August 20, 2012

Saudi woman approved to wear headscarf during Olympics judo competition

A controversy over Olympic competitor’s hijab sparked an outpour of complaints across the globe. The International Olympic Committee, International Judo Federation and Saudi officials had agreed that Wojdan Shaherkani, a female Saudi Arabian judo fighter, is allowed towear a headscarf during her matches. Shaherkani had signed an agreement with Saudi Olympics officials that she could compete only if she wears “correct and approved” clothing that “sticks to Islamic principles.” This year is the first time […]