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FIBA lifts Hijab ban

After two year on-line campaign against Muslim athletes participating in international professional basketball competitions – the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) lifted its ban on headgears (hijabs, yarmulkes and turbans) on Sunday.

The ruling has been hailed by Muslim basketball players and fans who felt such bans as sign of Islamophobia and demonization of Muslim women who refuse to scarify their religious tenets in order to compete in international sports events.

It’s important because more people will see that Muslim women can play, do play and are willing to play,” said Raabya Pasha, a member of the first all-Muslim women’s team, the Falcons, in Leicester, UK (watch video below).

Asma Albadawi who started the Falcons team, says the lifting of hijab ban makes a difference to the sport.

We might not see it right now but, gradually in elite sports we’re going to see more Muslim girls in basketball playing with the hijab, in college basketball for example in America, and in places, where basketball is aired. It will make a huge impact because the more people that are seeing women look like them playing, the more impact it will have on the wider community,” she told Al-Jazeera.

Iran is the first Muslim-majority country to establish all-female basketball team over two decades ago but due to ban on hijab, it refused to participate in FIBA events.

The other Muslim majority countries whose all-women basketball teams have competed in Asian and African sports events, are Turkey, Somalia and Qatar.

Shireen Ahmed, a Toronto-based observant Muslim soccer player, writer and blogger has documented the stories of Muslim women in sports around the world (here).

Islamic modesty rules are not against Muslim women taking part in gender segregated sports as a source of enjoyment, recreation and maintaining a healthy life-style. But local traditions in many countries are against women taking parts in sports just like in the Zionist entity.


Pakistan crush India to win Cricket Championships

Inspired Pakistan crush India by 180 runs to win the Champions Trophy final 2017

Pakistan crushed world favorites India by 180 runs to clinch the ICC Championship Trophy title in a thrilling competition at London’s The Oval ground on Sunday (watch below).

Pakistani team set up a daunting 339-run target with a loss of four wickets, but Indian batting collapsed under a calculated bowling attack, with all men out for just 158 runs in the 31st over of 50 over game.

India needed 339 runs to beat Pakistan at a required run rate of more than 6.76. Pakistan had established a run rate of 6.76.

Pakistan Fakhar Zaman is the only batsman who scored an unbeaten 114 – his maiden century and the first Pakistani batsmen to score a century in ICC Championship tournament final. He is awarded the Player of the Match.

The last time Pakistani openers scored more than 100 runs prior to the fall of the first wicket in two consecutive matches was in 2003. This is only the second time the same has happened outside Asia.

Left-arm fast bowler Muhammad Amir kicked off Pakistan’s bowling attack, taking three crucial early wickets ─ those of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan.

The score is Pakistan’s second-highest against India. The last time Pakistan beat India was in 2009 – also during a Champions Trophy match.

Hasan Ali matched Amir’s three, taking the wickets of MS Dhoni, Ravichandran Ashwin and JJ Bumrah.

Pakistan team: Sarfraz Ahmed (Captain), Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan.

India team: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (capt), Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (wkt), Hardik Pandya, Kedhar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jaspreet Bumrah.

South-African-born Pakistan head coach John Michael Arthur is very pleased with how Pakistan went on to defy all expectations and win the ICC Champions Trophy and wants to build on this for the ICC World Cup in 2019.

Pakistan batsman Mohammad Hafeez says his team-mates vowed to stick together despite the avalanche of criticism and they reaped the rewards in memorable fashion on Sunday.

Pakistan victory will certainly start some sort of anti-Muslim riots by the Hindutva BJP and other Hindu extremists in India as they have done in the past (here).


Canada: Iran’s female team won Taekwondo Championship

On November 20, 2016 Iran’s female taekwondo team was declared the winner of the 2016 World Taekwondo Junior Championships (watch video below).

The Iranian team, headed by Fatemeh Safarpour, claimed two gold and two bronze medals in the five-day (Nov. 16-20) competition held in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.

Zahra Pouresmaeil in the +68kg weight class and Mobina Nejad Katesari in -42kg won two gold medals respectively. Mobina Babalou in -55kg class and Parisa Javadi Kouchaksarei in -63kg seized two bronze medals.

Iran stood on the podium with 55 points, followed by Chinese Taipei who won one gold and three silver medals and bagged 55 points. Russian Federation came third with 50 points, winning three silver and two bronze medals.

The Best Coach award in the female division was won by Fatemeh Safarpour from Iran.

Iran’s male taekwondo team finished in fourth place with 47 points, winning one gold and one silver. The top winners were; South Korea (93 points), Russia (66 points), and Turkey (53 points).

The five-day competition brought 846 competitors and 458 officials from 102 countries together in Burnaby, Canada.

Canada has no diplomatic relation with the Islamic Republic since September 2012. The decision was made by then Canadian foreign minister John Baird, a gay Zionist Christian for which he was praised by Netanyahu.

Tehran has long called Canada under Stephen Harper government, Israel’s lap poodle. Over 400,000 Iranian belonging to different faiths call Canada their home.

Hijab and Women’s Chess Championship in Tehran

On September 30, 2016, Israel-First Rupert Murdoch’s CNN reported that “Some of the world’s top female chess players are upset that the next world championship will be held in Iran, where players are expected to wear head scarves.” The news was picked-up by the rest of the anti-Muslim media and added their own lies about the Islamic Republic.

CNN story revolved around Georgia-born American chess champion Nazí Paikidze-Barnes (Jewish) who called for the boycott of Women’s World Chess Championship in Tehran next year.

Susan Polgar (Jewish), former US Grandmaster and the chairperson of FIDE’s Commission for Women’s Chess claims she has not received any complaint from the participants over wearing Hijab during the event to be held in February 2017. She in a statement said that she doesn’t like the “extremists” ruling Iran but that doesn’t mean we should abandon Iranian women who are victims of those rulers.

Iran’s famous female chess player Mitra Hejazipour, 23, who won 2015 Asian continental women’s championship while wearing Hijab, has debunked lies about the so-called persecution of women in Muslim countries.

Hejazipour, an MA student at Tehran University and one of Iran’s five WGMs said: “I understand that it may be difficult for them to wear the hijab, but I want to tell them that if they show understanding and patience, and if they come to Iran, there’s also a positive side to look at. Iran is a beautiful place and has an amazing culture. If Iran can host this event, it will be a big step for us; it will help our women chess players and it will boost women in other sporting fields. It will pave the way for them, too.”

Elham Yazdiha, a Turkey-based Iranian sports journalist, said she was confident Hejazipour’s view reflected the voice of sportswomen in Iran. “Calls for a boycott will only disappoint Iranian women and destroy their hopes,” she said.

Iran’s Chess Federation abides by country’s modest dress code in public places for both men and women. This is the reason Iranian women’s teams in every sports have boycotted international events where wearing Hijab was not allowed. This has affected negatively many women’s sports in Iran.

In spite of Hijab restriction by the Jewish controlled International Sports many Iranian women have competed at international sports events and won medals such as Paralympics Gold Medalist (London Olympics 2012) archer Zahra Nemati, Shirin Gerami, first Iranian triathlete, rifle shooter Lida Fariman, rower Homa Hosseini, Rio Olympic medalist Kamia Alizadeh, and others.

Earlier this year, 188-member World Chess Federation met in Baku, Azerbaijan, and unanimously awarded the 2017 competition to Iranian Chess Federation. the US delegation also voted in favor of the decision. Nearly 60 chess players from around the world are expected take part in the event.

Chess is very popular game in Iran. Some historians even claim chess was invented by Persians.


Farrakhan: Kaepernick stands for freedom, justice and equality

FARRAKHAN[1]On September 7, 2016, the leader of the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan in a statement praised NFL quarterback of San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick for his fight in the cause of freedom, justice and equality for the Blacks and other non-White minorities in the United States.

Colin Kaepernick has brought a fresh political breath into American sports controlled by Zionist Jews. With image of Kaepernick standing at a podium, sporting an Afro the size of a small solar system, adorned in a T-shirt bearing the image of Fidel Castro and Malcolm X, is reminiscent of Nelson Mandela, urging Black South Africans to “fight back” against apartheid’s violence.

In demonstrations on opening day of the NFL season, players who joined Kaepernick’s sounded themes of solidarity, mass resistance, and of building a Beloved Community. Even openly lesbian soccer star Megan Rapinoe kneeled in support of Kaepernick (watch below).

The San Francisco Police Officer Association (SFPD) in a letter threatened 49ers owner John Edward “Jed” York (Jewish) to take necessary action against Kaepernick and apologize to SFPD for insulting the police department.

We will not stand by while he attacks police officers killed in this country with statements such as ‘People are on paid leave while people of color are killed’. Not only does he show an incredible lack of knowledge regarding our profession and ‘officer involved’ shootings, but also shows a naivety and total lack of sensitivity towards police officers,” said the letter.

It is difficult to explain the true depth of the geopolitical conditions in the world to people in the US without a catalyst. Kaepernick’s current stand against police brutality can be one of those catalysts. To defeat the authoritarian, pro-Empire mindset of many people in the US will take a strategic, revolutionary approach to the question of war. Soldiers are deified in the US because they are perceived to fight for the freedoms that the US supposedly enjoys. Those freedoms are currently being questioned in the domestic arena by notable figures like Kaepernick. Now is the time to question the legitimacy of US foreign policy when its supposed principles of liberty and freedom do not apply to Black America. If the so-called values of the US do not apply to one people, then they must not apply to the Iraqi, Syrian, or Libyan people, either. And an injury to one is an injury to all,” Daniel Haiphong, an American journalist said on September 7, 2016.

Khalif Mitchell and the Jews

On Thursday, two powerful Israel lobby groups, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), and B’nai B’rith Canada slammed the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL) over hiring Khalif Mitchell.

Afro-American Khalif Quadreee Mitchell, 31, is accused of having the bad habit of making political wrong statements against Israel, Jews, and Holocaust. Mitchell had been blamed for claiming on his Tweet account in the past that Nazis couldn’t have killed 6 million Jews, Israel is an Apartheid State, and Israeli Jews run the ISIS. He even dared to insult the Holocaust myth-maker Elie Wiesel – calling him: Thief of the holy people.

We are deeply troubled that Mitchell is continuing to spread messages of hate against the Jewish people. Clearly, Mitchell has not learned from his past mistakes. We have engaged with the CFL and the Saskatchewan Roughriders and they have assured us they are investigating it,” said CIJA chairman Shimon Koffler Fogel.

Mitchell was not allowed to play both in the US and Canada since he was fired by Montreal Alouettes (owned by American Jewish banker Robert Wetenhall) last year and penalized with a heavy fine by CFL under pressure from country’s Jewish groups.

On Thursday, CFL Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge (Jewish) said in a statement that the organization would monitor Mitchell closely and that any further comments will result in his immediate dismissal.

Mitchell has another talent beside playing football – that’s playing piano (watch below).

I’m sure, it wouldn’t be difficult for the B’nai B’rith to fake a anti-Israel Tweet and blame it on Mitchell, or for better declare that Mitchell has found his family roots among the Ethiopian Jews!

Mitchell’s Twitter account has since been made private.

Iran wins Gold Medal at Rio 2016 with World Record

On Saturday, Iranian weightlifter Kianoush Rostami, 25, won Gold Medal at Rio 2016 Olympics in men’s 85-kilogram category with a world record after lifting a total of 396 kilograms (watch video below).

Rostami beat his own world record set in May 2016 by one kilogram and beat Tian Tao of China, who snatched the Silver Medal with a total lift of 395 kilograms.

Rostami won a Bronze medal at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, and the 2015 International Weightlifting Federation’s World Weightlifting Championships in Houston, USA.

Rostami’s medal is Iran’s sixth weightlifting gold in Olympics.

Since 1948, Iran has so far won 15 Gold, 20 Silver, and 25 Bronze. 64 Iranian athletes in 15 sports categories are competing at Rio 2016 including Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatullah Khamenei’s favorite gold medalist volleyball team. Iran’s traditionally popular sports are wrestling and soccer