#1 It is the coaches JOB to know the rules! #2 The school should have filed for the exception at the start of the season. #3 It is not the Referee's job to grant an exception. And last but not least did you notice that she said "I'm a Muslim.I'm an American, Thats a problem. You should be an American first!
It was her choice to choose to wear it and not play. Rules were in place beforehand. Just like the champion chess player was excluded in the international chess championship when it was held in Iran and the head scarf was required to be worn. Choices are made.
Want dress like a muslim and play like a muslim!! Go to a muslim country And play!!!! follow the rules or dont play!!!!! Sick of these muslims trying to change this place to a muslim country!!! Some schools now dont serve Hotdogs cause the muzzys complained!!!!This is America!!!! ASIMILATE!! !!
I am so tired of people like her who flout the rules and then are upset about the consequences. We should follow France and outlaw the hijab in public schools. And while we're at it we should outlaw the burka, or what ever the long black robe is called. It is used to disguise terrorits and allow them into to places that they have no business being at. And yes, nuns wear head coverings and special robes. Not one of them uses that as a disguise to blow themselves up! The same is true for the Amish. Their white bonnets are not used to hide bombs. Neither the nuns nor the Amish are trying to force me to convert to their religion or they'll kill me. (Do NOT brng up the behavior of Catholics in the past. Yes, they did the same thing. The difference is that they aren't doing it NOW and the muslims are!) If they want to wear those scarves and robes then they should wear them in their own private school and not subject them on others.
If you want to participate you follow the rules. Otherwise you don't participate. Her choice. And I for one REFUSE to change the rules to accomodate such silliness. CAIR can stuff it. Note that it was a high level CAIR guy who was quoted some time back that: "We are not here to integrate, we are here to dominate." Nuff said.
And yet again. Americans have to obey every law in a Muslim country. However Americans have to bow down to their crap in America. When the US was founded it was Christianity and laws were based on it. You could choose to be a Christian of Faith or aithiest. Muslims and Sharia law were not even a consideration when our laws were written. Now they want to abuse our laws and they want to bring their Sharia law with them and their multiple wives.
You know the old saying: "When in Rome, do as the Romans do." You don't move to another country and force that country to follow your rules and regulations! You wouldn't allow us to go to your country and force our rules on you, we know you wouldn't tolerate it... So why should we?? Why do we Americans have to change our country to suit you? This is a Christian country, founded by Christians who wanted to to practice their Christian freedoms. It's not a Muslim country, and you're not going to make it one! You're free to practice your religion, but not when it dictates to us how we should feel, where we can go or not go, think or act!
Another victim.... ugh! America is so so unfair.
My god, does the media just drive around and seek this stuff out! We are at an extremely fragile point with the psycho wack job in North Korea, yet I've gotta search the web for info and this kinda crap is second up on the IJR window. Come on people, can we get our priorities straight. This can be news, thats fine! But, headlining news?!!!
Lets say the referee made an exception and allowed her to play. If they win, then the loser can contest the victory. As a matter of fact if they lost they could contest the loss. They should have known the rules ahead of time and filed for an exception, which i feel sure would have been granted. If anyone, blame the coach.
It is unfortunate that this young athlete was denied participation, but was it a rule against her religion? NO! If someone wears a cross on a bracelet 24/7 and is told it is not allowed for safety reasons and for uniformity of all players in an organized competition, is that player a victim of prejudice? NO! I think God just told me to drive on the left side of the road today...Here I go!
I feel bad for her. As a child, the adults should have already handled this rule and followed directions. She could have had her hijab and wore it too!
On the other side, where is it written that she has to cover her hair in the Quaran as part of her religion? Isn't this an offset of Sharia, which is not applicable in America nor protected?
I have to go with her on this . She played for 23 games without ant reference to the rule. It was obvious it was for religious purposes. She was doing nothing that would have interfered with other players. Do I think we need major protest and arguments no. Does the rule need to be changed yes it does.
It should be banned for several reasons. It gives the team with the person wearing the hijab sn unfair advantage as her team can easily find her on the court as she stands out with something that is not natural. Did it match the uniform? Religion does not belong on the court as it is no different than asking someone to remove their cross necklace.
Well we're no longer allowed to pledge allegiance to the flag and our country in schools because it mentions God, ergo, religion. If even we Americans have to separate church and state so much so we aren't even allowed to show respect to our flag.... I feel like that law violated BOTH my religion AND my country, but hey thems the rules! We all have to follow the rules, a world without rules is chaos (I guess this is why half the nation is in a chaotic state because only half of us are expected to and prefer too have rules in place to follow.) So no, if American Christians can't have our religious God even mentioned in our schools then muslims or anyone else can't expect to play their religion card in any school in our country and find it fair and get away with it. That's the law if you all want to enter and be part of our great country. We shouldn't have to atone to your rights and beliefs if we aren't even allowed to adhere to our own!... Why is it too difficult to follow Americas "lax" laws compared to other countries that behead and stone their citizens? They followed their own laws til that came here otherwise they wouldn't have their heads anymore!... Like with kids, the saying goes "give them an inch and they take a mile" same appllies here, "give them freedom and they want to take take take more until they take ours away".....
Saying Merry Christmas is too offensive and unlawful because of religion, yet Haunaka, Kwanza and every other form of the CHRISTmas season is coddled and welcomed to practice with open arms and insisted upon even when offensive to Americans (because our very God was taken out of our Christmas, the very reason for which the holiday is based on. All the other "rituals" of Christmas are revered as ok- Santa, money money money, Christmas is a very lucrative holiday after all! Just not the "Christ" part even tho Christ is in the word itself).... And we also celebrate (IN OUR SCHOOLS) to show respect and learn about every OTHER culture day?? Hmmm, Somethings really wrong with that, and it STINKS!.. . America land of the free, only if you aren't American apparently. Otherwise they are free to do whatever they want while oppressing the very people, soil and freedom they came here seeking.
Why is this country bowing to the muslims?? If they don't like our laws and rules, go back to the Middle East!! In Minnesota we have a policewoman with a hijab! All a crook has to do is yank it off and this Muslim would panic, but liberal stupid MN doesn't want to offend her, she doesn't have to follow the uniform rules!!!! Only the white, black and Hispanic officers do!!!!
I'm guessing people overlooked the actual rules, in the rulebook. She shouldn't have been banned from playing. Now before people try and blow up on me, and try to call me a Muslim. I am a Christian, and follower of Christ. " The rulebook says there is an exception on an individual basis for medical, cosmetic or religious reasons, but only if there is documented evidence provided to the state that the participant may not expose their head."
This is no different than removing banning necklaces, bracelettes or piercing accessories when participating in sporting activities at the highschool or club level. Many of the rules were geared to the protecting the safety of the player. Whether the amount of injuries caused by wearing jewerly justifies the rule, is up to debate. However the rule has always been there and it should have been inforced at the beginning of the season. This young lady had a choice play without the Hijab or don't play. Stop claiming you are a victum because you made a choice.
I understand her disappointment and commend her steadfast position, however, rules Are rules and if everyone must abide by the same rules, it isn't discrinination. As a society at large, there seems to be a desire to always take an adversarial position. "An exception to the rule should be made for me!" No, go through the process of changing the rule.
It's kind of like the term undocumnented immigrant. NO, immigrants are documented. Illegal aliens are not. There is a process ..... follow it! Ignorrance of the law/rule is NOT an acceptable defense, period.
Media trying to make mountain out of molehill. Coach should've known and abided by rules, submitting paperwork ahead of time. They also didn't give her the option of taking it off by not telling her til after game. All you assholes blaming her for not assimilating are forgetting that. At the same time I thought it was for ADULTS, not children, the hijab, so why was she wearing in first place? I'll never understand why hiding hair is modest but showing other less modest body parts is fine, but whatever. There was no discrimination here that I can see unless by her own coach trying to get rid of her by not telling her about the rule and it just took til finals to work.
Its time we Muslims realize that we will not be accepted or allowed to practice our religion freely. Their idea of assimiliation means we have to become like them and leave our faith so we have no choice but to not assimiliate and not even try to feel welcome here. We will have to do what the Jews did in Europe and live in a "State within a State" with our own rules because they dont want to include us EVEN when their rules could have allowed it.
Jewish folk can't wear their yarmulkes during games what makes Muslims think they are above the rules? Go back to wherever you came from. This is just the beginning of how it all starts with the Moslems first they want Special privileges and it grows from there.
Sorry but as much as I support DJT I side with the young lady. If she was allowed to wear her hijab the entire season, then the ref overstepped his position. The constitution also guarantees us freedom of religion. This young lady was insulted and humiliated in front of her team and a stadium full of parents. If this is the best we can do then we are F'd in our A's.
You people are full of a lot of hatred. The rule says there are exceptions for religion. She didn't have a problem in the first 26 games, of which two were post season games, only this one. Seems that the ref has a personal problem with the headdress. I don't know anyone who doesn't know the Hajib is worn for religious beliefs. I bet you if Christians wore this, there wouldn't be a problem with it.
Well I look at it like this, it's a previlage that she and her like are even allowed to be in this country anyway, because there is a law from 1952 that states there are no Muslims allowed entry into the United States !! IF YOU ARE IN THIS COUNTRY, YOU ARE IN AMERICA NOT WHERE IN HELL EVER YOU CAME FROM. WHILE HERE ABIDE BY THE LAWS OF THE LAND AND IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT THEN TAKE YOUR ASS BACK TO THE HELL HOLE YOU CAME FROM WHERE YOU CAN PRACTICE THE HELL OUT OF YOUR QURAN !!!!!!
The creation of headdress for those in the Middle East, especially the woman, one can understand the logic of the man in wanting to keep their women protected from the elements. But Mohammed turned that common sense into religious dogma and commandment with punishment for defiance of HIS LAW. Both the Hijab and the Burka, then and now, are only shields and reinforcements for the muslim male and his insecurity in winning and keeping the hearts and loyalty of a woman in defense against another muslim male. Notice I did not say man.
MEMO to CAIR: Having lived in the Middle East and sat in church at 8 years old while Ghaddafi henchmen tore down the cross inside my church and forced Italians who were predominately Catholic to leave Libya with the shirts on their back; I can tell you Islam is not tolerant nor a a welcoming religion. I do not understand after 25 years living in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Latin American why after living under others cultural and religious rules, I should come home to the USA founded on Christianity and forego celebrating Christmas because it offends Muslims and making exceptions for Muslim religious practices and accepting of Sharia Law steeped in the 15th Century when we live in the 21st Century! Muslims need to integrate into the US or leave! As to CAIR, get back to us when you've worked out an agreement with all Muslim countries worldwide to be respectful of Christians practicing their religion in your countries without being subjected to genocide and church burning!
Here's the irony: Atheists succeeded in removing God from schools by grossly manipulating the Free Exercise Clause in the First Amendment (no such thing as 'separation of church and state' in the Constitution; now Muslims are demanding that Muhammad be allowed in when our Constitution was based upon "One Nation Under God".
A quote I recently read: Christians & Jewish martyrs say; "I will die for what I believe". A Muslim martyr says; "you will die for what I believe".... Doubt it? Here is what is written in the Qur'an by Muhammad...who had a lust for power, married 12 times, had sex with children, raped women, killed 'non-believers', and stole from his victims:
- Truly, god loves those who fight
- Fight and slay the pagans wherever you find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem.
- Chop off their hands and chop off their fingertips
- When you meet the unbelievers, chop off their heads
- Fight and slay those who don't convert wherever you find them
- Believers, take neither Jew nor Christians for your friends
- Those who follow Muhammad are ruthless to unbelievers
- Those who reject Islam are "the vilest of creatures" and thus deserve no mercy
- Fight them until Islam reigns supreme (throughout the world).
There are more than 100 verses in the Qur'an (Koran) advocating the use of violence to spread Islam. There are exactly 123 verses in the Qur'an about killing and fighting.
The word "Islam" has been falsely proclaimed by Muslims to mean peace. The word Islam, actually means "submission" to the Muslim god of intolerance and hatred. It comes from the root Arabic word "taslim". In Arabic, the word for peace is only "solh". When a Muslim declares that Islam is a religion of peace, he/she is either ignorant of the Koran (Qur'an), or is deceitfully thinking of this "peace", as it extends only to those within the Muslim Community. The deceit is that they will not tell you exactly what they mean.
According to the Qur'an: "Muhammad is the Apostle of Allah. Those who follow him are merciful to one another, but ruthless to unbelievers" Surah 48:29. "Kill the Mushrikun (unbelievers) wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and lie in wait for them in each and every ambush..." Surah 9:5. Also see Surah 9:29: PICKTHAL: "Fight against such of those who have been given the Scripture (Christians & Jews) as believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, and forbid not that which Allah hath forbidden by His messenger, and follow not the Religion of Truth, until they pay the tribute readily, being brought low.". Please note that there is not a single verse in the entire Christian Bible that contains this "open-ended", universal command to kill/or be ruthless to unbelievers.
From this site: bibleprobe.com/muhammad.htm.
Here's another site if you want to conduct your own research: namb.net/apologetics/historical-muhammad-the-good-bad-downright-ugly
This is what President wants vetted....extremists who want to kill you and your children without mercy. Yet, he's being villified for it.
Go take that hijab back to the country it came from... go complain to them about your injustices and see how long it takes them to backhand you and beat your ass. You should be thanking America & God for being here. Stop playing the victim. But as we all now... this is how they will bleed our systems dry by suing and "trying" to take over. Step aside....
I, as an official who has been officiating high school basketball for the last 5 years, can say I have to agree with the officials on this one. NFHS president said, " Unfortunately the officials made a strict interpretation of the [...] playing rules for basketball instead of the spirit of the rule designed to ensure safety and competitive fairness." I can see where there would be a concern for safety. Not only hers, but also the other players on the playing floor. I think the officials made the right decision here.
By Shari'a Law, women have no rights. By Shari'a Law, women aren't afforded an education, the ability to drive a vehicle, the ability to make their voices heard, or the privilege of participating in sporting events. So, if this young lady is claiming to be Muslim just so she can wear a head scarf she's sorely mistaken. She should not have been allowed to play, or even join the team, period!
This is such bull. I a, sick and tired of hearing how Muslims must be the exception to the rules and if they arnt its discrimination. Just bc the other refs didn't follow the rules they need to be changed when one finally did? No. Just no. she was not discriminated against bc of her religion. It states that exeptions will be made for religious and other reasons if it's in writing given to state before the game she didn't do that so she didn't get to play. The coach knew the rules, I'm sure the girl did too bc they let her wear it. I'm sure the other refs thought she got the exception bc most would have already done so at that point. Follow the damn rules like everyone else or don't play. This was set up to once again force our laws and rules to bend to their will. They are trying to mak itlike this ref and organization are discriminatory and bigoted which is their race card they throw down when ever they don't get their way. It's bs and they better not change the rule bc it was there in black and white long before this girl are around. File it now for next year and you will be good to go. It's not like she didn't have the paperwork showing it's been approved she didn't follow the rules period.
Td, you are correct! A muslim woman is to dress from head to toe as to not show anything but her face and her hands, only blood related men and her husband are allowed to see her uncovered, to protect her dignity. Just like in other religions, some choose not to cover, just like all the Catholic nuns choose not to dress like they used to 40+ years ago. No one made a big deal of that, so why choose to make one now? Leave this young woman alone just because she chooses to follow her religion closely, she isn't harming anyone by protecting her dignity.
OH NO.... Run for the hills, CAIR is involved. Who give a sh*t? Even though I think that they should have informed this young lady sooner in the season, I don't understand why they think that the rules need to be changed to suit one person! No where in their bible does it state that a burka or hijab must be worn! This has only come into play in the last few decades, Muslim men wanting to control women!
This player is a political activist or is being influenced to make an issue of this. Rules are there to be followed. She wants to play the game then follow the rules. Christians can't where their crosses in any form any more around activities. So why is it so important to give this religion any kind of special treatment! Quit making such a mockery of all this great country stands for.