August 16, 2016

Egyptian athlete who refused to shake hands with Israeli opponent forced to go home

StaffRebel Columnist

The International Olympic Committee has given Islam El Shehaby a severe reprimand after refusing to shake hands with fellow Judo athlete Ori Sasson of Israel.

They said that, El Shehaby's action “was contrary to the rules of fair play and against the spirit of friendship embodied in the Olympic values.”

In addition, the IOC said that The Egyptian Olympic Committee “strongly condemned” his actions and sent him home.

According to the Associated Press, El Shehaby, is an ultraconservative Salafi Muslim who came under pressure from Islamist-leaning voices in Egypt before the Rio Games to withdraw. He decided to compete anyway.

The IOC has asked the Egyptian committee to ensure that its athletes “receive proper education on the Olympic values before coming to the Olympic Games.”

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commented 2016-08-16 19:43:42 -0400
Sorry buddy martial arts is about respect and the perfection of character. You cannot live like that and have your salafi buddies influence you at the same time. They are not compatible.
commented 2016-08-16 19:42:16 -0400
Stephen E it will be an interesting games. The MSM will be in full coverup mode.
commented 2016-08-16 17:58:45 -0400
I guess it does not apply to the lebs.
commented 2016-08-16 15:34:44 -0400
When the Lebanese wouldn’t allow Israelis on the bus, that team should have been disallowed from the games. That would have sent a clear message. As for the Egyptian, he finished his participation in the games so sending him home must means not being part of any party or the closing ceremonies.

Just wait for the games in 2020 in a Muslim nation with daytime highs as great as 140F, where all the “welcome” Western athletes won’t be so welcomed. Hide your crucifix, kippa, and you better be the right brand of Islam.
commented 2016-08-16 11:50:24 -0400
Hahaha lol what Fucking losers Muslims are blocking bus forfeiting matches refusing to shake hands how ridiculous. And the American Muslim woman that competed 8n her Fucking hijab batching about the USA saying how fluff raid she said to live there and all the islamaphobia and just whining like a little burka batch in general. Go back to Afghanistan you ungrateful batch! I am so sick and tired of Muslims whining and complaining about my country and the western world in general. They contribute nothing to our countries or culture and in fact we would be far far better off without any Muslims here at all. Even the mythical moderate ones.