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Fri Jan 31, 2020, 05:14 PM

Iranian Chess Official Fears Going Home Over Hijab Photo

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/15/world/middleeast/Shohreh-Bayat-hijab-chess.html

A prominent Iranian chess official said she was afraid of returning to her country after an image of her, appearing not to wear a hijab at a world chess tournament, circulated online and in Iranian media.

At 32, Shohreh Bayat is one of the few top female chess arbiters in the world with the Category A classification, a distinction given to international chess referees who have shown an excellent command of the rules of the sport.

...Not wearing the hijab is a crime in Iran which is punishable by arrest, invalidation of the passport or prison, she said. I would love to return to Iran but only if Ill be safe.

...I believe people must be free to choose what they want to wear, Ms. Bayat said in the email. I have never worn the hijab out of choice.

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trotsky Jan 2020 OP
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Response to trotsky (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 06:10 PM

1. Fuck religion.

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Response to trotsky (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 06:44 PM

2. Sad that some have to be reminded that for millions this isn't a choice to be celebrated

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Response to trotsky (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 08:05 PM

3. "I have never worn the hijab out of choice."

No one has. Religion doesn't work that way.

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Response to trotsky (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 08:12 PM

4. But what about those brave women in France

who wear it?

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Response to edhopper (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 3, 2020, 11:26 AM

5. Stockholm syndrome.

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