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    Saudi Arabia is to allow its women athletes to compete in the Olympics for the first time.

    A statement issued by the Saudi Embassy in London says the country's Olympic Committee will "oversee participation of women athletes who can qualify".

    The decision will end recent speculation as to whether the entire Saudi team could have been disqualified on grounds of gender discrimination.

    Women's sport is still fiercely opposed by many Saudi religious conservatives.

    There is almost no public tradition of women participating in sport in the country.

    Saudi officials say that with the Games now just a few weeks away, the only female competitor at Olympic standard is showjumper Dalma Rushdi Malhas.

    But they added that there may be scope for others to compete and that if successful they would be dressed "to preserve their dignity".

    In practice this is likely to mean modest, loose-fitting garments and "a sports hijab", a scarf covering the hair but not the face.

    For the desert kingdom, the decision to allow women to compete in the Olympics is a huge step, overturning deep-rooted opposition from those opposed to any public role for women.

    As recently as April, the indications were that Saudi Arabia's rulers would accede to the sensitivities of the religious conservatives and maintain the ban on allowing women to take part.

    But for the past six weeks there have been intense, behind-the-scenes discussions led by King Abdullah, who has long been pushing for women to play a more active role in Saudi society.

    'Subtle reform'

    In secret meetings in Jeddah, officials say a consensus was reached in mid-June between the king, the crown prince, the foreign minister, the leading religious cleric, the grand mufti and others, to overturn the ban.

    An announcement was ready to be made but then had to be delayed as the country marked the sudden death of Crown Prince Nayef.

    "It's very sensitive," a senior Saudi official told the BBC. "King Abdullah is trying to initiate reform in a subtle way, by finding the right balance between going too fast or too slow.

    "For example, he allowed the participation of women in the Shura council [an advisory body] so the Olympic decision is part of an ongoing process, it's not isolated."

    The official acknowledged that to refuse to let women take part would have looked bad on the international stage.

    "Partly because of the mounting criticism we woke up and realised we had to deal with this. We believe Saudi society will accept this," the official said.

    It is not the first time a Saudi monarch has backed a controversial reform against domestic opposition.

    King Faisal, who introduced television in the 1960s and was eventually assassinated, insisted on introducing education for girls.

    Today, Saudi women graduates outnumber their male counterparts.

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    So a Saudi woman can compete and bare all but she can't drive her kids to school without some madkhali police punk trying to hit and beat her? Get da fluff outta here!
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    so will they all travel with mahrem? What a joke this is . Torturing righteous ulama and mujahideen but they give the go-ahead for exposing muslim women now . I expect a total silence from the governmental clowns of "Ulama" (and the exclusive Kibaar al- Ulama club) and if any independent 'alim raises his voice he will be silenced immediately

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    Default Re: London 2012 Olympics: Saudis allow women to compete

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamza Patterson View Post
    The official acknowledged that to refuse to let women take part would have looked bad on the international stage.

    "Partly because of the mounting criticism we woke up and realised we had to deal with this. We believe Saudi society will accept this," the official said.

    LINK ------> BBC News - London 2012 Olympics: Saudis allow women to compete
    I hope and pray that Muslims all over the world do not suffer from inferiority complex. Just Participating in international sports competitions do not make them better than the other Muslim women who do not want to participate.
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    Default Re: London 2012 Olympics: Saudis allow women to compete

    They have signed up for their own destruction

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    I can imagine seeing a Saudi woman running around the track doing the 100 metres while her husband is chasing her.
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    Especially when you see that the only female athlete (Showjumper Dalma Rushdi Malhas) will compete in a sport that exposes her behind in a very "exposing" way, I would say.
    The mufti is blind, he may be excused?

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    Default Re: London 2012 Olympics: Saudis allow women to compete

    What else can you expect form Saudi Government?

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    links have pics of uncovered women

    The International Olympic Committee announced this week that Saudi Arabia, a Muslim monarchy that places heavy restrictions on women in daily life, would have women on its Olympic team for the first time at the London Games. The athletes are Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani, who competes in judo, and Sarah Attar, a 19-year-old junior at Pepperdine University and a graduate of Escondido High School in California.

    Attar, who trains in San Diego, has dual citizenship because her father is Saudi Arabian. She will compete in the 800 meters in London, although at Pepperdine she has primarily run longer events, including the 1,500 meters and the 3,000.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/14/sp...of-the-us.html

    On Thursday, the head of the International Judo Federation (IJF) president Marius Vizer confirmed Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shaherkani, one of the first two female athletes sent to the Olympics by the conservative Muslim kingdom, would not be allowed to wear a hijab.
    Olympics-Judo-Officials and Saudis in talks to resolve hijab ban | Reuters

    The Saudi Arabian athlete will take part in judo and she will fight according to the principle and spirit of judo, so without a hijab, International Judo President Marius Vizer told France 24 on Thursday.

    Prince Nawaf bin Fasal, the chief of Saudi Arabian sports, stated that his country would only allow women to compete if they wore clothing that complied with Sharia law, have a male guardian with them, and do no not mix or socialize with men.
    Saudi Arabia's First Female Judo Athlete Negotiating Hijab Use - NYTimes.com
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    Default Re: London 2012 Olympics: Saudis allow women to compete

    basically, aal-saud aal-yahuud government endorsed and backed by Wahhabi Salafites are training Saudi Women how to modernise themselves. Training camps are outside Saudiya where they can remove their hijab and show off their awrah. That is why Saudiya is sending off thousands of students to western countries for scholarship so that Saudi Students can learn from kuffar how to eat, live and dress up and come back to their country and spread westernism.

    May Allah destroy these plotters against ummah and those hypocrite scholars backing them up.

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