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Sunday, October 16, 2005

Shariah on the Soccer Field

Funny and related to my previous post today about Egypt’s Fatwa Crisis: There is even a Fatwa ruling the football game for Muslim players. Picks and pieces in the name of God, the merciful and benevolent:

Spit in the face, punish and reprimand him who puts the ball between the posts or uprights and then run to get his friends to follow him and hug him like players in America or France do.

Instead of crying ‘foul’ and stop the game if someone is hurt and instead of giving a yellow or red card to whoever was responsible; use Shariah rulings concerning broken bones and injuries.

Young crowds shouldn’t watch your game. If you are there for the sake of sports and strengthening your bodies, you should make them join your physical fitness and jihad preparation. Or say: "Go proselytize and seek out morally reprehensible acts in the markets and the press and leave us to our physical fitness."

Do not follow the heretics, the Jews, the Christians and especially evil America regarding the number of players. Do not play with 11 people. Instead, add to this number or decrease it.

Coloured shorts and numbered T-shirts are not Muslim clothing. Be aware of imitating heretical and Western clothing. Play in your regular clothes or pyjamas or something like that.

Play to strengthen the body in order to better struggle in the way of God on high and to prepare the body for when it is called to jihad. Soccer is not for passing time or the thrill of so-called victory.

Do not set the time of play at 45 minutes, which is the official time of the Jews, Christians and all the heretical and atheist countries. This is the time used by teams that have strayed from the righteous path.

Do not play in two halves. Rather play in one half or three halves in order to completely differentiate yourselves from the heretics, the polytheists, the corrupted and the disobedient.

And a Saudi daily has reported that a young athlete had joined the jihad in Iraq under the influence of a fatwa forbidding playing soccer by regular rules. Link

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