I’ll echo Brian of London’s tweet: ”We don’t force Muslims visiting the West to drink whiskey and smoke cigars.”
Secondly, why in the world is this chess championship being held in the islamonazi state of Iran in the first place?
NOTE: Kudos to the woman who refuses to bow down to islamonazi norms. Since Muslims like to pretend that there’s ”no compulsion to religion in Islam” (they lie, there is), they should insist that non-Muslims not be forced into observance of Islamic rituals.
‘We won’t wear hijabs’: Chess queens threaten to boycott world championships in Iran after being told they MUST wear Islamic headscarfs
US women’s champion Nazi Paikidze said she will not participate in the event if she has to wear hijab
- Female chess players will have to wear hijab at a 2017 tournament in Iran
- US champion Nazi Paikidze threatened to pull out of the games in Tehran
- Pan American champion Carla Heredia also voiced her anger at the move
- All women in Iran must wear hijab if not they will face arrest or punishment
Top women chess players are threatening to boycott the world championship in Iran because they will be forced to wear hijabs.
Female Grandmasters will risk arrest if they do not cover up to compete in the strict Middle Eastern country due to host the knock-out tournament next year.
The World Chess Federation, known by its French acronym Fide, has now been accused of failing to stand up for women’s rights after telling players to accept the laws and respect ‘cultural differences’, The Telegraph reported.
US women’s champion Nazi Paikidze said: ‘It is absolutely unacceptable to host one of the most important women’s tournaments in a venue where, to this day, women are forced to cover up with a hijab.
‘I understand and respect cultural differences. But, failing to comply can lead to imprisonment and women’s rights are being severely restricted in general. It does not feel safe for women from around the world to play here.’