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Female Chess Players Outraged by Iran's Hijab Requirement

News / International Affairs : World from Newser

The US women's chess champion won't be competing in the Women's World Chess Championship February in Iran over that country's law that makes it mandatory for women—including foreign chess players—to wear hijabs, CNN reports. Nazi Pa...

Iran players say hijab dress code no reason for world chess boycott

News : The Raw Story

Female Iranian chess players have hit back at calls by opponents of the country’s Islamic dress code for a boycott of February’s world championships in Tehran, saying the campaign hurts Iranian women. Since the Islamic revolution of...

‘I will NOT wear a hijab’: U.S. chess star refuses to attend world championships in Iran

News : BlogPost

This is a post for those who don't understand why I am boycotting FIDE's decision. I think it's unacceptable to host a WOMEN'S World Championship in a place where women do not have basic fundamental rights and are treated as second-...

Boycott of world chess championship 'would hurt women in Iran'

Local Interest / Middle East : The Guardian: Middle East

Leading player urges contenders to look beyond hijab law, to the boost contest would give women’s sport in country One of Iran’s most respected chess players has hit back at calls to boycott next year’s women’s world championship in...

American Chess Champ May BOYCOTT Championship Because She REFUSES To Wear Hijab In Iran..

US Politics / Conservative : Right Wing News

Though a chess championship may not be on the top of everyone’s list of hot sports to watch, it should be for this. Iran is hosting, and they are ruling


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