US chess champ boycotts Iran: “I will NOT wear a hijab and support women’s oppression”

Source: “I will NOT wear a hijab and support women’s oppression”: US chess champion boycotts world championship in Iran – The Rebel

The reigning US Chess Champion has decided not to attend the world championship in Iran because she’d be forced to wear a hijab.

I will NOT wear a hijab and support women’s oppression. Even if it means missing one of the most important competitions of my career,” Nazi Paikidze said in an interview with the founder of My Stealthy Freedom.

Susan Polgar, who chairs the women’s committee of the international chess governing body has tried to silence Paikidze by telling her to keep her opinions off Twitter and to take it up with FIDE and WOM.

Paikdze responded by saying, “I already did. Thanks to Twitter this issue got a lot of attention as well.”

“Not the right position to insult me and members of @WOMChess when we are trying to help you,” Polgar shot back.

“Nothing of what I said was a personal insult/attack to anyone but FIDE’s decision,” the young chess champion responded, showing no fear.

In an Instagram post, Paikdze made her decision very clear. “This is a post for those who don’t understand why I am boycotting FIDE’s decision. I think it’s unacceptable to host a WOMEN’S World Championship in a place where women do not have basic fundamental rights and are treated as second-class citizens. For those saying that I don’t know anything about Iran: I have received the most support and gratitude from the people of Iran, who are facing this situation every day. Thank you MyStealthyFreedom for sharing my interview.”


Oddly, Paikdze posted this contradictory statement:

Why was the statement even necessary if she, quote, “received the most support and gratitude from the people of Iran.”


More from CNN: Why Iran?

Iran was the only country which made a proposal to host the event, a World Chess Federation (FIDE) spokeswoman told CNN in a statement.
She added that since there were no objections from any of the other 150 national chess federations — including the US — FIDE’s General Assembly accepted the proposal.

Meanwhile former Pan American champion Carla Heredia — who did not qualify for the Tehran tournament — also called for the 64 women who are playing there to protest against the hijab rule.

Heredia, originally from Ecuador and now living in Texas, said: “This is not only about 64 players, this is a world issue, a women’s rights issue. That’s why I’m speaking up. Sports should be free of this type of discrimination.”


 

Canada: More taxpayer-funded sharia segregated swimming, males banned

A Canadian reader shared this with us:

Early morning on October 10, 2016 is the next shariah-compliant swim at Coqutlam Aquatic Centre, BC, a local property tax-funded public recreation facility.

Freedom of Information documents reveal that the ‘women only’ event was started after lobbyists from the local significant-size Persian community (do they represent the Bahai’s and secularists also?) asked City Hall to not have to swim in mixed company.

Boys under five years of age will be the only males permitted to swim. Men even entering the lobby will be asked to leave. Respondent questionnaires reveal that some women feel uncomfortable being ‘ogled’ and bullied. And just who might those men be doing the bullying?

Windows will be covered over and no male staff will be present. This means no male cashiers or cleaners, not just no male lifeguards.

Didn’t we fight this sort of sectarian and sexist crap in the 1970s and 1980s? Canada is going backwards! But this ultra-conservatism disguised as feminism is limited mostly to the politicians and civil service. According to my random polling, most swimmers are opposed to special accommodation for Muslims. And not so surprisingly, it is Muslim men who are the most enthusiastic supporters of shariah swims, more than the women.


And a quick look confirms the schedule on the website of the City Centre Aquatic Complex

Women’s  Swims

We are offering extended hours on statutory holidays for women only swims. From 8 – 10 a.m. we will be open to women only and with female staff. Regular admission rates apply.

  • Upcoming swims: Mon, Oct. 10 | Fri, Nov. 11 | Mon, Dec. 26

Also from the coquitlam.ca website:

Please share your feedback and comments about our programs and tell us how we’re doing.


We used the word “more” in the title because it’s not the first time sharia supremacists have taken over Canada’s public swimming pools.

Toronto: Sharia swim times prevent dad from watching own daughter’s swim class

Ontario: YMCA starts sharia compliant swim hours

Canada: Muslim demands women only hours at McGill Univ gym

Canada: Summer camp takes Muslim “refugees”, sharia compliant swimming follows

Over-Hyped Muslim-American Olympian’s Hatred & Bigotry Exposed

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Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad mocks victims of Islamic terror

via Driving Ms. Muhammad

If the mission is to find an American who does not support American greatness, [Ibtihaj] Muhammad is an excellent choice. To say she’s not a fan of the United States is to put it mildly. Part of her “role model” behavior is denouncing this country. The Daily Beast headlined her claim: “I’m Not Safe In The U.S.” She denounced a “climate of anti-Islamic sentiment in the United States” and said she “had someone follow me home from practice and try to report me to police … right on 28th and 7th in New York City.”

That kind of blame-America thinking resonates with the elites.

Like other journalists, NBC’s Morgan Radford played up the Islamophobia angle, saying, “But while she suits up for the red, white and blue, she’s faced with the painful reminder that some don’t think those stars and stripes belong to her.”

On CBS, reporter Elaine Quijano explained, “Muhammad says she owes it to her community to use her platform as an Olympic athlete to speak out against hate.” Muhammad claimed, “I had a man encounter me on the street and told me that I looked suspicious, and that I looked like I was (going to) blow something up.”

Here’s what all these glowing stories omitted:

Columnist Pamela Geller displayed a 2008 social media post in which Muhammad posted a picture of another Muslim woman, Leila Khaled, who made history as the first female hijacker of an airplane, working with the terrorist group Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. In the photo, Khaled is holding a gun and smiling. Next to the photo, Muhammad wrote in a comment, “me with a gun.”

In that same spirit, Muhammad’s Twitter page carried a series of #FreePalestine hashtags and nasty headlines against Israel, including “Israel accused of war crimes by UK Parliament,” “Bolivia declares Israel a terrorist state” and “Israel Guilty of Ethnic Cleansing and Apartheid, Says UN Rapporteur.”


More from Geller: Muslim Poster Girl for Olympics Ibtihaj Muhammad’s Vicious Anti-American Posts

This hater should carry our flag of freedom?

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Leila Khaled  is and an airline hijacker — a terrorist with the ‘Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine’ (PFLP). Leila Khaled participated in the multiple hijacking of five jetliners in 1970.

If Ibtihaj Muhammad is a poster girl for anything, it’s how the enemies of freedom have seized the narrative — demonizing the good and exalting the evil. Continue reading

Rio: Egyptian Muslim refuses to shake hands with Israeli after judo match (VIDEO)

In. Com. Pat. I. Ble.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Egyptian judo fighter Islam El Shehaby was loudly booed at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after his first-round loss to Israel’s fifth-ranked Or Sasson, when El Shehaby refused to shake Sasson’s hand, in a major breach of judo etiquette.

Sasson defeated El Shehaby with two throws for an automatic victory, with about a minute and a half remaining in the bout.

Afterwards, El Shehaby lay flat on his back for a moment before standing to take his place before Sasson, in front of the referee. When Sasson extended his hand, El Shehaby backed away, shaking his head.

The referee then called El Shehaby back to the mat and obliged to him bow; El Shehaby gave a quick nod of his head.

El Shehaby refused to comment afterward.

Judo players typically bow or shake hands at the beginning and end of a match, as a sign of respect in the Japanese martial art.

Not just in judo, in most, if not all, sports. But acceptance of the backwardness and hatred of the Muslim world is so embedded that the fact that the Muslim even showed up is hailed as progress. The soft bigotry of low expectations?

The International Judo Federation said that the fact that the fight even took place between those two athletes was already a major sign of progress.

“This is already a big improvement that Arabic countries accept to (fight) Israel,” spokesman Nicolas Messner said in an email. He said there was no obligation to shake hands, but to bow is mandatory.

Messner said that even though El Shehaby ultimately bowed, “his attitude will be reviewed after the games to see if any further action should be taken.”

El Shahaby had come under pressure from Islamist-leaning and nationalist voices in Egypt to withdraw entirely from the fight.

The moderates of the Arab Spring.

On Thursday, Mataz Matar, a TV host in Al-Sharq Islamist-leaning network urged el-Shehaby to withdraw.

“My son watch out, don’t be fooled, or fool yourself thinking you will play with the Israeli athlete to defeat him and make Egypt happy,” he said, adding “Egypt will cry; Egypt will be sad and you will be seen as a traitor and a normalizer in the eyes of your people.”

Hisham Hatab, head of the Egyptian Olympic Committee, was quoted by the daily al-Masry al-Youm as saying there will be no withdrawals, adding “Islam will play the match without troubles.”

Asked whether the two athletes will shake hands, Hatab said, “the delegation doesn’t allow mixing politics with sports. In Judo, the players can either shake hands or bow in respect to each other. It’s up to the player.” Egypt’s minister for youth and sports was quoted as saying, “we have to accept competition with everyone regardless of anything.”


Update:

Olympic officials say an Egyptian judo athlete has been reprimanded and sent home after refusing to shake his Israeli opponent’s hand.

The International Olympic Committee says Islam El Shehaby received a “severe reprimand” for his behavior following his first-round heavyweight bout loss to Or Sasson last Friday.

The IOC says the Egyptian Olympic Committee also “strongly condemned” El Shehaby’s actions “and has sent him home.”

Update 2: He wasn’t sent home and hasn’t been punished in any way…

The following day, Egypt’s judo federation denied that El Shehaby was sent home for refusing to shake Sasson’s hand. Egyptian judo federation president Sameh Moubasher told AFP that El Shehaby “was not sent home. He returned with his colleagues. The whole judo team returned yesterday at dawn.”

Rio: Saudi Forfeits to ‘Avoid Israeli’; Syrian Boxer Did Same

Muslims are representing in Rio. So far we have:

  1. Muslim boxer sexually assaults two Brazilian cleaning ladies
  2. Lebanese Olympics Team Wouldn’t Allow Israelis to Board Shared Bus, and two more incidents below…

Source: Saudi Judo Competitor Forfeits Match to ‘Avoid Israeli’ in Next Round: Reports

A Saudi judo competitor pulled out of her first-round match at the Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro on Sunday, ahead of a prospective second-round bout tie with an Israeli rival.

However, Israeli and Saudi accounts offered different reasons for Joud Fahmy’s withdrawal.

Israeli press reports claimed Fahmy decided to leave the competition because she could meet Gili Cohen, a 25-year-old five-time Israeli champion, in the next round if she managed to secure a victory against Christianne Legentil from Mauritius.

But the Saudi Olympic Delegation tweeted that Fahmy’s withdrawal from the games was because of injuries she had picked up in training, and not for political reasons. The Saudi medical team had advised her not to participate, the tweet said.

Saudi Arabia does not recognize the State of Israel, but a Saudi delegation traveled to Jerusalem in July to meet with Israeli officials, in a sign of warming ties between the two countries.

In the end, Legentil advanced from the initial round of 32 by default after Fahmy’s withdrawal, moving into the round of 16 to face Cohen, who she beat.

In another move that angered Israeli officials, the Lebanese delegation at the Games refused to permit Israeli competitors on board their bus, giving rise to lingering political tensions between the two countries.

Israel and Lebanon are still technically at war since the 2006 conflict between Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah and the Israeli military. Organizers were forced to put Israeli athletes on a separate bus.


Related Jew-hatred: Syrian boxer refuses to compete against Israeli, quits boxing tournament

‘I can’t shake his hand or compete against him while he represents Zionist regime that kills Syrian people’

A Syrian boxer on Saturday quit the world boxing championship in Azerbaijan after he refused to compete against an Israeli rival.

The first round match between Syrian Ala Ghasoun and the Israeli fighter was scheduled to place at the tournament which is a precondition to qualifying for the upcoming 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.

“I quit the competition because my rival was Israeli, and I cannot shake his hand or compete against him while he represents a Zionist regime that kills the Syrian people,” Ghasoun said according to Arab media, The Jerusalem Post reported.

“If I fight against him, it would mean that I, as a athlete, and Syria, as a state, recognize the state of Israel,” Ghasoun added.

“The decision to quit was not mine,” the Syrian boxer said. “It was made by the Syrian Sports Federation and by senior Syrian officials. It was a very difficult decision, because I have worked hard to participate in the championship. But I serve my homeland – my honor and my loyalty belong to Syria.”

Since the Syrian conflict erupted in 2011, the Golan has been tense, with a growing number of mostly stray rockets and mortar rounds hitting the Israeli side, prompting the occasional armed response.

Canada: Summer camp takes Muslim “refugees”, sharia compliant swimming follows

They will call it anything and everything but what it really is, the slow and steady creep of sharia. Source: Stop Sharia – The Rebel

Justin Trudeau’s federal Liberal government asked the University of Regina to expand their existing summer program to include Syrian refugee children.

This should have been a great way to introduce refugee children to Canadian culture.

Instead, thanks to the administration of the school, Canadian children are being introduced to sharia values.

In the past boys and girls used to swim together, now they swim apart. They are segregated.

So rather than introduce the Syrian kids to Canadian culture, the University of Regina decides to introduce Canadian children to sharia swimming and claimed this is about diversity.

Harold Reimer, Dean of kinesiology at the University of Regina defended the actions, saying it was segregated swimming or no swimming at all.

If those opportunities weren’t presented those children wouldn’t be participating to be blunt. I think that would be unfortunate.

This sort of thing happens across the country, including in publicly funded pools.

In Ottawa, there are city pools that refuse to allow boys over the age of six to take part in what are described as women only family swims. During this time the men’s change room is locked, male lifeguards are taken off shift and sent to the office, and blinds are drawn so that no wandering male eyes are able to gaze on a woman swimming.

These rules are there for Ottawa’s sizeable Muslim population, but the rules bear no resemblance to Canadian values.

This is replicated across the country in community after community.

We need to put a stop to sharia values coming into Canada.

Dean Reimer says segregating swims, not allowing 8 year old boys and girls to swim together is about diversity and openness. He fails to see what it really is, a complete and total rejection of Canadian values.

If you believe in Canada, and don’t want to see Canadian values being thrown away for capitulating to sharia, then sign the petition below.

We want the government to implement a system to make sure that their dangerous refugee plan doesn’t replace Canadian values with sharia values.


Related sharia in Canadian pools.

British Columbia: Taxpayer-funded sharia compliant swimming for women only
Toronto: Sharia swim times prevent dad from watching own daughter’s swim class
Ontario: YMCA starts sharia compliant swim hours
City of Edmonton launches sharia compliant women-only swimming

For sharia enforced swimming in the U.S., peruse the links in this post: Minnesota: YMCA and St. Paul Police Dept organize sharia swim time for Muslims.

 

Rio: Moroccan Olympian arrested over sexual assault of two female cleaners

Allah akbar. Source: Rio 2016: Moroccan boxer held over alleged sex assault – BBC News

A Moroccan boxer has been arrested by Brazilian police over allegations of sexually assaulting two female cleaners in the Rio de Janeiro Olympic village.

Hassan Saada, 22, was held on suspicion of committing the assaults on Wednesday, a police statement said.

The boxer, who fights in the light-heavyweight category, was due to take part in his first bout on Saturday.

A Brazilian judge has ordered he be detained for 15 days, pending an investigation, media reports said.

His detention could mean Saada is unable to take part in the Games.

Brazilian media reports (in Portuguese) quoted police as saying the boxer had pushed one of the maids against a wall, pressing her with his thighs, and tried to kiss her.

He is accused of squeezing the breast of the second maid and making obscene hand gestures to her.

There has been no immediate comment from Saada or Moroccan Olympic officials.

The judge, Larissa Nunes Saly, said the boxer must remain in detention while the allegations were investigated because of the risks he could reoffend or try to flee the country.


Morocco is 99% Muslim.

More Islamic supremacy in Rio: Lebanese Olympics Team Wouldn’t Allow Israelis to Board Shared Bus

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