London 2012 Opening Ceremony
Malaysian rifle shooter Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi will be 34 weeks pregnant when she competes in the Olympic Games in London.
What is that about Muslim women being oppressed? This sister is SHOOTING RIFLES in HIJAB while BEING PREGNANT. That’s not oppressed, that’s totally badass! Mashallah!!
Fuck yeah, Malaysia \m/
London 2012 Olympics
Italy Olympic Team #4
I think this deserves a standing ovation in front of the mainstream feminists who have constantly dehumanized and demeaned our existence as Muslim women by suggesting that we’re oppressed people. This deserves a standing ovation in front of the hundreds of men who have claimed that the religion of Islam does not tolerate liberated and free women (which is, of course, contrary to the teachings of Muhammad). This deserves recognition; Muslim women are participating in wrestling, swimming, shooting, and other physically demanding sports while wearing the physical hijab.
All of you are my role models; go kick me some misogynistic ass ladies!
Additionally, these ladies are bringing it while fasting during Ramadan.
And that Malaysian athlete? She’s competing while 8 months pregnant.
Beat that, Michael Phelps! (only Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me listeners will get this in-joke >3>)
I just saw the cutest interview of Nur Suryani on TV earlier tonight. When asked how did she cope with the competition being heavily pregnant and all, she said: “I just took lots of deep breaths and told the baby to behave.”
I applauded so much when the Muslim ladies came out in the opening ceremony last night. WATCH OUT BECAUSE THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO BE OPPRESSED WITH THESE LADIES AROUND ARE THE ATHLETES AROUND THEM BECAUSE THESE LADIES ARE GOING TO OWN ALL OF YOU. ALL. OF. YOU.
In all seriousness this is a monumental occasion in challenging the stereotypes surrounding Muslim women.
Also when Palestine came out in the opening ceremony I stood up and I fucking applauded. Palestine, we salute you.
arctic monkeys performing “come together” at the olympics opening ceremony
The Queens thoughts during the Olympics