Saturday, 6 August 2016

Islam at the olympics

I've just watched the opening ceremony and the march-past of teams from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
There was one group of countries who stood out for their team uniforms: Islamic majority countries. For every one of those, the team uniform reflected Islam: headscarves and long "modesty" dresses for the women, head coverings for the men.
Forget separation of mosque and state. If Islam is in the majority, minority rights be damned.
North Sudan (Islamic): Islamic garb.
South Sudan (Christian): nice secular outfits
The supremacism of Islam.