Women’s volleyball team denounced by religious cleric for indecency
25 Jul 2021
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Rights at stake and state’s obligations
25 July 2021: The Turkish women’s volleyball team at the Olympics was denounced on Twitter by a religious cleric for lack of modesty. Global Voices included a translation of his tweet in their article, which ran “The daughters of Islam! You are not the Sultan of the playing courts. You are the Sultan of faith, chastity, morality, modesty, and decency. You are the daughter who is ashamed of showing your nose. Don't be fooled and become prey to the screens and the bearded brothers’ popular culture calling you a Sultan. You are our hope and our prayer.” The team’s nickname is “Sultans of the net.”
See Global Voices, July 2021.