London Olympics: Saudi Athlete Allowed To Wear Hijab

The ICO has bended over backwards to accomodate Saudi judoka Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani.

Via The Jawa Report:

I called this one:

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.

Via GMA Network:

Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani

LONDON – 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.

Hat tip: Bare Naked Islam

This, the IOC will agree to do. Hold a minute’s silence for murdered Israeli athletes? Too hard.

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