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2004-09-01 Terror Networks
Why Do Muslim States Do So Badly in International Sports?
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Posted by tipper 2004-09-01 01:13|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [749 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 They had a DRs appointment, an old friend came from out of town, my dog ate it, I got diareah, I lost the keys to the car, my brother stole my wallet, the dentist had an open date, my uncle called, said his sister needed a ride! The rest of the world cheats!

Posted by Lucky 2004-09-01 1:27:42 AM||   2004-09-01 1:27:42 AM|| Front Page Top

#2 It's Inshallah, baby.
Posted by ed 2004-09-01 1:34:11 AM||   2004-09-01 1:34:11 AM|| Front Page Top

#3 With a good portion of their resources allocated to the military, most Muslim nations have little money left to spend on such “luxuries” as sport. Iran, for example, boasts only one Olympics size swimming pool, built in the 1970s by the Shah for the nation’s once famous water-polo team.

What's with all the palace building then? Sadaam certainly could have sprung for a pool.
Posted by Super Hose 2004-09-01 1:48:49 AM||   2004-09-01 1:48:49 AM|| Front Page Top

#4 I used to play soccer with a British-born Pakistani Muslim who was really quite good (he was also a ball hog; different story).

I asked him why there weren't more Pakistanis playing top flight soccer in the UK and he said the parents really discourage it. 'Waste of time', 'not spiritual', etc. Seems the Imams feel the same way.

Hakeem Olajuwon (the NBA player) said his dad, an Imam, really disliked his playing sports instead of studying.

I think Islam needs a 'muscular Christianity' phase like the West had a century ago. More soccer, less bomb building.
Posted by JDB 2004-09-01 2:36:07 AM||   2004-09-01 2:36:07 AM|| Front Page Top

#5  Pakistan has good cricket teams, what the heck is up with that? With little effort Iran and all the "stans" coulf have great boxers and wrestlers. I blame it on islam and poverty.
Posted by Sock Puppet of Doom 2004-09-01 2:48:35 AM||   2004-09-01 2:48:35 AM|| Front Page Top

#6 And who the f*ck gave them cricket?
Posted by Howard UK 2004-09-01 4:28:46 AM||   2004-09-01 4:28:46 AM|| Front Page Top

#7 Howard how serious is the ASBO?
Posted by Super Hose 2004-09-01 4:32:10 AM||   2004-09-01 4:32:10 AM|| Front Page Top

#8 Why Do Muslim States Do So Badly in International Sports?

Anyone else see the Arabian Gulf-state girls running in their go-fasta hijabs in the sprinting? I'm sure they could've finished a lot higher up if they hadn't been running in sheets. Insh'allah just ain't enough, ladies. I wonder why...
Posted by Bulldog  2004-09-01 8:46:44 AM||   2004-09-01 8:46:44 AM|| Front Page Top

#9 Why Do Muslim States Do So Badly in International Sports?
Because it's hard to move freely with a suicide belt on.
Posted by Bryan 2004-09-01 9:23:48 AM||   2004-09-01 9:23:48 AM|| Front Page Top

#10 #4 Hakeem Olajuwon (the NBA player) said his dad, an Imam, really disliked his playing sports instead of studying. . . Until those 7-digit paychecks came rolling in. . .

Posted by BigEd 2004-09-01 11:34:10 AM||   2004-09-01 11:34:10 AM|| Front Page Top

#11 There is one other reason why the Muslim world does so badly in international sports: The virtually total absence of women.

No Amazonian Tennis Players! It is offensive to the Imam!


Serena Williams

I have appreciated her more since she nailed President Bubba about her taxes back in 1997

Posted by BigEd 2004-09-01 12:01:08 PM||   2004-09-01 12:01:08 PM|| Front Page Top

#12 Why Do Muslim States Do So Badly in International Sports?

Okay. Because we suck.
Coming up next: "How Come Muslim States Do Even Worse In Wars?"
Posted by tu3031 2004-09-01 1:00:20 PM||   2004-09-01 1:00:20 PM|| Front Page Top

#13 the more traditional elements regard sports as an indulgence that could divert human attention from religious duties

“a Jewish-Crusader conspiracy” to take Muslims out of mosques and into sports stadiums

Iranian mullas, for example, have tried for decades to ban free-style wrestling, a sports that has a history of 3000 years in the country, because of fears that it might encourage homosexual tendencies

could open spaces beyond the control of the regime

total absence of women . . . men might steal illicit glances of the female body


how about: theirs is a misguided, bankrupt, throwback culture that prevents any sort of real accomplishment in any important realm: athletic, scientific, artistic, etc. Their first priority is to control. There is no second priority.
Posted by PlanetDan  2004-09-01 1:08:05 PM||   2004-09-01 1:08:05 PM|| Front Page Top

#14 PlanetDan,

I just could not agree more. The whole priority of islam is all about control and sacrificing liberty in order to achieve what amounts to only a cosmetic change in human society where it only appears that certain classes of crime and injustice have been reduced significantly.

The real end product of islam is that these classes of crimes which it targets are simply pushed underground so that 99% perpetrators are never caught and their victims never get any help. In the meantime, the islamic world above ground voluntarily sacrifices its liberties and stifles itself in every field of endeavor in vain. This is turn feeds the underworld new victims and new monsters in a neverending vicious cycle which cannot be questioned or exposed.

Posted by peggy  2004-09-01 1:29:19 PM||   2004-09-01 1:29:19 PM|| Front Page Top

#15 In the 1970s when Iran hosted the Asian Olympics, several mullas, including the late Ayatollah Khomeini, denounced the exercise as “a Jewish-Crusader conspiracy” to take Muslims out of mosques and into sports stadiums.

Haaahahahahahaaahahaa, what an airhead.
Posted by Bomb-a-rama 2004-09-01 1:30:03 PM||   2004-09-01 1:30:03 PM|| Front Page Top

#16 I don't have any great knowledge of arab/muslim/whatever culture but my impression is that they're just not big on sports other than riding/racing/. I'm unaware of any ethnicly-based team sports like baseball or tennis that arose in what are predominately muslim countries. There's that Afghan sport like polo, but again that's just an excuse to ride your horse fast.
Posted by Anonymous6254 2004-09-01 2:30:41 PM||   2004-09-01 2:30:41 PM|| Front Page Top

#17 They're big on soccer. There is nothing quite like the sight of an entire stadium, and they some large ones like Sports City between Al Khobar and Al Dammam, filled with men (no wymyns, of course) all dressed in white thobes doing what we called the "Saudi wave". And you'd have to know the dance style of Arabia to even imagine it. When Bahrain defeated the Saudis in a game a couple of years back, the whole island was so proud they looked like they might explode. Big Magic, heh, for the Bahrainis!
Posted by .com 2004-09-01 2:39:34 PM||   2004-09-01 2:39:34 PM|| Front Page Top

#18 maybe it's cuz they're too busy using their soccer stadiums for public executions? And when they're not, it's hard to play soccer without slipsliding on the blood?
Posted by PlanetDan  2004-09-01 3:18:13 PM||   2004-09-01 3:18:13 PM|| Front Page Top

#19 As this has fermented I wonder if we shouldn't just turn this completely on its head as ask:

What are the "Muslim States" good at?

or, better yet:

Muslim States, WTF are they good for?

["Absolutely nothing! Say it again, yall..."]

That seems a much more apropos question to address, methinks.
Posted by .com 2004-09-01 4:39:09 PM||   2004-09-01 4:39:09 PM|| Front Page Top

#20 .com, that'll be the Saudia Arabia who were annihilated 8-0 by Germany in the 2002 World Cup.

I shouldn't mention this ;), but we thrashed, thrashed I say Germany 5-1 a year earlier.

TGA - any mention of penalties will be taken as bad sportsmanship and not in the spirit of taking the piss out of the Saudis...
Posted by Tony (UK) 2004-09-01 5:36:34 PM||   2004-09-01 5:36:34 PM|| Front Page Top

#21  I'm unaware of any ethnicly-based team sports like baseball or tennis that arose in what are predominately muslim countries.

This is why it's so easy to kick moslem ass, and now we got females doing it too.... this war is just the last great flame out of a religion that's destined for the dustbin.
Posted by the playing fields of the west 2004-09-01 5:56:52 PM||   2004-09-01 5:56:52 PM|| Front Page Top

#22 Didn't Hakeem's numbers go in the tank every Ramadan? At least later in his career... perhaps it was a natural consequence of getting older, or maybe he just started being more observant.
Posted by eLarson 2004-09-01 6:41:57 PM|| [http://larsonian.blogspot.com]  2004-09-01 6:41:57 PM|| Front Page Top

#23 The camels intimidate them earlyl.
Posted by Half 2004-09-01 7:13:04 PM||   2004-09-01 7:13:04 PM|| Front Page Top

#24 BTW where is team Gin Tile?
Posted by Shipman 2004-09-01 7:13:47 PM||   2004-09-01 7:13:47 PM|| Front Page Top

#25 A6254: You need an excuse to ride your horse fast?
Posted by Heysenbergmayhavebeenhere 2004-09-01 8:21:17 PM||   2004-09-01 8:21:17 PM|| Front Page Top

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