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Saudi Cleric Decries World Cup Soccer Enthusia
CNS News.com ^ | June 23, 2006 | By Kate Monaghan

Posted on 06/23/2006 7:47:41 AM PDT by kromike

CNSNews.com) - Millions of soccer fans around the world are zeroed in on the World Cup tournament, but a Saudi cleric claims that public enthusiasm over sports turns people into fools and encourages nakedness.

"Some of the fans paint their faces with strange colors," Sheik Muhammad Al-Munajid complained in a June 1 interview broadcast by a United Arab Emirates-based television channel, which serves Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf countries.

"Some of them look like demons ... The devil has turned these people into fools and made them change the way God created them, with all the things they are doing," Al-Munajid said.

The broadcast of Al-Munajid's interview was intercepted by the Washington, D.C.-based Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) and posted on the group's website.

Al-Munajid also said the appearance of many women at the World Cup was inappropriate since they are usually not completely dressed. "The cameras at the soccer fields will zoom in on many things, including women," said Al-Munajid, "who will not be wearing veils, of course and will be half naked in many cases."

Al-Munajid was formerly employed by the Islamic Affairs Department, which is associated with the Royal Saudi Embassy in Washington, D.C. However, MEMRI Executive Director Steven Stalinsky told Cybercast News Service that Al-Munajid was among the Saudi diplomats who did not get their diplomatic credentials renewed by the U.S. State Department in late 2003.

Stalinksy said his organization has clips of "at least a half a dozen TV appearances over the last two years of [Al-Munajid] on TV making outrageous statements."

On Jan. 6, 2005, Al-Munajid blamed the public enthusiasm over sports for some marital breakups. "[T]he fans' support for teams reaches blows, both within the field and outside it, in schools, and other places, and this is a reason for divorce and various social tragedies," he said

While acknowledging that "participating in sports activities is important" for women, Al-Munajid said he did not approve of public participation for women. "Some want women to participate in the Olympics!" Al-Munajid said in the interview from 2005. "Women are not allowed to participate in the Olympics in full view because this means exposing her nakedness."

Al-Munajid's past remarks, Stalinsky said, have also targeted religions other than Islam. "He has a website that's known to be very anti-Christian and anti-Semitic," Stalinsky said.

He added that it is "really notable" that Al-Munajid worked at the Islamic Affairs Department and the Saudi Embassy in Washington, D.C. "That shows who was there, the mentality. [I]t was a good thing he didn't get his credentials renewed so [that] he had to leave."


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: football; religionofdeath; religionofmisery; religionofwar; soccer; worldcup
Presenting the dhimmocRATS' nominee for the 2008 Presidential Campaign, with the platform of "NO FUN WHATSOEVER IS ALLOWED!"
1 posted on 06/23/2006 7:47:44 AM PDT by kromike
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To: kromike
but a Saudi cleric claims that public enthusiasm over sports turns people into fools and encourages nakedness.

He says that as if that was a bad thing.

2 posted on 06/23/2006 7:48:57 AM PDT by dfwgator (Florida Gators - 2006 NCAA Men's Basketball Champions)
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To: kromike

3 posted on 06/23/2006 7:50:20 AM PDT by HaveHadEnough
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To: kromike
. . . public enthusiasm over sports turns people into fools and encourages nakedness.

yes! yes! yes!

I suppose I'll never make a good Muslim.

4 posted on 06/23/2006 7:50:33 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: kromike
"Some of the fans paint their faces with strange colors," Sheik Muhammad Al-Munajid complained in a June 1 interview broadcast by a United Arab Emirates-based television channel, which serves Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf countries.

And a billion nutcases around the world follow the ravings of a pedophile murdering thief who alleges God spoke to him and these are his words.

5 posted on 06/23/2006 7:51:21 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: kromike
"Some of the fans paint their faces with strange colors," Sheik Muhammad Al-Munajid complained in a June 1 interview broadcast by a United Arab Emirates-based television channel, which serves Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf countries.

And a billion nutcases around the world follow the ravings of a pedophile murdering thief who alleges God spoke to him and these are his words.

6 posted on 06/23/2006 7:51:43 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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Strange colors!!! Really.

Guees this guy never saw anything beyond the basic 8 pack of Crayola crayons when he was growing up.


7 posted on 06/23/2006 7:52:02 AM PDT by rod1
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"Some of the fans paint their faces with strange colors," Sheik Muhammad Al-Munajid complained i

Better to paint your face with familiar colors.

Pass the burnt umber, please?

8 posted on 06/23/2006 7:52:20 AM PDT by sionnsar (†trad-anglican.faithweb.com† | Iran Azadi | SONY: 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0urs)
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To: kromike
>enthusiasm over sports turns people into fools and encourages nakedness

The funny hat thing
has its own fatwah coming.
They're typing it now . . .






9 posted on 06/23/2006 7:53:06 AM PDT by theFIRMbss
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....public enthusiasm over sports turns people into fools....

He has a point. This is disgusting. Next thing they will be hijacking planes and flying them into tall buildings, killing thousands of people.

Yep...got to watch out for those sports.

10 posted on 06/23/2006 7:53:35 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (We are all foot soldiers in this War On Terror.)
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To: kromike

Good point--he is the ultimate Fun Nazi.

No fun for you today!


11 posted on 06/23/2006 7:53:35 AM PDT by rod1
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To: kromike
"The cameras at the soccer fields will zoom in on many things, including women," said Al-Munajid, "who will not be wearing veils, of course and will be half naked in many cases."

Quick, which channel is this?

12 posted on 06/23/2006 7:54:29 AM PDT by atomicpossum (Replies must follow approved guidelines or you will be kill-filed without appeal.)
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To: kromike
"The cameras at the soccer fields will zoom in on many things, including women," said Al-Munajid, "who will not be wearing veils, of course and will be half naked in many cases."

LOL! Women in Germany not wearing veils? Female fans enjoying the few days with sunshine and no rain in Germany?

13 posted on 06/23/2006 7:54:37 AM PDT by george wythe
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To: kromike
I see no problem with face paint...


14 posted on 06/23/2006 7:54:57 AM PDT by socal_parrot (Pass)
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To: Rummyfan
"Some of the fans paint their faces with strange colors," Sheik Muhammad Al-Munajid complained in a June 1 interview broadcast by a United Arab Emirates-based television channel, which serves Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf countries. "

"We sensible fold walk around with blankets on our heads and fly to other countries to party with whores--in between prayers to Big Al, of course."

15 posted on 06/23/2006 7:55:07 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: kromike

I adore the sport just for the sheer pleasure of watching Islamofascists go nuts! Long live football!


16 posted on 06/23/2006 7:55:34 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: kromike
Oh please keep posting this stuff.... it is great. Only if people in the middle east didn't have an 80% illiteracy rate.
17 posted on 06/23/2006 7:55:52 AM PDT by Walkingfeather (u)
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To: kromike
"Some of them look like demons ... The devil has turned these people into fools and made them change the way God created them, with all the things they are doing," Al-Munajid said.

A suicide bomb changes the way God created a person too.

18 posted on 06/23/2006 7:57:42 AM PDT by DungeonMaster (More and more churches are nada scriptura.)
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"The cameras at the soccer fields will zoom in on many things, including women," said Al-Munajid, "who will not be wearing veils, of course and will be half naked in many cases."

Ladies, Mr. Al-Munajid is very unhappy with your attire. Please report to the stadium manager to retrieve your burqas. Put them on and go home to beg Allah's forgiveness.

19 posted on 06/23/2006 7:58:06 AM PDT by KJC1
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To: socal_parrot

Yowza! Booking trip to Rio now.....


20 posted on 06/23/2006 7:58:08 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: rod1

NO FUN FOR YOU!

21 posted on 06/23/2006 7:58:21 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (This is no time for bleeding hearts, pacifists, and appeasers to prevail in free world opinion.)
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To: atomicpossum
"The cameras at the soccer fields will zoom in on many things, including women," said Al-Munajid, "who will not be wearing veils, of course and will be half naked in many cases."

"Why, these foolish infidels act like it's acceptable to enjoy life!

They've got a lot of 'splainin' to do when they meet up with the Big Bully in the Sky known as Satan--er, I mean Allah. He ain't the forgiving sort of a god, ya know."

22 posted on 06/23/2006 7:59:04 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: Rummyfan

23 posted on 06/23/2006 8:00:40 AM PDT by Cecily
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To: kromike

I hope he never bumps into David Puddy after a NJ Devils game.


24 posted on 06/23/2006 8:02:25 AM PDT by JZelle
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To: Walkingfeather
"Oh please keep posting this stuff.... it is great. Only if people in the middle east didn't have an 80% illiteracy rate."

Even those who CAN read are forbidden from freedom of choice in what is available to them.

Censorship, along with threats-both temporal and ethereal are the only way to perpetuate a web of lies such as Islam that criminalized individual freedom and joy.

25 posted on 06/23/2006 8:03:52 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: socal_parrot
"Oh please keep posting this stuff.... it is great. Only if people in the middle east didn't have an 80% illiteracy rate.

Yeah. Some miserably depressed looking women in burques are obviously more representative of a loving God.

And a loving God rewards people for murdering in his name with an eternity of sex in a brothel filled with women who magically can not lose their virginity, no matter how many times they pleasure their assigned butcher.

So says Mohamhead.

26 posted on 06/23/2006 8:07:53 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: kromike
but a Saudi cleric claims that public enthusiasm over sports turns people into fools and encourages nakedness.

"Some of them look like demons ... The devil has turned these people into fools and made them change the way God created them, with all the things they are doing," Al-Munajid said.

But didn't God create us ... naked? And by wearing clothes aren't we changing the way that God created us?

27 posted on 06/23/2006 8:10:50 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Never ask a Kennedy if he'll have another drink. It's nobody's business how much he's had already.)
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To: kromike

Off with their heads!


28 posted on 06/23/2006 8:17:11 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Afghan protest - "Death to Dog Washers!")
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To: kromike

Hmmm. Which is a better way to let off some team. Getting a little crazy (and naked) and a sporting event? Or. Preaching hatred, violently opposing basic freedoms, and encouraging suicide bombing against 'Infidels.' Yes, the West has much to learn from the Muslim World (sarcasm).


29 posted on 06/23/2006 8:17:24 AM PDT by Firefox1
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"but a Saudi cleric claims that public enthusiasm over sports turns people into fools and encourages nakedness."

The horror! If these people only know how dumb they sound.

30 posted on 06/23/2006 8:35:52 AM PDT by standingfirm
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"The devil has turned these people into fools and made them change the way God created them,"

Beheading will do that too.....


31 posted on 06/23/2006 8:54:26 AM PDT by mockingbyrd
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To: kromike

"sports turns people into fools and encourages nakedness."

Agreed, but so does certain forms or religions, such as Islam.


32 posted on 06/23/2006 8:56:56 AM PDT by observer5 ("Better violate the rights of a few, than of all!)
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Saudi cleric claims that public enthusiasm over sports turns people into fools and encourages nakedness.

I know I always get nekkid while watching the NFL.

33 posted on 06/23/2006 8:58:51 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Make them go home!!)
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To: kromike

Why do these so-called "clerics" always have their mind in the gutter, talking about naked women?


34 posted on 06/23/2006 8:58:58 AM PDT by observer5 ("Better violate the rights of a few, than of all!)
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You know these "clerics" have to watch all the games closely, just to document the depravity, of course. Not because they are secretly fans of soccer and scantily clad women fans. Perish the thought.


35 posted on 06/23/2006 9:14:03 AM PDT by Cecily
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To: kromike
With Islam, happiness is a sin. A true Muslim must deny the joy and exhilaration of the most fundamental characteristic of mankind; the thrill of competition.

Additionally, Islam doesn't teach self restraint and self control. It assumes that a Muslim has no self control so therefore they must make the world void of temptation of any kind. Sort of like child proofing a house.

Women must cover their faces so that the men don't have evil thoughts. Sport must be banned because people will be "made" to express themselves in evil ways. Music, art, and all of life's expressions then should also be removed from civilization because people will be made into evildoers and distracted from Allah.

Ultimately all you have is a society with a miserable existence where all the "sources" of "evil" are placed in a cage. The Islamic washing of society is the denial of emotion, individual identity and the inception of slavery.
36 posted on 06/23/2006 9:22:04 AM PDT by SQUID
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I suppose those 72 virgins their homicide bombers are supposed to enjoy in the afterlife are all wearing burkas or is ogling naked women allowed in the Muslim paradise.
37 posted on 06/23/2006 9:25:53 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("Mir wölle bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: Dixiekraut
;-)
38 posted on 06/23/2006 9:45:38 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (This is no time for bleeding hearts, pacifists, and appeasers to prevail in free world opinion.)
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