Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Hijabs and Taekwondo?

Err, really, you can actually do Taekwondo while wearing a hijab?

The Muslim hijab, banned at a taekwondo tournament in Quebec last month, will be allowed at the 2007 World Championship in Quebec City later this month, the International Taekwon-Do Federation announced on Friday.

The decision by a Quebec federation last month to bar a team of Muslim girls from taking part with their hijabs at the regional tournament had prompted protests of discrimination, but Quebec federation officials said it was a matter of safety.

That group was affiliated with the World Taekwondo Federation, a rival group to the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF), which said on Friday it would temporarily allow the head scarves at its May 31-June 3 championship.

Maybe there's a special version, like the Burquini?

1 comment:

primalfever said...

oh, special treatment? they can loose it and go or don't go at all, fucking religious people always bitching about something