd

Thanks for the info!


35 posted on 07/30/2012 6:26:31 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

36 posted on 07/30/2012 6:30:37 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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To: Dogbert41

Freeko cult!


37 posted on 07/30/2012 6:34:14 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: beethovenfan

There is a mosque on a side street in mid-town Houston very close to one of our high schools. Their attendance is huge and there no longer is parking available anywhere for blocks around when they are having a service. I completely forgot about the traffic situation and turned down the street last week. Came upon at least a dozen women who were leaving service attired in black from head to toe with only slit openings for their eyes. In spite of the fact that the temperatures were in the 90’s, I felt a very cold chill pass over me and thought perhaps I had entered the twilight zone.


38 posted on 07/30/2012 6:51:19 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I taught martial arts for twenty years. I taught many techniques using the collar of an opponents uniform or jacket against him. It would be wonderful to see a throw or a choke executed using the hijab against it’s wearer.


39 posted on 07/30/2012 7:03:29 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Legalize Freedom!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What a ridiculous farce.


40 posted on 07/30/2012 8:24:52 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: bigheadfred

“With any luck she’ll get her head torn off.”

Not necessary.

Just needs to have the hijab torn off by the competition.

Will make for an interesting finish!


41 posted on 07/30/2012 8:47:39 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I guess there won’t be a Saudi team competing in the Olympic women’s beach volley ball.


42 posted on 07/30/2012 9:34:12 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: rem_mitchell

It is Saudi (Islamic State) law to disrespect/prohibit all other religions. Welcome to FR.


43 posted on 08/02/2012 1:36:12 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: a fool in paradise

“It is Saudi (Islamic State) law to disrespect/prohibit all other religions. Welcome to FR.”
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That’s what I was saying, by acting with religious tolerance we can show a clear difference that even the most hard headed cannot miss. We come out ahead with no effort at all.


44 posted on 08/02/2012 1:42:51 PM PDT by rem_mitchell
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To: rem_mitchell
Welcome to FR.

That’s what I was saying, by acting with religious tolerance we can show a clear difference that even the most hard headed cannot miss.

Even if the Saudis don't miss the "clear difference," they will still not allow another religion to build a church in the house of Saud, nor will they stop executing homosexuals.

It's what they do.

5.56mm

45 posted on 08/02/2012 1:50:00 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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