Following are excerpts from an interview with by Saudi sports commentator Fahd Al-Raougui, on Line Sport TV, which was posted on Youtube on April
Do you support the participation of women in the Olympic Games?
Are you talking about Saudi women?
No. Woe betide whoever supports this.
And what if they abide by the religious restrictions?
What religious restrictions?! These women will mix with strangers... A woman’s beauty lies in her chastity, and in how she raises her children in the
private kingdom of her home.
Women may practice sports in accordance with the religious restrictions. However, if a woman goes to the West, wears pants, mixes with strangers,
practices sports, and exposes her nakedness... we may turn ourselves into laughing stocks, but I personally would much rather have Allah slaughter me
before I see that day.