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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Here's Something To Riot Over

Let no good deed go un-rioted against by demanding, strident Muslims.

In this case, US forces thought it would be a nice idea to give Afghan kids a soccer ball to play with, so balls like these were dropped by helicopter in Khost province. Well, screw you, America, said the recipients:
A demonstration has been held in south- east Afghanistan accusing US troops of insulting Islam after they distributed footballs bearing the name of Allah. ...

Some displayed flags from countries all over the world, including Saudi Arabia, which features the shahada, one of the five pillars of Islam - the declaration of faith.

The words, which include the name of Allah, are revered, and Muslims are very sensitive about where and how they can be used. (BBC)
The Afghans should be rioting against Saudi Arabia for putting the name of Allah on their flag, or against the World Cup Federation, for not removing the flag when Saudi Arabia asked them to, but the do-gooders from America are always the target du jour.

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