World Bulletin: Hijab ban forces Turkey out of European Wushu championship

Men participating in wushu. Looks pretty rough for women.

Turkey will not participate in any event organized by the European Wushu Federation because of its alleged ban on women wearing headscarves, a senior official of Turkey’s Wushu Federation said Wednesday.

“In 2014, we did not take along women athletes from Turkey to the championship, but this year we have decided not to attend the event itself,” Abdurrahman Akyuz, Turkish official of the International Wushu Federation, told The Anadolu Agency.

Akyuz said that the decision was made in protest after the European Wushu Federation ruled that sportswomen wearing headscarves could not take part in the competition.

“We, as Turkey, do not recognize the European Wushu Federation anymore and declared it to the International Wushu Federation,” he added.

Also, he said that Italy and France too had decided to stay out of the European Wushu Federation over what it said was “maladministration” reasons…

WTF is Wushu? I had to look it up.  

  • simus1

    More contrived BS from the muslooneytunes erdogians.

  • Hannita

    Big loss…….Turkey is not going to attend! Anybody care?

  • Clink9

    I “wushu” wouldn’t stick that pole in my face.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    They take the Hijjawb off, no problem, if it was used in a Joooo-hanging contest.

  • Mohamsandwich

    The ugliest fashion in the world is also a statement to the west saying “Fuck you”. In Islamissauga, west of Toronto, little girls frequently wear hijabs starting in Kindergarten. And most of the little muzzies aren’t even Turkish there!

    • Mohamsandwich

      Ain’t she a cutey? I wish all women could celebrate their feminine beauty like this muzzlima!

  • The Goat

    This was very hard for Turkey since they invented wushu.

    • Frau Katze

      Muslims invented everything.

  • Surele Surele

    I actually have no problem with them staying out of wushu. At least they did not demand the whole wushu association did not change their rules, as in accommodation. I wouldn’t hold my breath if that’s not coming. But for now, let’s just enjoy some turkey/france/italy free wushu, shall we?

  • Once more, Islamism doesn’t fit into the twenty-first century.

  • Jabberwokk

    Seen this before in a judo competition. Hey if I can use it to throw/choke I’m going too. This is combat and it cares not for your religion. Deal with it.