Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Eeks!

The New York Times prints out (for a non-password one, see here), in its entirety, a recent fatwa on playing soccer. Unbelievable.

Here's a little excerpt:

1. Play soccer without four lines, because this is a fabrication of the heretics' international rules that stipulate using them.
2. International terminology that heretics and polytheists use, like "foul," "penalty," "corner," "goal," "out" and others, should be abandoned and not said. Whoever says them should be punished, reprimanded and ejected from the game. He should be publicly told, "You have imitated the heretics and polytheists and this is forbidden."
3. Do not call "foul" and stop the game if someone falls and sprains a hand or foot or the ball touches his hand, and do not give a yellow or red card to whoever was responsible for the injury or tackle. Instead, it should be adjudicated according to Shariah rulings concerning broken bones and injuries.
4. Do not follow the heretics, the Jews, the Christians and especially evil America regarding the number of players. Do not play with 11 people. Instead, add to this number or decrease it.

Kind of makes you want to say, "Dudes, why don't you get a life?"

And this is where I should tell all you people out there that the huge majority of Muslims are not freaks. But y'all better be careful and stay away from the evil ball just to be sure.

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