November 07, 2016

India's ace shooter and defending champion refuses to wear hijab in Iran, will drop out of shooting championship

StaffRebel Columnist

Following in the footsteps of US chess champion Nazi Paikidze, India's Heena Sidhu is dropping out of the Asian Airgun Shooting Championship in Iran.

According to the report, she has withdrawn because “of Iran’s insistence on female contestants adhering to the dress code according to which it is mandatory for female participants to wear the 'hijab'.”

She told Times of India, “Forcing tourists or foreign guests to wear 'hijab' is against the spirit of the game. Since I don't like it, I have withdrawn my name.”

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

“You follow your religion and let me follow mine. I’ll not participate in this competition if you are going to force me to comply with your religious beliefs,” she added.

SOUND OFF: Do you like her decision?

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commented 2016-11-07 23:05:50 -0500
A brave and courageous woman.
God keep her safe.
commented 2016-11-07 14:29:15 -0500
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 32,161 Attacks, 205,320 Killed, 287,817 Injured that we know of
commented 2016-11-07 14:01:50 -0500
I’m glad that she is not partaking in this travesty! The sad part is that now she will be targeted, for refusing to bow down to this evil in Iran.
commented 2016-11-07 13:14:06 -0500
This is why someone with integrety is called “a real straight shooter”
commented 2016-11-07 13:13:53 -0500
No self-especting woman from a free democratic society would allow ANY state to dictate to her what she must wear to appease the state.

For years these obsessed gender marxists have used feminism to “destroy the oppressive patriarchy state” – well ladies here it is, a real live oppressive patriarchy state – whacha gonna do abboudit?
commented 2016-11-07 13:01:24 -0500
Good girl.
commented 2016-11-07 12:43:14 -0500
A true feminist