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SXSW: Sorry We Asked US Fencer to Take Off Hijab

Ibtihaj Muhammad set to become first American to compete in hijab in Olympics

(Newser) - South By Southwest is quickly walking backward after a volunteer asked US fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad—the first American who will compete in the Olympics in a hijab—to remove her hijab to have an ID badge photo taken, reports NBC News . "I can't make this stuff up,"... More »

Saudi Will Wear Hijab in Judo Competition

Olympics gives go-ahead after judo teen's dad insists

(Newser) - Saudi officials have won the go-ahead from the International Olympic Committee for a female athlete to wear a hijab in the judo competition. Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shaherkani, 16, had signed an agreement with Saudi officials that she would only compete if she could wear "correct and approved" clothing... More »

Saudis Allowing Women to Compete in Olympics

Women will wear 'sport hijabs' covering hair, but not face

(Newser) - Whoah. Saudi Arabia has decided to allow female athletes to compete in the Olympics for the first time in history. The move ends speculation that the country might have faced banishment from the London Olympics for gender discrimination. The only female competitor currently up to Olympic standards is show jumper... More »

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