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Barcelona changes Badge to avoid offending muslims
http://www.enews20.com/news_Barcelona_Changes_Badge_to_Avoid_Offending_Muslims_04532.html ^ | By Andrew Duncan

Posted on 12/18/2007 10:49:30 AM PST by marthemaria

According to the Catalan newspaper La Vanguardia, the Spanish football club Barcelona is altering its famous badge in some Arab countries in order to avoid offending Muslims.

The badge is especially altered in Saudi Arabia or Algeria, where the Barcelona shirts are being sold without the red cross of Saint George, the patron saint of the Catalan region which Barca claims to represent, the La Vanguardia newspaper found in a private investigation.

The badge, which was created in 1906, features a single vertical red line in Saudi Arabia and Algeria, due to the fact that there, the red cross represents the symbol of the brutal mediaeval Christian crusades against Islam.

La Vanguardia, in its Saturday edition, expressed its indignation as well as shock, asking the officials of the club to respond to the situation.

The investigation is expected to cause some debates among Barca fans, as it would be the second time in the club’s history when the badge is being altered. The first time was during the Franco period (1939-1975), when Barca had to remove from their badge the red and yellow stripes of the banned Catalan regional flag, due to the fact that the regime did not approve any signs of Catalan autonomy or separatism.

Only when Franco was close to his death the club received permission to put the red and yellow stripes back onto their badge.

The emerging scandal comes after the problematic episode encountered by Italian champions Inter Milan in September, when they played in white shirts with a big cross on the front against the Turkish club Fenerbahce.

The Turkish media harshly criticized the Italian team, saying that they used those particular shirts in order to offend Muslim sentiments. Turkish lawyer Baris Kaska requested UEFA sanctions for Inter over charges of racist superiority of a religion.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antichristian; ballsports; crusader; crusades; football; islamicimperialism; lifeamongthekufir; milan; mosqueandstate; muslimslands; religiousintolerance; soccer; spain

1 posted on 12/18/2007 10:49:30 AM PST by marthemaria
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To: marthemaria

And are the offended teams going to remove any muzz symbols from their badges and shirts? I doubt it highly.

Even more reason to suspect the whole sport of soccer.


2 posted on 12/18/2007 10:52:36 AM PST by doodad
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To: marthemaria
Only other individuals I know of that have a problem with a cross are vampires.

What will they do - explode?

Paging Muslim Rage Boy!

3 posted on 12/18/2007 10:54:14 AM PST by Mach5
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To: marthemaria

How long until Arsenal will be forced to remove the cannon from their badge because it's too militaristic?

4 posted on 12/18/2007 10:54:24 AM PST by dfwgator (11+7+15=3 Heismans)
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To: marthemaria

“...due to the fact that there, the red cross represents the symbol of the brutal mediaeval Christian crusades against Islam.”

But someday the glorious Islamic empire will once again extend to Spain and they will safely be muslim lands once more.

The soccer stadium will also be able to serve as a public execution ground.


5 posted on 12/18/2007 10:56:01 AM PST by weegee (If Bill Clinton can sit in on Hillary's Cabinet Meetings then GWBush should ask to get to sit in too)
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To: marthemaria
the red cross represents the symbol of the brutal mediaeval Christian crusades against Islam.

I'm feeling pretty good about those 'brutal mediaeval Christian crusades'. The Muslim's path to Jerusalem was soaked in blood. And still is today, come to that.

6 posted on 12/18/2007 10:56:25 AM PST by agere_contra (Do not confuse the wealth of nations with the wealth of government - FDT)
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To: dfwgator

it has nothing to do with soccer. its just these retards giving in to the muslim community.

just like teams here that are changing their mascots because the native indians are offended.


7 posted on 12/18/2007 10:56:32 AM PST by abstracTT
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To: marthemaria

http://www.tff.org.tr/ - Turkey Football Federation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Be%C5%9Fikta%C5%9F_J.K. --- Beşiktaş Jimnastik Kulübü (commonly Beşiktaş, pronounced [bɛʃɪktɑːʃ]) (English: Beşiktaş Gymnastics Club)

Note that the Beşiktaş is the only Turkish club which is entitled to have the Turkish flag on its emblem, because it once represented Turkey against the Greek national team. The flag is an enduring legacy of officially sanctioned ethnic and religious supremacy.

That any club that has historic reasons for having a cross or other religious symolism in their official uniforms/flags/banners is enough for that to stay in place.

8 posted on 12/18/2007 10:56:57 AM PST by JerseyHighlander
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To: marthemaria
the red cross represents the symbol of the brutal mediaeval Christian crusades against Islam.

The Crusades were a defensive effort to reclaim Christian lands that had been conquered by Muslims.

9 posted on 12/18/2007 10:57:11 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (The broken wall, the burning roof and tower. And Agamemnon dead.)
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To: doodad

This would be like the Atlanta Braves demanding that the New York Yankees change their team name when they come to town. After all, the North conquered the South and burned down Atlanta.


10 posted on 12/18/2007 10:57:23 AM PST by weegee (If Bill Clinton can sit in on Hillary's Cabinet Meetings then GWBush should ask to get to sit in too)
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To: marthemaria

Has the whole world gone nuts or am I just trapped in a recurring loop nightmare?


11 posted on 12/18/2007 10:58:45 AM PST by purpleraine
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To: marthemaria

I think they should knock down the minarets to avoid offending Spaniards.


12 posted on 12/18/2007 10:58:49 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: doodad

Soccer is like Rollerball. It is the way xenophobic and nationalist rage is expressed nationstates in the “old world”. They are upset with US/us because we don’t care about their game.


13 posted on 12/18/2007 10:59:43 AM PST by weegee (If Bill Clinton can sit in on Hillary's Cabinet Meetings then GWBush should ask to get to sit in too)
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To: purpleraine

And yet to hear of it, it is Bush and the neocons redacting what everyone says these days.


14 posted on 12/18/2007 11:00:29 AM PST by weegee (If Bill Clinton can sit in on Hillary's Cabinet Meetings then GWBush should ask to get to sit in too)
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To: weegee
This would be like the Atlanta Braves demanding that the New York Yankees change their team name when they come to town.

But we do. They are called the damn yankees for the whole series.

15 posted on 12/18/2007 11:01:06 AM PST by doodad
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To: weegee

On the other hand, in this day of increasing globalization, it’s good to still see some displays of unabashed nationalism.

And if the US team ever made it to the semis of the World Cup, everybody in this country will be watching and chanting “USA!!! USA!!!”


16 posted on 12/18/2007 11:02:13 AM PST by dfwgator (11+7+15=3 Heismans)
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To: marthemaria

I’m neither Christian nor Muslim, but this act by the Spanish team was pandering at its worst. Of all nations they could have stooped to, they chose Saudi Arabia?!! That excuse of a nation should have had its Satanic soul blown off to bits for all the Wahabbi activities that it has sponsored over the course of this century, responsible for the vast bulk of Islamic terrorism today. Besides, the Saudis are the most intolerant, arrogant excuses for life-forms that ever walked this earth, bi-pedally.


17 posted on 12/18/2007 11:02:51 AM PST by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: Mach5
A couple of days ago I posted a story about a museum that cancelled an exhibit not to “offend” muslims.This is happening all over Europe. I wish the Barcelona team would show some spine not appeasing to political correctness or violent reactions from “offended” muslims.
18 posted on 12/18/2007 11:05:00 AM PST by marthemaria
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To: marthemaria
I think the sword is a commonly used symbol among followers of the Religion of Pieces.Talk about insulting! Talk about unfriendly!
19 posted on 12/18/2007 11:05:26 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Wanna see how bad it can get? Elect Hillary and find out.)
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To: dfwgator
How long until Arsenal will be forced to remove the cannon from their badge because it's too militaristic?

Not only that, it contains the word "arse", which could offend even more weaklings.

Go Gunners!

20 posted on 12/18/2007 11:08:36 AM PST by rfp1234 (Mundus vult decipi: the world wants to be deceived. ---James Branch Cabell)
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To: rfp1234

Nice win against Chelsea on Sunday.


21 posted on 12/18/2007 11:09:56 AM PST by dfwgator (11+7+15=3 Heismans)
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To: dfwgator
And if the US team ever made it to the semis of the World Cup, everybody in this country will be watching and chanting “USA!!! USA!!!”

Not on FR they won't, speaking from experience.

22 posted on 12/18/2007 11:11:03 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: marthemaria

“the red cross represents the symbol of the brutal mediaeval Christian crusades against Islam?”

One more terrorist attack in America and there’s gonna be a repeat performance. And this time, we’re gonna finish the job.


23 posted on 12/18/2007 11:16:58 AM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: Mach5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm02UAgEJFs


24 posted on 12/18/2007 11:17:36 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas!)
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To: purpleraine
Has the whole world gone nuts or am I just trapped in a recurring loop nightmare?

YES and YES

25 posted on 12/18/2007 11:30:58 AM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: kellynla

Have these people seen the other flags of other nations?

What will they do with the Greek team where the flag was SPECIFICALLY adopted in 1821 with a christian cross to reflect the tossing out of the ottoman turks?

It is hard to figure out which group are the bigger wusses. The barcelonans for capitulating or the turks for being such big domesticated female cats.


26 posted on 12/18/2007 11:32:32 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

it’s the proverbial “tail wagging the dog.”

But as I have repeatedly stated before, one more terrorist bombing in America and they’ll all have to pack up their koran & families and go back to whatever hellhole they originated from.
Our ancestors didn’t risk life & limb to emigrate to this country just so a bunch of camel jockeys could come here, terrorize our women & children and make hamburger out of our families.


27 posted on 12/18/2007 11:45:54 AM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: longtermmemmory; cardinal4

It wasn’t all that long ago that the imams in Riyadh made KLM take down the cross that was atop the crown of their logo. “Riyadh, the Golden, with milk and honey blest.”


28 posted on 12/18/2007 11:47:53 AM PST by Ax
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To: longtermmemmory

“It is hard to figure out which group are the bigger wusses. The barcelonans for capitulating or the turks for being such big domesticated female cats.”

I read that and will be away from awhile cleaning my monitor...BWAHHAHAH


29 posted on 12/18/2007 11:50:19 AM PST by alarm rider (Why should I not vote my conscience?)
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To: ClearCase_guy
The Crusades were a defensive effort to reclaim Christian lands that had been conquered by Muslims.

Yes, but they were really only a limited counteroffensive designed to reopen the Holy Land to Christian pilgrims. What was really needed was a reconquest of all the umma originally taken from Christendom over the centuries, including the entire Middle East, Egypt, North Africa, Anatolia, etc. Drive the Muzzies back into the Arab desert and let them practice their moon-cult there.

30 posted on 12/18/2007 11:56:57 AM PST by hellbender
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To: marthemaria
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In 1976, the World Hockey Association's Cleveland Crusaders moved to St. Paul and became the Minnesota Fighting Saints.

31 posted on 12/18/2007 12:15:10 PM PST by rfp1234 (Mundus vult decipi: the world wants to be deceived. ---James Branch Cabell)
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To: marthemaria
The emerging scandal comes after the problematic episode encountered by Italian champions Inter Milan in September, when they played in white shirts with a big cross on the front against the Turkish club Fenerbahce.

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32 posted on 12/18/2007 12:23:35 PM PST by rfp1234 (Mundus vult decipi: the world wants to be deceived. ---James Branch Cabell)
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To: doodad

They are called that in Boston too.


33 posted on 12/18/2007 12:30:48 PM PST by weegee (If Bill Clinton can sit in on Hillary's Cabinet Meetings then GWBush should ask to get to sit in too)
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To: marthemaria
The Turkish media harshly criticized the Italian team, saying that they used those particular shirts in order to offend Muslim sentiments. Turkish lawyer Baris Kaska requested UEFA sanctions for Inter over charges of racist superiority of a religion.

The City of Milan's coat of arms. Racist or bigoted??!! I think not.

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Perhaps the Turks would have been less offended by Inter wearing their traditional symbol on the uniforms [/sarc]

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The biscione, together with the Imperial eagle, on the coat of arms of the Duchy of Milan. The Biscione (‘large snake’), also known as the Vipera (‘viper’ or in Milanese as the Bissa), is a heraldic charge showing in Argent an Azure serpent in the act of giving birth to a human: usually a child and sometimes described as a Moor. It has been the emblem of the Italian Visconti family for around a thousand years. Its origins are unknown. However it has been claimed that it was taken from the coat of arms of a Saracen killed by Ottone Visconti during the crusades. The biscione appears also in the coats of arms of the House of Sforza, the city of Milan, the historical Duchy of Milan and Insubria. It is also used as a symbol or logo by the football club Inter Milan, by Alfa Romeo and, in a version where a flower replaces the child, by Fininvest.

34 posted on 12/18/2007 12:35:36 PM PST by rfp1234 (Mundus vult decipi: the world wants to be deceived. ---James Branch Cabell)
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To: marthemaria

Too bad the Crusaders did not have a big enough defense budget; they could have stopped Islam back then!


35 posted on 12/18/2007 2:12:45 PM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW!)
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To: purpleraine

The whole world has gone nuts. And it seems to be a trip people are taking willingly. And yes, it’s a nightmare & one that probably won’t end in our lifetime.


36 posted on 12/18/2007 2:18:58 PM PST by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what Iíve done here today doesnít force you to have a negative opinion of meÖ.)
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To: marthemaria

I suppose it’s only about money: Selling shirts at ridiculous prizes is a major source of income for the clubs. And they can’t sell them in Saudi-Arabia if there is a cross on in...


37 posted on 12/18/2007 11:09:01 PM PST by bezelbub
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To: marthemaria

Muslims offend me when they kill Catholic clergymen. When do I and the Church get satisfaction?


38 posted on 12/18/2007 11:15:19 PM PST by rbosque ("To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." - Teddy Roosevelt)
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