Federation International Basketball Association (FIBA) ALLOW HIJAB

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This petition is one of 4 petitions in the movement "End ban on head-covering in international basketball."Learn more about the movement.

Federation International Basketball Association (FIBA) ALLOW HIJAB

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Ezdihar Abdulmula started this petition to President Horacio Muratore (FIBA)

Hello Everyone,

My name is Ezdihar Abdulmula, a Libyan British, and I play basketball in a head covering called the ‘hijab’. I enjoyed playing a number of sports as a child but, basketball became by passion at the age of 18 where I began playing for my University and Local team.

I would love to advance further as a player and I always see myself being involved around the sport whether now or later. For this reason, I am campaigning for the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to extend its 2 year preliminary rule of allowing players with religious wear such as hijabs and turbans to play basketball professionally. This 2 year period is coming to an end and FIBA will decide this August 2016 whether to lift this ban or not. With your signatures, you will not only be helping me but other players around the world that are limited by this ban. Significantly, you will also be helping future generations to play whilst practicing their faiths freely.

As you may have noticed, there are not many visible Muslim women in sports today due to limits of progression within the sport thus, many young Muslim women do not have someone to look up to or perhaps motivate them. Hence, this campaign is very important for these women and with your help they will become inspired to pursue the sports they love.

Please sign, share and use this hashtag to make a positive difference together #FibaAllowHijab

Read the stories of some of the other Muslim players that are part of the campaign here:
https://www.change.org/m/end-ban-on-head-covering-in-basketball

Thank you!

Ezdihar Abdulmula

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