Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Hijabi Rockin' Out At The Olympics

I'm not watching the Olympics, but this headline caught my attention:

While most attention in the event is on the duel between the Jamaican and American sprinters, [Roqaya] Al-Gassra has qualified for the semifinals wearing a neck-to-ankle suit and hajib, a full Muslim headscarf.

The 25-year-old Bahrain sprinter won the second of four second-round heats Tuesday in 22.76 seconds, beating Muriel Hurtis-Houari of France and Sri Lanka's Susanthika Jayasinghe.

Full Story: NBC Olympics
Additional Pictures: Zimbio

1 comment:

MetaMuslim said...

so im assuming that until u saw roqaya, u too thought the hijab was restrictive? with muslims like u, who needs enemies. :p