WSJ: Fencer With Headscarf Is a Cut Above the Rest

This could be one of the most amazing and powerful stories of the London 2012 Games if she qualifies!

Wall Street Journal: 
When Ibtihaj Muhammad fastens her headscarf, or hijab, around her chin, one of its purposes is to deflect unwanted attention.

But when she wears a hijab in a sporting arena, it often has the opposite effect.

The New Jersey native is currently ranked 11th in the world in women’s sabre, a discipline of fencing. Only one American ranks higher: Mariel Zagunis, the two-time Olympic and world champion.

FULL ARTICLE: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304569504576404011992467534.html

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