Amaiya Zafar, 16-year-old would be boxer and her headbagged mother, a Muslim convert, Sarah O’Keefe
In late 2016, 16-year-old Amaiya Zafar was banned from competing in the Sugar Bert Boxing National Championships in Florida — but she wasn’t banned for misconduct or breaking the rules. Instead, she was banned for a uniform code violation: wearing her Islamic headbag aka hijab and full bodybag attire.
The 16-year-old is a young Muslim woman who regularly trains while wearing in leggings and a hijab. But according to the officials in the USA Boxing and the International Boxing Association, that was enough to disqualify her from the competition for a uniform violation.
She was completely surprised that her hijab caused a uniform violation. “I was ready, like, in the zone…we didn’t get anybody saying that I wouldn’t be able to fight, we thought it would just happen…then they disqualified me, that was it,” she said.
Meanwhile, Zafar is still fighting for her right to wear her hijab in competitions. “We’ll get it changed eventually,” Zafar said, “even if I’m too old to fight.”
And whenver Muslims are demanding you break the rules for them you can be sure designated terrorist group CAIR is behind them providing support, free legal advice that often includes lawsuits against the institution or association involved. It’s also the reason these non-stories get so much undeserved attention from the left wing media.