U.S. chess champ will forgo world tournament in Iran rather than submit to wearing head covering

U.S. chess champ will forgo world tournament in Iran rather than submit to wearing head covering
Nazi Paikidze. (Image: Instagram via Fox News)

[Ed. – She says she has received “the most support and gratitude from the people of Iran.”  So much for supposedly offending someone else’s culture.]

The best-ranked female chess player in the United States has said she would rather sacrifice her career than submit to demands to wear a hijab at the next world championship.

Nazi Paikidze, the reigning US Women’s Chess Champion, swore to boycott the 2017 contest, which is being held in Iran and will have an enforced Islamic dress code. …

In an interview with the founder of My Stealthy Freedom, a campaign against Iran’s hijab laws, she said: “I will NOT wear a hijab and support women’s oppression. Even if it means missing one of the most important competitions of my career.”

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