Competing in hijab, competing for the first time in history, competing while pregnant, competing under occupation, competing during Ramadan….Mashallah ladies, you are making us all proud! May Allah bring you success!
It’s only been a few days but I’m still moved by the fun time I had in London! I can’t wait to go back. I fell in love with it, I might try to study abroad there. I hate generalizations about populations like “Oh, everyone from _______ is ________,” but really, the social atmosphere in London is SO much more friendlier, down-to-Earth, and lighthearted than that in New York. People are so much more open to starting a friendly conversation with a complete stranger and enjoying the company of new people. And, in general, I did notice a much more common sense of decency than I’m used to.
Egypt’s fencer Eman Gaber trains in the ExCeL center at the London 2012 Olympics, Thursday, July 26, 2012. (AP)