Jul 10 2012
OH, BOO HOO! A nine-year-old Gatineau girl who refused to remove her headbag (hijab) was forced to stand on the sidelines Sunday as her team played — and won — the final match of a soccer tournament.
Ottowa Citizen The order came just days after dhimmis at the International Football Association Board voted to lift its ban based on the fact that “there is no medical literature concerning injuries as a result of wearing a headscarf,” the organization stated on its website.
Benatti was told to take off her headscarf for safety reasons, but she refused. “It made me feel very sad,” she told the Citizen in French on Monday. “I love soccer. I get to run around and do teamwork — I really like that.” (Who cares?)
Gatineau’s regional soccer association maintains that it made the right decision. Until the international organization approves a design, colour and material for headscarves during matches, “scarves of all sorts” will remain banned, said Gatineau’s director of tournaments Marc St-Amour.
“It’s not because she was wearing a (Islamic symbol of terrorism, according to a Turkish general) hijab — it’s because she was wearing a piece of equipment that is not recognized,” St-Amour said.
Her mother pulled gently at the fabric to show the scarf is secure yet stretchy. “It doesn’t make sense,” said Fatima-Zohra Elmarhoum. “It’s a piece of fabric.” (A piece of fabric that represents Muslim supremacism) “As a mother, I was really sad for my daughter and frustrated about the rule. She’s a child who simply wanted to play and she was not allowed,” Elmarhoum said. “It’s not fair.” (When Muslim countries allow churches and synagogues to be built, you can talk about “fair,” bitch)
Despite her love of soccer, Rayane said she was glad she refused to remove her scarf. “I decided to wear the headscarf out of love for Allah,” Rayane said. “Some people decide not to do it because they don’t have enough courage. I had the courage to do it.” (And Canadian officials had the balls to tell you you can’t)