Hijab to Make History in London Olympics

Muslim publisher Muslim Village report that the first team to compete in an international competition in hijab, female Muslim weightlifters from the United Arab Emirates will be making history in the London Olympics.

“We were the first country for our athletes to be covered, wearing Islamic dress,” Jassim Abdulrahman Al-Awazi, a board member for the Emirates Weightlifting Federation and the GCC Weightlifting Organization, told the Emirati daily The National on Monday, May 21.

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POSTED 11 Jun 2012