Iran tells U.S. chess champion to wear a hijab

Nazi Paikidze is the reigning U.S. chess champion, but when the Iranian government told her she had to wear a hijab, the Muslim head veil, and restrict contact with men in order to compete in the world competition hosted by Iran this year, she refused. The “morality laws” were supported by FIDE, the international organization that coordinates the world chess championship event.

“By participating, I would be forced to submit to forms of oppression designed specifically for women,” Paikidze told Marie Clare magazine. “It sets the wrong example, particularly for young girls interested in chess.”

Paikidze further explained her decision in a post on Instagram in September.

This is a post for those who don’t understand why I am boycotting FIDE’s decision. I think it’s unacceptable to host a WOMEN’S World Championship in a place where women do not have basic fundamental rights and are treated as second-class citizens. For those saying that I don’t know anything about Iran: I have received the most support and gratitude from the people of Iran, who are facing this situation every day.

 

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source: http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/21/iran-tells-u-s-chess-champion-to-wear-a-hijab-heres-how-she-responds/

2 Comments

  1. RufusVonDufus says:

    Hopefully she will tell the Eyerainian pig eating mooslims to kiss her backside just like the woman from France running for Pres of France did. Classic!

  2. BlackwingA520 says:

    We have to put these towel head in their place once and for all, in the grave!

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