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8/25/2014, 6:19 PM

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Meet the female Muslim boxer 'bringing shame on her family'

Some people are so strong.

 

Meet the female Muslim boxer 'bringing shame on her family'

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/11046093/Female-Muslim-boxer-bringing-shame-on-her-family-has-play-at-Edinburgh-festival.html

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Sadiq has faced serious prejudice from the British Muslim community, her neighbours, her school friends and even some members of her family. They have objected because of her religion, her sex - even what she wears.

“My dad’s family are Pakistani Muslims and they’re very into their community,” she says. “It was all 'you’re bringing shame into the culture’ because I'm an Asian Muslim girl. If I was a boy it wouldn’t matter.”

Sadiq's parents, though, are supportive. Indeed, it was her younger brother and dad who got her interested in boxing in the first place, after they started doing it at the local gym.