原文标题：Saudi Arabia threatens to quit Olympics
LONDON: Saudi Arabia has threatened to withdraw from the Olympics unless a female judo athlete was allowed to wear her headscarf in competition, The Telegraph reported on Friday.
The Saudis said the women could compete only if they were allowed to wear appropriate Muslim clothing.
On Thursday night the International Judo Federation president Marius Vizer said Wujdan Shahrkhani could not fight with a headscarf.
He said the decision was a result of safety concerns and also "according to the principles and spirit of judo".
Judo spokesman Nicolas Messner said the hijab could be dangerous because the sport involved strangleholds and chokeholds.
However, judo federations in Asia have allowed Muslim women to wear hijabs.
this is insane, they still seems to be living in 15th century
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rafique (Houston) 4 hrs ago
They can leave right now! The world is not going to miss hijabis and the enslavement of women!
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Wadhwani (India) 6 hrs ago
Why doesn't Saudi want its sports men to wear their traditional, long clothes in Olympics, too?
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Himmat (India) 8 hrs ago
Let saudi quit Olympics and start Islamic Olympic only for muslims, where women will participate in hijab and scarf.
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Arun (Bangalore) 9 hrs ago
they say their prophet banned idol worshipping, but they worship even the dress they wear, hypocrites.
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mk (india) replies to Arun 5 hrs ago
they don worship dresses they rather respect women. a rare quality that doesn't exist today.
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ps (uk) 9 hrs ago
Don't understand what is the objection to this - they are asking their women be allowed to wear a headscraf and not asking for all women to do so. Why should anyone have an objection to that ! Respect other peoples culture .
Anderson (USA) replies to ps 9 hrs ago
They expect people visiting their nations to respect their culture and religion. Time they learnt to do the same.
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Sheik MehBOOB (Ajmer) 10 hrs ago
Let them withdraw else they will start sending men wearing burkha and will win all the medals in female category
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arab (middle east) 10 hrs ago
hello jerusalem hindu, here are the inventions of arabs to the world. 1.coffee 2.chess 3.medical instruments 4.gun powder 5.pin hole camera 6.earth as spherical 7. world map 8.shampoo 9.windmill 10.distillation refer to 1001 inventions of arab on google, u will have answer to ur comment.
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mangy (blr) replies to arab 4 hrs ago
Sorry buddy arabs invented lies,devils, Jihad, terrorism,burqa & Osama Bin Laden.You will get the olympic medal for those inventions.You don't need to google ask a new born kid in a hospital he will tell you this.
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Anderson (USA) replies to arab 9 hrs ago
Chess is an Indian invention. Shampoo is also an Indian first. "Arab Numerals" the one the world uses today too are actually Indian in origin. The reason they were called "Arab Numerals" is because Europeans learnt them from the Arabs who learnt them from the Indians
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Mohammed AbdulRasheed (This Planet)
My friends in Saudi Arabia around one million Hindus are working and sending 550 Crore rupees to India to feed their families and now you are spitting venom on Saudi Arabia? It is very strange you are commenting in hate. If Saudi Arabia terminates these on million Hindus then how much it will effect on their families? My friend doesn’t comment like that again. Due to you like mentality people in our Indian politics no single neighbor country is maintaining friendship and all neighbors of India directly or indirectly enemies including Sri Lanka a Buddhist country.
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Logical (Cuttack) replies to Mohammed AbdulRasheed 9 hrs ago
Saudi Arab is not doing charity by inviting workers from south asia. They dont have enough population to produce oil or gas or even to work on their infrastructure. That does not make them a great nation. Thats just mutual benefit for Saudi and Indians or pakis, srilankans, Philipinos, Bangladeshis etc.
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Khanyo (Cape Town) 11 hrs ago
why did Saudi Arabia sent the athletes then ? Do the saudis expect the whole world to bow to them because they have petroldollars ? Saudis believe that all what is not islamic is haram: let them go back to their place .
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Vinay Dixit (Dallas, Texas)
Let them withdraw from Olympics and stick to their 14th century principles.
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Saudi (KSA) replies to Vinay Dixit 9 hrs ago
& you adopt the 21st centuries by sending your mother, sister & wife in biknis, I am sure every one there will enjoy this 21st century except you lolzzzz
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aloknanda87 (Old Delhi)
This barbarians should immediately get kicked out from the Game.
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Height of hypocrisy !!!! You are most welcome to quit. Anyway you don't win anything, simply crowd the place. Get lost!!!
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ABDULLAH (DUBAI) replies to aakashverma1090 10 hrs ago
THIS HYPOCRATS HAVE BETTER OVERALL MEDAL TALLY THAN YOUR 1.3 BILLIONS IMPOTENTS
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George (usa) replies to ABDULLAH 9 hrs ago
As of Jan 2012 Saudi Arabia (KSA) has competed in 9 Olympic games, winning 0 gold medals, 1 silver medals, and 1 bronze medals for a total of 2 medals. 2 medals in the summer Olympics India have 20 medala total
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lol (India) 13 hrs ago
Will Saudi men also cover their heads?
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Unknown (india) 14 hrs ago
Saudi people must have gone crazy, let them quit, what's a big deal
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abdullh (london) 14 hrs ago
when you are in their country, they force you to obey their rule, like no other worship is allowed and no eating in Ramadan, But when they are in another country they are not ready to obey another country's rule!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what a hypocryte they are . Better they don't participate in olympics on the goodness of sports. allah can't save them!!
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Abdullah (Bahrain) 15 hrs ago
Hello beggars like deepak.. population of india is high compared to saudi .. i think u live in a different world... atleast we live in Huge villas or palaces n u, sure gotta be slum
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SJ (Bharath) replies to Abdullah 15 hrs ago
Technology of west and hard work of people of India, Philipians and Bangaladesh got you Villas and other palaces. Let us see what will happen to you after 40 years, back to Camel??
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Gurvinder (Delhi) replies to Abdullah 15 hrs ago
You could affoard to live in villa because you are exploting the labors. Pay them as per international standard as they are being paid in the west then we will see how many of you live in villa.
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Optimistic Choo T'Ya (Phoren Land) 16 hrs ago
There is no end to this.....Next they will say it is Ramzaan time (Ramadan in Arab world) and so all their events should be held after sunset and Iftaar.......and so on........This is what happens when you have locals heading the sports administration, lack of proper thought process in planning for the event and then crying in the last minute. It is quite simple for anyone - The schedule of events has been out there for months, if not years. You send a participant or team to compete per that schedule or just withdraw and let some other country represent theselves in that sport. No point making a fuss and in the process make of fool of oneself!
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RAJESH (Bangalore) 16 hrs ago
Saudis have just proved that they are not only idiots but complete hypocrites
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Are these Mullahs so dumb!? Why dont they have some sporty spirit!? These rules are there since decades. Knowing this why the Saudi's sent their female athletes to Olympics!?. Better let them keep them in Saudi and produce more children and that will be better than Olympics!
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AJ (Bali) 16 hrs ago
Judo is sports in which their is lot of pulling of clothes, my concern is if someone pulled out hijab from saudi girl face than local mulla will issue a fatwa in no time and both women will be stoned in next few hours by pious muzzies.
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conservative thinking in a rich country .
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oddone (blr) replies to yogesh 14 hrs ago
A dog with a golden crown will be called still a dog.
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I am pretty sure that god doesn't exist. If he had existed, he would have given some brains to Arabs and their slaves
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anup (W B)
Why one has to be rigid in sports also in the name of religion? In Ramadan, certainly they are not fasting while participating in the games. No big deal.
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syed hafiz (KSA)
Olympic games is not the sole property of the Western world. The authority should respect the tradition and the norms of others.What is the harm if the participants have their Hijab(head cover).If they do not allow it then they should withdraw from the Olympics in protest.
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homer (uk) 18 hrs ago
Nobody force them to stay. Go away and stop being nuisance.
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Sanjay (US) 19 hrs ago
Wait if Saudi Arabia is leaving olympics then I am not watching it. I mean who wants to watch Japan, US, Germany and all these good competing countries? What a joke!
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teja (london) 19 hrs ago
what abour ramadan fast, would be interesting to see all muslim (true not kafirs) observe fast and compete. or maybe as well enjoy london, drink and eat pork that is more like modern day muslim (at least in india and bollywood)..
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