US Olympian the First to Wear Hijab

Ibtihaj Muhammad (Instagram)

Because it’s 2016:

You could say it’s been a pretty good week for fencing athlete Ibtihaj Muhammad. 

The 30-year-old New Jersey native was recognized by President Barack Obama during his visit to a Baltimore mosque on Wednesday and asked to stand for a moment of recognition.

Muhammad’s accomplishment? Well, she qualified for the 2016 Olympics in Rio over the weekend and will become what is believed to be the first U.S. woman to compete in a hijab, the headscarf worn by Muslim women. 

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    I hope the skank looses, and badly.
    I’d cheer for the North Korean athlete before her.

    • Kathy Prendergast

      Do North Koreans compete in the Olympics at all? I would have thought they’re all too short, and skinny.

      • V10_Rob

        The NKs heard that competition athletes need to ‘stay hungry’, and figured that national malnourishment would produce an Olympic powerhouse.

  • J. C.
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  • bob e

    wonder what her name was before she picked the latest
    absurd black muslim name .. hope she gets her foil stuck
    in her fat, negroid ass ..

  • Clausewitz

    Why the hell would you need a Hijab for fencing? I mean other than making a bullshit political statement.

    • luna


    • barryjr

      Might be a good helmet liner for comfort,

    • Kathy Prendergast

      I guess it’s to keep men watching the fencing from getting boners at the sight of women in thick padded clothing and masks lunging at each other with swords.

  • luna

    At about 3:50 (video link below), Obama says the following, pointing to himself during the last part.

    The Muslim American community remains relatively small –several million people in this country. And as a result, most Americans don’t necessarily know — or at least don’t know that they know — a Muslim personally.

  • luna

    I wonder if she shouts Allahu Akbar while striking the neck of her (kaffir) opponent.

  • BillyHW

    I’ll only be watching for the trannies.

  • Kathy Prendergast

    She’ll probably get owned in the very first round, just like that token Muslim female judo wrestler from Saudi Arabia at the last Olympics.

  • Hard Little Machine

    It would be hysterically funny if she has to compete against and Israeli and boycotts herself.

    • Blacksmith

      Yup that would make me chuckle.

  • Dana Garcia

    The hijab is a big FU to American women’s freedom. She should move to Saudi if she like being allah’s doormat so much.