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Submitted by sara (United States), Mar 7, 2009 at 22:21

John B,

Besides the fact that I find your comment title offensive and making assumptions about who and what I am, both you and Gary apparently suffer from an inability to use the internet to educate yourselves and elucidate the facts. So I will help you as a gesture of goodwill :

Here are some of many examples (I m only spending a few minutes looking):

1. When Israel's national soccer team plays Ireland on Saturday in its next World Cup qualifier, few will be cheering for Israel more than 13-year-old Khaled Rian, a resident of this quiet Arab village in central Israel. That's because his hero, Abbas Suan, is one of two Arabs who have become national celebrities while playing for Israel, where 1.2 million Arab citizens comprise more than one-fifth of Israel's population. Arab citizens in a Jewish country are important role models for Rian. "I feel like their success is my success," he says. ... http://www.sikkuy.org.il/english/docs/USATODAY-%20Arab%20players.html

2. Jerusalem - Israeli Arab soccer players have made tremendous inroads in the game in recent years, and now are featured on the roster of almost every Premier League club in the country. Numerous Arab players star in the national team alongside their Jewish teammates, and have made headlines by scoring critical goals in important international matches. ... http://friedensbewegung.zionismus.info/jerusalem/soccer.htm

And, Here are more Muslim bad sportsmanship examples for you:

1. Muslim groups in Malaysia are urging their countrymen to boycott the games of the English football club Chelsea, that is coming to this South-Eastern country for a planned game tour. The reason for boycott – head-coach of the club and one of the players are Israelis.

2. The participation of Israel's national judo team in the 24th World Judo Championship held in Egypt during September 5-12, 2005 generated much controversy in the Egyptian media. Opponents of normalization regarded the participation of the Israeli team as a sign of normalization, even though official Egyptian sources claimed that it merely reflected compliance with the regulations of international sports competitions. Independent and oppositionist journalists in Egypt expressed surprise at the participation of 13 Arab countries alongside Israel: Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Sudan, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, and Palestine. [12]

Israeli Athletes' Participation in Egyptian Sports Competitions is Forbidden Because They Stole Land, Money, and Honor

Sheikh Ali Abu Al-Hassan, former assistant in matters of religious rulings to Al-Azhar Sheikh Tantawi, issued a fatwa against Sheikh Tantawi's ruling in favor of normalization. Abu Al-Hassan's fatwa prohibits the participation of Israeli sports teams in competitions that take place in Muslim countries. He also told the Egyptian daily Al-Yaum that "Israelis' participation in the judo championship is prohibited by Shari'a, since they are rivals who stole land, money and honor. [Participation in] sports competitions and cooperation with them imply consent to their actions against us." [13

3. TEHRAN - Iran has given judo world champion Arash Miresmaeili a $125,000 reward, saying he sacrificed a gold medal at the Athens Olympics by refusing to fight Israel's Udi Vaks, a sports official in Tehran said Tuesday. Iranian state television showed Miresmaeili at an award ceremony receiving the same sum as Iranian Hossein Rezazadeh, who took the super-heavyweight weight lifting gold at the second Olympics in succession. "He would definitely have won a gold medal if he had taken part," said the sports official, who declined to be named."By refusing to fight, Miresmaeili followed the policies of the country," the official added. http://www.jihadwatch.org/dhimmiwatch/archives/003114.php

Turkish Muslims screamed death threats at a European Cup game between Turkey and Israel, forcing players to flee to the dressing room Tuesday. Referees suspended the game between Bnei HaSharon and Turk Telekom, who were playing in as part of the European championship series.Shouts of "Israel, Killers" and "Allah is Great" were followed by a surge of more than 2,000 fans with fists raised in the air at the Ankara sports center. "They had blood in their eyes" and threw bottles and shoes at the Israel team, one player said. ... http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/129268

Sweden Bans Israeli Sports Team Because 10000 Muslims Will Attack Them. 3/07/2009
gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2009/03/muslims-riot-at-israels-davis-cup-match.html

Palestinian supporters disrupted a basketball match between FC Barcelona & Maccabi Tel-Aviv on 5 February http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-BS21Svge0

Newsvine - Sweden Bars Israeli Taekwondo Team Because "10000 ...

Feb 21, 2009 ... A senior Swedish taekwondo official told his colleagues in Israel: "Ten thousand members of a Muslim organization are threatening to settle ...
krishna109.newsvine.com/_.../2463370-sweden-bars-israeli-taekwondo-team-because-10000-muslims-will-attack-them-anti-jew

Denmark may cancel a soccer match against Israel because of fear of Muslim reprisals http://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/articles/2006/02/10/news/israel/ksoccer0210.txt

http://www.ynet.co.il/english/articles/0,7340,L-3265595,00.html

Muslim lawyer sues over Inter Milan 'Crusaders' kit http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article3035438.ece


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