FEMALE high schooler DISQUALIFIED for wearing a hijab during race. Thoughts?

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Noor Alexandria Abukaram ran her fastest 5K race of the season for Ohio's Sylvania Northview High School last weekend: 22 minutes and 22 seconds.
But the 16-year-old's celebration was stopped short when officials disqualified her for wearing a hijab during the race.

Abukaram, a junior on the school's cross-country team, runs in a Nike hijab, which the company specifically created for female Muslim athletes. She had competed in several races before and was never questioned about her attire, until now.

Runners are allowed to compete with a hijab, but they must have a waiver from the Ohio High School Athletic Association granting permission before the race, according to a representative from the association.

"The official was simply enforcing this rule since a waiver had not been submitted. After the race, the OHSAA communicated with the school, which then submitted a waiver request. The request was approved immediately, which will permit the student-athlete to compete this weekend at regional competition," the spokesperson told NBC News.

"My hijab is a part of me. Like if you're asking me to run without my hijab, you're asking me not to run. That's period. Point blank," Noor Alexandria Abukaram said.
"When you get that taken away from you and your placing in the whole race is taken away... I don't know... it was disappointing, I guess," Abukaram said.

"I feel like my rights as an athlete were violated this weekend because this rule does NOT exist in writing. I should not have to get a waiver signed and approved by OSHAA to allow me to race due to my religious head covering," Abukaram is quoted in the post as saying.

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FEMALE high schooler DISQUALIFIED for wearing a hijab during race. Thoughts?
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