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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  • Norman B.

    She’s so ugly it would take the full niqab to do her justice.

  • Reynaud de Chatillon

    If it’s dangerous it’s dangerous. If she winds up strangled, oh well.

  • ziontruth

    Londonistan 2012 Muslympics: The ROP showing the world from where the fish pisseth. (A literal translation of the local Israeli idiom for “where the bread is buttered.”)

  • jpl

    So much for rules.

  • STV

    They refused to have a memorial for the Israelis because they knew that if they did the Arabs would never agree to send women.

    Having token women present was apparently more important to them.

  • Shy Guy

    So help me that’s really Eli Yatzpan under that garb!

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