Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Female Saudi judoka WILL fight in a hijab

This is just wonderful, swell, and peachy keen.  For the first time ever, two Saudi women will compete in the Olympics.  Thanks to our (the West's) arm twisting and persuasion we have forced those wily old Saudi kings and princes to bow to Western might.  And we have to pay only one small price for this victory; we have to immediately change the rules to allow for a Muslim "religious" requirement that a woman must be allowed to wear a head scarf during competition.  That's all.  Just bow to Muslim "religious" requirements and submit to Islamic supremacy.  In other words, voluntarily become dhimmis. 

However these women do in the competitions, they have already won the biggest battle of their lives.  They are the tools used to humiliate and bring to heel the mighty West.   
The saddest thing is that by and large, we (the West) have no inkling that we have just given Islam another strategic victory in their Grand Jihad against the West. We actually hail this submission to Islam as a great example of superior Western tolerance and multiculturalism. 

Now lets all pat ourselves on the back and bow down to our Muslim masters. 


Female Saudi judoka WILL fight in a hijab... agreement reached with Olympic officials to allow her to wear headscarf in competition

    * Wodjan Shaherkani will compete in judo after an agreement is reached on with International Judo Federation on the kind of headscarf she can wear
    * The 16-year-old +78kg judoka had been told last week by the IFJ that she would not be allowed to compete in Islamic-compliant dress
    * Decision comes as debate heats up in Saudi Arabia over whether female athletes should have been included in the country's Olympic team
    * Shaherkani and teammate Sarah Attar - the first women to represent the kingdom at any Olympics - were included after pressure from the IOC

By Matt Blake and Damien Gayle

PUBLISHED: 06:01 EST, 31 July 2012 | UPDATED: 06:11 EST, 31 July 2012

A female Saudi Arabian judoka will be allowed to compete in the Olympics while wearing her hijab, it has emerged.

Wodjan Shaherkani's participation in the London 2012 Games had been in doubt after the International Judo Federation said she needed to remove the head scarf for her match.

But Saudi Olympic Committee (SOC) spokesman Razan Baker announced yesterday that the IJF had relented its stance after negotiations between officials, clearing the way for Shaherkani to fight on Friday.

She and teammate Sarah Attar, the kingdom's first ever female Olympic competitors, have both signed agreements agreeing to compete only in kit that 'sticks to Islamic principles,' Ms Baker told CNN.

The decision comes as the inclusion of female athletes for the first time ever in the Saudi Olympic team has prompted a heated reaction among hardliners in the oil-rich Middle Eastern state.

Some conservative Islamists have denounced Attar and Shaherkani as shameless 'whores', but many other Saudis have praised them as trailblazers for the progress of women's rights.

The decision to allow Shaherkani, 16, to compete dressed in Islamic-compliant clothing threatens now to intensify that quarrel. She had said she would refuse to compete in the +78-kilogram judo category if she was banned from wearing a hijab.

Saudi newspapers reported that she had telephoned her father to say she would withdraw from the Olympics if she was forced to compete uncovered.

The president of the IJF Marius Vizer, said last week that Shaherkani would have to fight without a hijab to comply with 'the principle and spirit of judo'.

The IJF's regulations for the Olympic Games state that no headgear can be worn, and the federation had said there could be a danger to fighters if a hijab is inadvertently used for an otherwise legal strangulation grip.

But Ms Razan said yesterday that, after negotiation between the SOC, the International Olympic Committee and the IFJ, an agreement had now been reached on an acceptable form of headscarf.

'They agreed on a design and she will compete wearing this design,' Ms Baker said, adding that she did not know how this design looked.

Article continues HERE.