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karate hijab

karate hijab

Yesterday’s breaking news on cnn.com: ‘Britney files for divorce’
Breaking news on cnn.com today: ‘Rumsfield resigns’

But the most interesting point for the week is…
How can you karate without your hijab falling off?
First Women’s Olympics of Afghanistan



November 8, 2006 - Posted by | perspectives, RandomDesi


  1. This year Nike and UNHCR teamed up to make athletic wear for hijabis in three refugee camps in northern Kenya. Nike taught locals how to copy the design and sew it themselves and now more women in the area are playing sports!

    Comment by nadia | November 9, 2006 | Reply

  2. ‘copy the design’…?
    nike does not have a problem with this? did they build a factory there? or are they giving permission to counterfeit?

    Comment by blah | November 9, 2006 | Reply

  3. Yes, it’s not a garment they plan on producing or marketing. It was part of an initiative to empower Somali women who enjoy playing volleyball and were restricted by their hijabs slipping off. You can read the whole story here: http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/news/opendoc.htm?tbl=NEWS&page=home&id=42cbed364

    Comment by nadia | November 9, 2006 | Reply

  4. Nadia,
    Very very cool. Thanks for posting!


    Comment by miral | November 9, 2006 | Reply

  5. It is realli nice to see women who are involved in sports.- esp. muslim women because it breaks all the streotypes of us being opressed. My God, could ppl just try to do a bit more research..if so racism and ignorance would not have existed in this life..

    Comment by Laila | February 21, 2009 | Reply

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