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Ban of sports for young women in Saudi Arabia

 Ban of sports for young women in Saudi Arabia 

Some women’s rights activists are calling to ban Saudi Arabia and Brunei from the Olympics—unless they start allowing women to participate. Right now, Saudi Arabia and Brunei are the only two countries that forbid women from competing in the Olympics. The two countries justify the ban on the grounds that some conservative Muslims see women’s sports as a sin.
But, since every other Muslim sends women to the Olympics, this view on female athletes is clearly not endemic to Islam. As a blogger at Muslimah Media Watch notes, “Considering that most Muslim countries allow women to participate, Saudi Arabia and Brun have no excuse to exclude women, other than misogyny of course. And in the meantime, all Muslims will once again be labeled as misogynist.

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