August 29, 2005

"Saudi clerics declare football un-Islamic"

Jihad is now a sport.

LAHORE: Ulema in Saudia Arabia have issued a fatwa (religious decree) declaring football an un-Islamic sport, and have urged the youth to quit it immediately, BBC radio reported on Saturday.

According to the report, the clerics urged the youth to indulge in jihad and other constructive activities that could help the Muslim ummah, the radio reported. The ulema argued that football wastes a lot of time and the participants wear shorts, which they said was an un-Islamic dress, the radio reported.

Following the decree, some players of the famous Taif Football Club have quit the game, the report added.

¿Y yo pensé el fútbol era el deporte que unió el mundo? (And I thought football was the sport that united the world?)

H/T: Charles

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