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Monday, August 29, 2005

Foosball Is Da Devil

(Hat tip: LGF)According to another Islamic religious leader, yet one more thing about the civilized world is unacceptable to Muslims- football.

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.

As LGF highlights, these "Ulema" are saying "football bad, jihad good." Yet another contributor to the problem of Islam in a civilized world. This is the result of yet more leaders of Islam condemning a civilized version of battle and advocating more violent means of "recreation." Unfortunately, the blind followers, again, blindly follow.

I'm all for faith (at least, faiths that don't condone the slaughter of innocent people), but I'm not for blind faith. People should be constantly questioning their faith as a means of growing in it. To simply follow what some cleric or priest says is right, without asking "why," is dangerous and leads to stagnation of intellect and ultimately horrible atrocities in the name of God. The Catholics have proven that, the Puritans have proven that, and the Muslims have continually proven that since its inception. It's absolutely amazing how all the mistakes we make as a species today are the exact same mistakes we've made over and over in the past.