Saudi Cleric Demands FIFA Ban Players from Making Sign of the Cross Gestures

TEL AVIV – Muhammad Alarefe, a prominent Saudi religious leader, has demanded that FIFA, the international soccer governing body, instruct players to stop making the Christian sign of the cross.

  • Killer Marmot

    Also, Cristiano Ronaldo will be referred to as Mohammad Ronaldo by broadcasters.

    • Watchman

      He’s not muslim so until he converts to islam, he will be required to play as “Kuffar Ronaldo” or “Dhimmi Ronaldo”

  • Clausewitz

    Dear Mister Saudi. Fuck off……..

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    You know, if we just stripped all civil rights and citizenship from all Muslims and deported them enmass to their countries of ancestral origin, this and all sorts of problems would end overnight.
    The more freedoms they enjoy while over here, the less freedom seems to be left over for us, and that’s not right.

  • Dana Garcia

    What’s the correct gesture for F Islam?

    I’m imagining one now…

    • Clausewitz

      I use American Sign Language.

    • andycanuck

      I can think of several—American, British, and Italian.

    • Watchman

      Drawing of the index finger across the throat, I believe.

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  • The Butterfly

    Why haven’t we nuked Mecca yet?

    • andycanuck

      I really do blame Bush for that one.

    • No, but seriously. I know Islam is really peaceful and everything, obviously, but somehow just imagine if we just said “next time ISIS destroys another ancient site, we nuke Medina. Time #2, Mecca.” For some reason I feel like that would work. But why do I feel that way? I know how peaceful Islam is, and ISIS has nothing to do & etc…..

      • The Butterfly

        The muzzies just need to piss off some people with no moral scruples and they are finished.

        • Like the Chinese or the Russians.

        • Maggat

          Lack of moral scruples, or an application of common sense. Either one could get the job done.

  • Maggat

    I DEMAND that Muhammad Alarefe eat my shit.

  • anotherjoeblogs

    ..and don’t say cross the ball, say hilal the ball.

  • Spatchcocked

    “Saudi cleric”…….I dunno… always makes me laff…..then it makes me reach for my Gloc 17 9mm….

    I dunno why….the phrase just sounds counterintuitive somehow.

  • Martin B

    There is nothing in the known universe more arrogant than a Saudi cleric.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Except maybe two Saudi clerics, or three, or four, or….

  • LairdKintyre

    Iqra Khalid? Would you care to offer some enlightening insight on this one? What’s that? You say I am a bigot? That’s what I thought.

    • Will Quest

      I bet sweet Iqra Khalid had an earthquake of an orgasm reading about this RIGHTEOUS act……

  • DoghouseRiley9

    You know Pope Francis is cool with that. I expect him to order Catholics to cease and desist crossing themsleves so as not to offend.

  • Literally Hitler

    Its time Mohammedan leaders mind their own goat-molesting business and leave the civilized world alone.

  • Alain

    Anyone and any belief system that is so insecure as to feel threatened by this deserves to be ridiculed before being ignored.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      I disagree. Islam is too dangerous to be ignored. It is at war with us and therefore we must be at war with islam.

      • Alain

        Yes, you are correct. Whether we admit it or not, Islam has declared war on the non Muslim world, so pretending otherwise does not change a thing.

        If I may clarify I meant that when it is an individual like this guy spouting crap, he does not deserve to be taken seriously or given any serious consideration. Ridicule him and ignore him. Bottom line is to cease even listening to much less entertaining their constant demands and whining.

  • tom_billesley

    FIFA will comply, if bribed.
    Fifa’s decision not to reappoint ethics chiefs Hans-Joachim Eckert and Cornel Borbely means an effective end to the reform process, the pair say.
    A statement from the pair said their impending departure “means the de facto end of Fifa’s reform efforts”.
    World football’s governing body launched a reform process following the arrests and indictment of several officials on bribery and corruption charges in 2015.
    Borbely and Eckert suggested the decision not to reappoint them was “obviously politically motivated” and added: “It seems the Fifa hierarchy has valued its own and political interests higher than the long-term interests of Fifa.”