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Mon Feb 24, 2020, 10:36 AM

Chess And The Hijab: Iran's Dorsa Derakhshani Finds Her Way

ďThey made me wear a scarf against my will," says Dorsa, "and I thought that that was pretty stupid, because, 'Well, Iím 6. Why would I need to wear a scarf?í So I ruined the live TV and I ran out. Then they told me that whenever I changed my mind, I can go back. I never did, so I never went back for the TV.

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ďWell, actually, in Iran, there is no rule that when the girl is 8 or 10 years old, she has to wear a scarf," Dorsa says. "So between 10 until 12, the girls start to want to wear one, because everybody else is wearing one. But I tried to delay as much as possible. So I wasn't wearing the scarf up until I was 12. And when I entered under 13, I decided, 'OK, itís time that I start wearing the scarf.'"

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Dorsa and her brother, Borna, played an international tournament in late January and early February in Gibraltar. A computer decides the matchups, and in the opening round, 14-year-old Borna was paired with grandmaster Alexander Huzman. Borna played the game, but there was one problem. Huzman represents Israel, a fact that the pairings sheet didnít show. Tournament organizers usually manually manipulate the pairings to avoid these matchups, but for this one, the organizers apparently forgot.

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A few weeks after the tournament ended, Mehrdad Pahlevanzadeh announced that Borna was banned from both playing for Iran and entering tournaments inside Iran. In the same press conference, he also banned Dorsa for not wearing a headscarf.
https://www.wbur.org/onlyagame/2017/09/29/chess-hijab-dorsa-derakhshani

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorsa_Derakhshani

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Reply Chess And The Hijab: Iran's Dorsa Derakhshani Finds Her Way (Original post)
Major Nikon Feb 2020 OP
3Hotdogs Feb 2020 #1
Major Nikon Feb 2020 #2
trotsky Feb 2020 #3
guillaumeb Feb 2020 #4
trotsky Feb 25 #6
guillaumeb Feb 25 #7
trotsky Feb 25 #8
Major Nikon Feb 25 #9
guillaumeb Feb 25 #11
trotsky Feb 26 #14
Major Nikon Feb 26 #15
guillaumeb Feb 26 #17
trotsky Feb 26 #18
guillaumeb Feb 26 #19
trotsky Feb 27 #20
guillaumeb Feb 27 #21
trotsky Feb 28 #22
guillaumeb Feb 28 #23
trotsky Mar 2 #24
trotsky Feb 26 #13
Major Nikon Feb 26 #16
guillaumeb Feb 25 #10
trotsky Feb 26 #12
Major Nikon Feb 2020 #5

Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 11:10 AM

1. Don't she know? Jesus wants girls to wear headscarfs.

Of course, Jesus hanging with 12 guys.....

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 12:32 PM

2. Yeah kinda funny how supreme beings only want women to be modest

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 01:20 PM

3. Yes but the Chinese government is persecuting a group of Muslims.

So therefore there is no such thing as religious intolerance by religious groups.

Pretty sure that's how it goes, right?? /s

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Response to trotsky (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 05:53 PM

4. From your framing here,

I would say no, you do not see how intolerance works.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 09:18 AM

6. Can intolerance ever be justified by religious teachings?

Yes or no, g. Answer the question if you dare. Or just insult my intelligence and attack me like you usually do.

Your choice.

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Response to trotsky (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 12:54 PM

7. Your question is faulty. Allow me to correct it for demonstrated bias.

Can intolerant people use religious teachings to justify their intolerance?

Yes.



The key here is that intolerant individuals will attempt to justify their own behavior using whatever belief or philosophical system they hold.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 03:58 PM

8. Explain how my question is faulty then.

Don't rewrite the question to justify your biases.

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Response to trotsky (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 07:20 PM

9. it's only faulty to someone who is only interested in giving sermons

Noted is how he decided to attack you exactly as predicted instead of answering a straightforward question. Then he proceeds to repeat his favorite sermon about how organized religion can never be responsible for anything bad, yet gets all the credit for anything good.

Attempting meaningful discussion is like trying to have a conversation with a bullhorn carrying street corner zealot. All you are ever going to get is a one-sided sermon.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 08:08 PM

11. You reveal yourself as you attempt to analyze others.

Well done.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 09:21 AM

14. "I'm rubber and you're glue"?? Really, that's your childish response?

You just proved his point. You have absolutely no interest in actual discussion, or else you'd engage him right now to explain why he's wrong. Instead, he hit a little too close to home for your comfort, and so you lash out as usual.

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Response to trotsky (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 10:24 AM

15. Just another one of his canned responses

Itís pretty clear he doesnít put any thought into any of them. All of them are designed to give the appearance of an actual response without actually engaging in discussion. As far as his agenda goes, he only has a few canned sermons as well and just repeats those like he does with his primary school level retorts.

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Response to trotsky (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 11:47 AM

17. More attempts at analysis?

You too reveal much.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #17)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 04:34 PM

18. Are you afraid to engage in actual discussion?

I think that's it. Major Nikon has you pegged perfectly.

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Response to trotsky (Reply #18)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 06:17 PM

19. Not at all.

And When I find it in this group, I engage in it.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #19)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 09:08 AM

20. That's a load of horseshit and you know it.

I've given you multiple chances to engage in real, actual discussion, and the only thing you can do is smear me in return.

Step up and be the decent person you think you are, g. Quit with the baloney and actually discuss these concepts and ideas.

Or, as usual, just insult me again.

Either way, you'll be informing others of exactly how sincere you are in your commitment to dialog.

FYI, here's a real, actual discussion question that I posed to you but you left unanswered. There are many more, but I'd like you to demonstrate your willingness to engage in dialog. Let's go. I'm game.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1218&pid=321715

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Response to trotsky (Reply #20)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 06:25 PM

21. You asked another question.

My many responses here provide the answer.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #21)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 09:15 AM

22. I've already told you that I won't be gaslit.

Thank you for showing everyone your actual commitment to discussion and dialog, though. Now people can decide for themselves whether or not you're being a total flaming hypocrite when you call for the same.

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Response to trotsky (Reply #22)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 09:46 PM

23. 9% of my current posts are in the Religion group.

Perhaps you missed the other 91%.

But even speaking about that 9%, I regularly engage with people in the Religion group.

As others can clearly see.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #23)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 09:21 AM

24. Yeah it's no wonder.

When you act like you do, it shouldn't be a surprise. That's why I keep exposing your tactics and agenda.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 09:19 AM

13. Yeah, I don't expect him to grow or change or engage in any kind of meaningful discussion.

After all, I've given him countless chances to actually defend his ideas and beliefs, but he always refuses and instead attacks me.

I post only for the benefit of others, so his agenda and bias are revealed for all to see.

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Response to trotsky (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 10:38 AM

16. If you've ever tried to have a discussion with a zealot you will notice a similar pattern

They will never engage in two sided discussion about their ideas. They know from experience when they have to defend their ideas this leads to critical thinking their ideas simply canít tolerate. So you never will get a straightforward answer from them.

Your straightforward question is a perfect example. He could have just answered it with a straightforward answer, or he could have just ignored it. Instead he chose to reframe it into the question he wish had been asked and then proceeded to answer his own question instead of yours. Then he even went so far as to pretend he actually answered your question as if everyone is just too stupid to see his obvious tactic. Then again, perhaps his invisible fan club canít.

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Response to trotsky (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 08:08 PM

10. I gave my answer. eom

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 09:17 AM

12. No you didn't.

You can't gaslight me.

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Response to trotsky (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 08:36 PM

5. Exactly

As long as any secular group anywhere is intolerant of religion, that proves religion canít possibly have any role to play with intolerance orchestrated by religionists even if they claim their invisible sky daddy commands it.

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