Comments on: Should men-only Muslim teams be barred from the Olympics? http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/05/21/should-men-only-muslim-teams-be-barred-from-the-olympics/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: nazar http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/05/21/should-men-only-muslim-teams-be-barred-from-the-olympics/comment-page-1/#comment-5699 Mon, 25 Aug 2008 20:28:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/05/21/should-men-only-muslim-teams-be-barred-from-the-olympics/#comment-5699 United Arab Emirates has sent female to particpate Beijing Olympics

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By: Fariborz Shamshiri http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/05/21/should-men-only-muslim-teams-be-barred-from-the-olympics/comment-page-1/#comment-5525 Sun, 10 Aug 2008 16:47:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/05/21/should-men-only-muslim-teams-be-barred-from-the-olympics/#comment-5525 Iranian women athletes presence is against Islamic values!

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By: Peter H http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/05/21/should-men-only-muslim-teams-be-barred-from-the-olympics/comment-page-1/#comment-3582 Fri, 23 May 2008 05:49:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/05/21/should-men-only-muslim-teams-be-barred-from-the-olympics/#comment-3582 Why the continual effort to drive a wedge between the Islamic world and the rest? Is it solving anything? Who benefits? Would the world be a better place if everybody did things the same way?

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By: Human and Female http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/05/21/should-men-only-muslim-teams-be-barred-from-the-olympics/comment-page-1/#comment-3580 Fri, 23 May 2008 01:53:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/05/21/should-men-only-muslim-teams-be-barred-from-the-olympics/#comment-3580 Why are men so afraid of women? We are just as human as men, maybe even the superior sex if there is such a thing. It’s time for women to be given their due in this world and not be considered as second class or property. It is also time for our species to grow up and out of the delusion of religion which is used to suppress womankind. Women athletes should be unfettered across all nations of this planet and given the same rights and privileges as any male.

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By: title9guy http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/05/21/should-men-only-muslim-teams-be-barred-from-the-olympics/comment-page-1/#comment-3579 Fri, 23 May 2008 01:22:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/05/21/should-men-only-muslim-teams-be-barred-from-the-olympics/#comment-3579 Perhaps making title9 part of the Olympic rule would help? But then what about Religious Freedom. In Humboldt County California there is a track and field team made up of “Religious” folks with the name “Respect”. I watch a young “Religious” woman run track in a dress that meets the standards of thier religion. She won the race and in a race against some boys her age she wond that race too. In the end “Life and love will find a way to win the race”. Perhaps new uniforms would help? Religious people do have right to have thier religion respected even in the Olympics. It was not so long ago that American’s didn’t let American women athletics with respect. Is you school following the rules written into Title IX ???

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By: Conscientious Observer http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/05/21/should-men-only-muslim-teams-be-barred-from-the-olympics/comment-page-1/#comment-3571 Thu, 22 May 2008 11:14:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/05/21/should-men-only-muslim-teams-be-barred-from-the-olympics/#comment-3571 When comes down to the basic human rights issue yes they should be barred. (Religion has nothing to do with it because other muslim women are competing!) However, if they are allowed to compete and see what the real world is like outside of their very sheltered one, they actually may get a little bit more educated on basic common decency and how to view fellow human beings – especially females, in a more mature and intelligent way (fingers crossed). They may also learn by changing the medievel attitudes towards females, and not being afraid that some women can actually ‘do things’, including wining olympic medals, may be advantagous. Until these countries realise this they are severely limiting their opportunities to win medals. Putting myself in the shoes of an ignorant chauvanist where my arrogance equals my narcissistic and poorly educated attitude towards the female gender, I guess I too would feel threatened and upset if females were allowed to compete and possibly ‘do better than’ me. How dare they try to look better than me, my whole manhood would be forever affected. I must protest and show the whole world how pathetically insecure I really am and how easily my self-esteem has been permanantly shattered. Ooh, I can always get it back by the good old honour killing. But of course such ignorance may be too resistant to suggestions only, of change for the better. They should be given the chance.

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By: Tariq Mahmood http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/05/21/should-men-only-muslim-teams-be-barred-from-the-olympics/comment-page-1/#comment-3566 Thu, 22 May 2008 06:01:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/05/21/should-men-only-muslim-teams-be-barred-from-the-olympics/#comment-3566 Most nation states are soveriegn and practice the laws their people want. In case certain nations do not appreciate the type of dresses and other gears in which sportsmen and women appear in public do not comply with the cultural and ideological value of some people they may be allowed to follow their princples.

In fact the world at large, especially led by the cultural leadership of Anglo Saxons is getting closer to nudism, exposures of female sportswomen rather erotically. The continuing of olympic flame reminds us of the sun worshiping idolators. It should not be aloowed any further.

When we allow gays and lisbians on the sports field, an untaural act why cannot female sportwomen decently drseed be permitted.

I feel now is the time that we should respect our female and not use them a s means for advertisements and sexual eroticism.

Finally, Muslims are a people who practice their religion more religiously and the values some Muslim countries want to protect are enjoined by their religion. They should be permitted to practice what is obligatory for them.

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By: Stephan http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/05/21/should-men-only-muslim-teams-be-barred-from-the-olympics/comment-page-1/#comment-3565 Thu, 22 May 2008 05:57:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/05/21/should-men-only-muslim-teams-be-barred-from-the-olympics/#comment-3565 I agree, China should be barred from the Olympics because they discriminate against their Tibetan and Uighur minorities, muslim countries espousing sexism for “cultural reasons” should be expelled, and the US should be expelled for committing the supreme crime of aggressive war and for being responsible for a genocide in Iraq that has seen over 1 000 000 killed and 4 000 000 lose their homes. To put that in perspective its like 10 million Americans losing their lives and 40 million losing their homes. The tragedy here is that the Olympics can’t really go on anymore, our world, especially our corporate and government leaders, is too corrupt, greedy, and murderous to sustain the Olympic ideals any longer.

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By: jaybumotad http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/05/21/should-men-only-muslim-teams-be-barred-from-the-olympics/comment-page-1/#comment-3564 Thu, 22 May 2008 04:33:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/05/21/should-men-only-muslim-teams-be-barred-from-the-olympics/#comment-3564 In perspective, I think this has been the most controversial Olympics so far. There are a number of issues to be discussed and to be addressed. However, I believe that having China as the host nation is an advantage. It fully magnified the Tibet issue which remains unresolved for years now and it has also raised awareness on China’s environmental problems which is an epitome of the environmental issues that the world is facing today.

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By: Dave Horsting http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/05/21/should-men-only-muslim-teams-be-barred-from-the-olympics/comment-page-1/#comment-3560 Wed, 21 May 2008 22:57:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/05/21/should-men-only-muslim-teams-be-barred-from-the-olympics/#comment-3560 His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is both the head of state and the spiritual leader of Tibet. At the age of two he was declared the 14th Dalai Lama. Now, at the age of 73, he has spent 50 years outside of his country.

Meanwhile, the 15th Dalai Lama, Gedun Choekyi Nyima, turned 19 years old on 4/25/2008. He has been held captive by the Chinese government for over 80% of his life.

His Holiness has asked the world to provide fundamental human rights, peace and compassion to all human beings. His Holiness has also asked us to ensure we all “Let the Games Begin”.

Blessings.

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