Aug 3, 2012 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard
Excerpted from ATLAS SHRUGS: Controversy: Saudi Arabia has threatened to withdraw from London 2012 over the refusal of the organisers to allow judo team member Wujdan Shahrkhani to wear a hijab in competition Photo: Getty Images
Here again we see special rights for a very, speshul class. Outrageous.
The Mecca-born Muslima was insisting she wear her head scarf during Olympic competition. What I didn’t know was that she was a blue belt she wore the black belt. Apparently she complained that all the other competitors were wearing a black belt therefore she should, too. Earning it? That’s for kufir and infidels.
They caved again, first on the head scarf and now this. But they eliminated Jordan Weiber from the all-around gymnastics competition. You, know, to be far. Outcome-based decisions.
Olympics judo: Shahrkhani first Saudi Arabian woman at Games BBC (hat tip Van)
Wojdan Shahrkhani became the first Saudi Arabian woman to compete at the Olympic Games when she took part in the +78kg judo competition in London.
The 16-year-old had been in the spotlight before her event began as judo officials said she could not wear a headscarf for safety reasons.
Shahrkhani wore a tight-fitting black cap for her bout which ended quickly in defeat by Puerto Rican Melissa Mojica.
“Hopefully this is the beginning of a new era,” Shahrkhani said afterwards.
“I was scared a lot, because of all the crowd,” she added.
“Unfortunately, we did not win a medal, but in the future we will and I will be a star for women’s participation. It was the opportunity of a lifetime.”
The contest appeared to be an overwhelming experiencing for the Mecca-born teenager.