Source: Dawn News
RIO: Fencer Ibtihaj Mohammad came to the Rio Games determined to show the world that Muslim-American women could compete in elite sports.
And the 30-year-old from New Jersey, the first US Olympian to wear a hijab during competition, came away with a bronze medal on Saturday in the women’s team sabre event.
The four-woman US team – which also included double Olympic champion Dagmara Wozniak, Mariel Zagunis and Monica Aksamit – beat Italy 45-30 to seal third place and the first women’s medal in fencing for the Americans in Rio.
“This has been a long journey for us,” said Ibtihaj. “This is six years in the making. I’ll never forget this moment.
“We’ve worked so hard for this, and to be able to compete at the level that we’ve worked towards, on the world’s biggest stage at the Olympic Games, is truly a blessing for us.”
Ibtihaj, who runs her own fashion shop which specialises in women’s clothing, has in recent years been involved in a US government-backed programme to empower women and girls through sport.
Team-mate Wozniak, who had dyed her hair purple, said: “This is sport. It doesn’t matter what hair colour you have, what religion you are.
“The point is to go out there and be the best athlete you can be, and I think we’re the best explanation of what America is, a mix of so many different cultures and races and everything all together.”
Zagunis claimed her fourth Olympic medal, and second in bronze after 2008 with the US team. The 31-year-old was also individual sabre champion in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008.
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King Abdullah and his brothers do not have long beard, they have very clean face, nice face without beard
The wife and Daughters of King Abdullah do not wear Hijab or Burqa,
Women do not need to feel guilty or sinful if you do not want to wear Hijjab or Berqa in public place, because burqa or Hijjab will scare people.
Hijjab and Burqa will be obligated who live in desert countries, in order to protect women’s hair and skin from sand storm;
Men do not need to feel guilty if you do not want to have beard.
Nowadays, Most Extremist Muslim are Hijabi women and bearded men. therefore, non Muslim in the the West and United States are afraid of hijabis women and bearded men.
So for the sake your life and Islam, please do not wear Hijjab and beard when you you live in United States. There are some extremist non Muslim who do not like Islam
If your government ban beard and Burqa in public place or office, please Muslims have to obey it. God will forgive you for sure.But if you reject it God will punish you.
BE WISER AND DO NOT ARROGANT
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