Keeping them in shape — and in line! Kathy Shaidle’s all over it. Dirty little secret, though: this idea isn’t new. Check out this photo of a Bahraini woman at a track meet, which I’ve had buried in the Allahpundit image archives for a good two years now:

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There does seem to be a surge in interest of late. National Geographic ran an article a few weeks ago about sportswear that accommodates Islamic religious “sensibilities.” Your quote for the day: “All of that excess fabric had to go, and that’s when I introduced the Hijood—a hijab shaped like a hood.”

We’re not just talking track and field, either. Believe it, folks:

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