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PostPosted: 11/18/18 10:39 am    ::: Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir: faith over basketball Reply Reply with quote

https://theundefeated.com/features/bilqis-abdul-qaadir-had-to-choose-muslim-faith-over-fiba-basketball/

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The former Memphis and Indiana State player helped overturn a FIBA rule banning hijabs



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PostPosted: 11/18/18 11:10 pm    ::: Re: Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir: faith over basketball Reply Reply with quote

stever wrote:
https://theundefeated.com/features/bilqis-abdul-qaadir-had-to-choose-muslim-faith-over-fiba-basketball/

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The former Memphis and Indiana State player helped overturn a FIBA rule banning hijabs


Thanks, stever. Interesting story--I'd never really known much about her. I find it a bit sad that any religion might impinge on a youngster's pathway in a sport. I also read Candice Wiggins' story that was available there, too. It certainly seems she's gotten the Religion *bug*, too.



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PostPosted: 11/19/18 12:01 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I heard a long interview with Bilqis sometime back on the radio while I was driving someplace or other. It was quite fascinating and very measured. And Howee, in her case I wouldn't call it the religion "bug". She grew up Muslim and it was always a part of her life. Being hijabi was just an extension of who she is, just as it is with fencing gold medalist Ibtaj Muhammad. Candace Wiggins is a whole other story.



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