Skip to comments.NFL Player Puts Islam Above Team
Posted on 08/09/2010 12:52:30 PM PDT by Islaminaction
Once again we see Islam being brought into the workplace. Today we learn that Minnesota Vikings safety Husain Abdullah, has decided that fasting and playing at a lower level, is more important than giving it his all for the team.
Even while sprinting in the heat and humidity during drills, sometimes in full pads, Abdullah is adamant about his faith. He will not allow himself so much as a cup of water until the sun sets and before it rises.
Im putting nothing before God, nothing before my religion, Abdullah said. This is something I choose to do, not something I have to do. So Im always going to fast.
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It’s interesting how many FReepers think the pigskin is made of pig.
The NFL is so incredibly pro-Obama. They sold a team to a muslim crook but Rush could not buy one. I love Rush but amazingly like an idiot he keeps pimping for the NFL/Football. Screw the NFL, NCAA, MBL, NBA and ESPN.
I’m supporting logic and intelligence over fear mongering and slurs.
That’s not true - he wouldn’t play the big Jewish holidays, even if it was the World Series, but he would pitch on Saturdays
Then he should NOT work in (on) a field that requires a high level of physical performance during a time that coincides with a self imposed, physical commitment to his ‘faith.’
And the Vikings are in a lovely position to be sued. If he faints and is given fluids THEY violated his religious freedoms; if he dies of dehydration his estate will no doubt sue for the damages caused by their (Vikes) failure to provide for Mr. Religious Conviction’s safety.
I in no way endorse or recommend Isalm... But I admire anyone who puts God before their riches, fame, fortune, or status, even if their view of God is skewed.
I firmly believe that if those who call themselves “Christian” would take their faith as seriously as this player does, we would see a radically different world. And no, I’m not talking about all Christians suddenly becoming legalistic and bound with a chain to “The Law”... but just that we take our following Christ seriously - particularly to love one another as He commanded, and sharing the truth of His love and perfect redemption with the lost and dying world.
Excuses, excuses. Ramadan fasting is not absolute, as there are a LOT of exemptions for practical reasons. He is attempting to flaunt his religion by not drinking.
Two exemptions that apply here are travel and health. If he has to travel, he is allowed to fast on other days to make up. If he is required to exert himself in the heat in that uniform, then not drinking water endangers his health through dehydration. In that case he can make up for it by providing, for each day he breaks his fast, the daily Ramadan meals for another person who is less fortunate. As a pro NFL player, I’m sure he can afford to pay for a couple dozen meals for the less fortunate in order to get right with Allah.
Oh. Sort of like this Abdullah guy then.
Their nutritionists should do a batter job getting him through the month. Part of their job is to work with the particular variations of all their people, food allergies and religion, to give them the fuel they need. It’s just a sunrise to sunset restriction, a good chunk of the NBA has managed to handle this with a much more frequent game schedule without incident for ages. If they really really couldn’t figure out how to handle it that’s what the 53rd roster spot is for.
And of course Ramadan is over before his season starts anyway.
It includes no water, creating a serious dehydration risk. But see my previous post, he doesn't have to go without water.
Speaking of Tebow, have you seen his new haircut?
One more time, what slurs? Intelligent people do not make excuses for the Sharia movement that is happening within America. They stand up to try and protect the lives of their family’s future generations.
Here is more on the Sharia movement in America.
Islam/Sharia is advancing faster than ever here, with Obama in office.
North Carolina: Sharia Academy Kick Off!
NY: Islamic School/Community Teaching Children Sharia
Koran Tutoring Available, the Sharia way
Paltalk July 31St: Global Islamic Conference, Plotting World Domination
New Jersey: The Ground has Been Broken for 17 Acre pro-Sharia Islamic Center
That fear mongering label is well used by the left...
"Pigskin" is an euphemism - they are made of leather (cow-based), verified by Wilson, the maker of NFL's footballs.
“Ever hear of a baseball player by the name of Sandy Koufax? Being Jewish, he refused to pitch the first game of the World Series in 1965. The LA Dodgers went on to lose that game 8-2.”
I remember Sandy well. He was one of my baseball idols growing up. Forgot about his 65 Series - Yom Kippur thingy. Found this interesting in wiki:
“In 1962, the Dodgers moved from Los Angeles Coliseum, which had a 250-foot left field line, to pitcher-friendly Dodger Stadium. The new park had a large foul territory and a comparatively poor hitting background. Koufax was an immediate beneficiary of the change, lowering his home ERA from 4.29 to 1.75.”
Islam advancing in America should be the business of all non-Muslims. If not our families future generations will suffer.
Hell, you better hope his pads are pads and not c4. He may decided to blow up the Giants. These creeps know no bounds.
Give him a full medicial check up sign a hold harmless agreement in regards to his fasting and move on
If his numbers tank trade him
End of story
Would have been funny if he’d played college ball at Arkansas.
Depriving one self of water when needed isn’t religously wise, only putting yourself at the gate to valhala.
Move on to what, his next demand?
kind of - but like that other guy said, since Sandy wasn’t an everyday player and the holidays are jsut single days, it was easy to work around them. I wonder if he even bothered to show up to the park on Yom Kippur?
Sorry...I keep forgetting the necessity of the /sarc tags
It being a desert religion there’s always exceptions. Then of course technology, little bit of water retention pills along with a lot of water before sunrise and he’s good to go. I think it’s a sign of how boring this off season is that this is even a story, Brett’s being fairly quiet, nobody is getting out of jail, nobody seems to be on their way to jail, but there still needs to be NFL stories for ESPN.
“Hakeem Olajuwon took that approach during Ramadan with the Houston Rockets. I think it made a great player even greater in his case.”
I thought of Olajuwon when I read this. I have always respected Hakeem and admired his commitment to his faith. If all Muslims were like Hakeem, we wouldn’t be having these problems.
maybe the car wash that he’d be working at if not for the NFL would be more accomodating.
Why is it going to end before the season begins?
Ohhhhh, never thought of that.
September 9th is the last day of Ramadan, the Vikes open the season that night so there might be a couple of minutes of overlap but basically it’ll be done. If the Vikes weren’t opening the season he’d have a couple of days but they’re in the Thursday night opener.
I saw that movie but all I can remember is a bunch of guys running on a beach.......Were they all fasting at that time?
An NFL team needs to practice pretty much every day.
Amen! God before everything - particularly our false idols.
(the problem, Abdullah, is that your religion happens to be worshiping Satan ... I think you are sincere enough, but being sincerely wrong isn't going to help you. Open the Bible and search for the Truth)
More (less than) interesting spin.
That fasting is a fraud anyway....
Sunup to sun down is not a fast, it’s skipping lunch and having a late dinner...
As for demands, so far he hasn't demanded anything......yet.
If he does, I guess he needs to go find another team willing to put up with his "diversity"
Personally, If I was his coach, he would ride the bench picking splinters out of Islamic butt because, I'm sure as the sun will come up tomorrow his contract says nothing about religion and a lot about his performance.
You clearly supported it, so you save the spin. But I get it, you just do not want to deal with the threat of Sharia. Good work on avoiding all of those links, but no surprise at all.
I didn't know that nor did the article mention it. From what was offered in the article, I naturally assumed it was a season long thing.......
You have a reading comprehension problem. And, you are a drama queen.
Begging? If the MSM hadn't reported on this isolated training camp anomaly, would you even have heard of it???
Oh look, another post with no substance at all. I clearly showed PART of the Sharia movement, but the best you can do is bury your head in the sand.
Outside of Israel, Islam has taken over the Middle East, Malaysia, Afghanistan, Indonesian, Bangladesh, large portions of Europe, Africa, etc. They are forming their own enclaves here in America. How much more of the world do they have to takeover, before you wake up?
I get it....you are being “fair”. Lol!
He probably also talks on a cell phone and drives a car. These are two inventions that, if left to Islam, never would have been invented. If he wants to live like he is in the 7th century, he should wear a robe and go live in some middle east s$%@hole.
Welcome to reporting for effect rather than the transmission of fact. It’s a month long and since they use the lunar calendar it moves around constantly, last year it straddled the end of pre-season and the beginning of regular, this year it ends on the first day of regular season, and next year it’ll all be over comfortably in the pre-season. It’s really a big non-event. A while ago when it was in November and December it would have been a bigger thing, and was kind of a big thing for some NBA players, but now that it’s shifted to late summer this only reason this was a story on ESPN is because so little is happening. Had Brett Favre actually retired no one would know about this player’s fast.
Very well stated.
The year: 2050
Location: U.S. Madrassas
Muslim Teacher: "...and back in 2010, those stupid infidels said, 'they're not really demanding anything...it's just a simple religious observation.' And that class, is how we easily conquered the West: thru what we learned from Liberals before we killed or converted them all: Creeping Incrementalism."
That’s really cute, stupid but cute. You know Muslim athletes have been fasting during Ramadan for a long long time. Most days it doesn’t even get a story, sometimes it’s a slow news month though and ESPN has to go digging deep. And Jews have been fasting when Yom Kippur hits their sport, or not performing when their sport hit on a Saturday. And of course he actually isn’t demanding anything, he’s just not eating or drinking between sunrise and sunset for the next 30 days. I went like 3 years only eating dinner just because that’s what I wanted to do, skipping meals that you eat is not a demand. If he wanted other people to skip meals, that would be a demand.
It is very surprising to me that after centuries of history and the fact that all of the tenets of their movement are clearly published for all to see, that so many people are still duped into thinking that it is a “religion” and deserves protection in this country for that reason. Not only surprising, but down right frightening!
What would you have to say about a Jewish player that refused to practice on the Sabbath? Or what about a Catholic player that insisted on attending Mass on Sundays to receive the Eucharist?
If we are going to demand freedom for a Christian to express his/her religion in workplaces (or on the grid iron), then we need to expect others will want to practice their faiths too.
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