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Saturday, 13 May 2017

Saudi Muslim cleric urges FIFA to ban christian players from making Christian signs on the pitch

Mohammed Alarefe, a Saudi Muslim cleric and professor of religion at King Saud University in Riyadh has urged world football's governing body, FIFA to ban Christian players from making the sign of the cross and other Christian signs after scoring.

He posted the controversial call on Twitter to his 17.4million followers, but he was quickly flooded with messages disagreeing with him.



A number of people pointed out to the Muslim scholar that a huge amount of players kneel on the ground and kiss the floor in celebration of a goal, mimicking the Islamic prayer.

Alarefe wrote: 
'I've seen video clips of athletes, soccer players running, shooting and when they win they make the symbol of the cross on their chests and my question is if FIFA's rules forbid this.'
Twitter users from all religious backgrounds were quick to shut him down pointing out that the act was an expression of joy and even Muslim players bow to the ground after scoring.

The issue of religion and football is a touchy issue in Muslim majority countries especially in the middle east.  Recently, Real Madrid revealed they will not feature the traditional Christian cross on clothing sold in some Middle East countries under a new regional deal.

68 comments:

Saphire Muna said...

Sick man..... Demons.....

Anonymous said...

Motherfucking sick psycho.. U suck dumb ass...ugh!

ogadinma godwin said...

Useless man u think say Na to carry bomb

Anonymous said...

You dont have to watch no be force. Saudi we no sabi ball wan dey open mouth like fish

nony bright said...

Religious extremists ...stupid rubbish!

Anonymous said...

Tell the stupid man to hang himself. He goat

Hemmie Akej said...

They are all the same thing,
Whether enlightened or not.
Imagine what just came out of a professor.
SMH

ilovejesus said...

But they can allow alakuba sign right? *smh*

Ayo Chris said...

Nawao ! just Negodi.

Anonymous said...

Useless religion! The West too should stop allowing halal food to be sold in the West as it is anti West.! You give Muslims an inch the take the whole land!

Anonymous said...

My God ll punish u for dat comment idiot of you demon

Abdullahi Mohammed said...

who the fuck is he half the biggest football clubs are owned by his country men he sit in judgment of a game he knows nothing about let him start his protest in Qatar when the country is hosting the world Cup and see how popular he his they'll run him out of town let him stick to his preaching & leave football alone

Vivian Reginalds said...

mumu man
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

Foolish. Inferiority complex

ikeoluwa said...

proffesor of religion ko....professor of way of life niih

Anonymous said...

WHAT NERVE! AND YOU WEAR STUFF ON YOUR HEAD WHILE YOU SPEAK, REALLY?

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samuel Ezebuchi said...

Religious extremist.

Peter Simeon said...

Come let me deliver you from demonic spirit sir, because Jesus will Reign forever!

Anonymous said...

Why are this people like this? Always looking for sth to find trouble. Funny enough, they claim 'Islam is a religion of peace'.

OFANGBON SANDRA E. said...

Na waoooo am just speechless

onyinyechi nzekwe said...

Nothing can stop the sign of the cross,envy.

Anonymous said...

I know the onukwu he is a drug addict with naïve followers. Ewu Mohammed!!! Nothing dey happen!

Anonymous said...

Wait for north Korea nuclear bomb to finish you and all your supporters devilishman .
For saying that , very soon you see the anger of GOD!!!"..........'...Anike

Light Watch said...

He needs help

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What's wrong with the world?

Light Watch said...

He needs help

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What's wrong with the world?

Emy said...

Religion of 'peace' indeed! Always having inferiority complex.

Visionary said...

Demon and antichrist on earth...Bigot!

Anonymous said...

Arabic professor stop teaching your followers to use bomb destroy the world. You better know GOD!! This goatee bears in your face maked you look like mumu? ....
Anike

Anonymous said...

very stupid of you to insult islam and muslim..bastard idiot

Anonymous said...

Foolish man like him....see talk o
SMH

The truth said...

some muslims can be so stupid,they dnt even think before dy talk, who even give aboki twitter handle

The truth said...

some muslims can be so stupid,they dnt even think before dy talk, who even give aboki twitter handle

RareSpecie Z said...

Idiet.

The truth said...

who give aboki twitter handle

Anonymous said...

I think he is not normal. He needs Doctors attention pls. Football is the only source of joy between Muslim and Christians whole heartedly he should not go and spoil the only joy of the world. Pls God help us in this world.

Anonymous said...

what do Muslims have with the xtians? is xtian the only religion on earth? they know the truth but won't accept it. biko maje una leave xtians ooo. no controversy Jesus is the way

Anonymous said...

what do Muslims have with the xtians? is xtian the only religion on earth? they know the truth but won't accept it. biko maje una leave xtians ooo. no controversy Jesus is the way

Anonymous said...

CHRISTIANS WAKE UP & BECOME A UNIFIED ENTITY, BECAUSE THESE PEOPLE HAVE THAT GOING FOR THEM, MORESO THAN LOVE. BUT WHAT WE CANNOT ACCEPT IS THEY BEGINNING TO THINK THEY ARE GOD AND THEY OWN EVERYTHING AND TO CROWN IT ALL, THEY ARE DISHING OUT THIS TOLERANCE CARD OF ACCEPTANCE WHEN IT COMES TO THEIR RELIGION, YET THEY ARE UNACCEPTING OF THE REST OF THE WORLD.

ogbonna nwabueze said...

Jesus will reign for ever period.

Omotosho Babatunde said...

Wonders shall shy na END... JESUS is Lord

Anonymous said...

Islamic religion has always been the problem the world has been facing. They want everything to be them,there thinking faculty is under there foot,i dont know the kind of God they serve. People who fight for there god instead of there god to fight for them may God HV mercy on them. Where are the Muslim commentators

Anonymous said...

Islam is a religion of peace and it is perfect. Humans are not and in practising the religion, they may err. Study Islam from the real sources and you will know. Not from the biased articles posted online about Islam every now and them. May Allah guide you aright.Ameen.

annonymous said...

Not his fault at all!
That's Islam for you. I only blame you stupid so called Christians that open their mouth to say "we serve the same God".
They will keep fighting us because we don't serve the same God

Anonymous said...

Yes they are

Anonymous said...

An he claims to be a professor!

Anonymous said...

It is clear remains the only religion giving the world problem.

Anonymous said...

you are a fish cos is it the religion that comment or individual? with ur little sense of reasoning u see even the Muslim shun his comment u guys that are educated still say rubbish. more over those signs are not all Christian signs cos most of the footballer are idolators

Anonymous said...

Check the Logo of Islam then you will know if really is for PEACE or WAR....

Anonymous said...

People wen nor de play football

EMEKA SIMON said...

He is some kind of stupid or high on some kind of weed

bonnydhiwhy said...

This got me thinking of Ahmed musa's religion cos i've seen him made that (christian) sign after a goal several times so i still couldn't understand yet if Musa is a Christian due to a mere jubilation...you know what dear cleric,eat shit!

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Betty Sales said...

As a muslim myself .. I think these brotherfucker should be killed or ban entire Saudi self for worldcup .. We dey encourage peace and these fucker they talk about sign .. Olobuku, when most muslims prayers dey bow down as a sign too .. No mind am jare .. I love xtian and love muslim, infact Hindu self .. Make these clowns go dey use camel instead of car cause na Xtian build am ..

cordis nlege said...

Weldone for dat comment

Olayinka Ojo said...

Stupid Saudi Muslim cleric... SATANIC RELIGION

WORLD GLOBAL CONNECT said...

Stupid Saudi Muslim cleric

Anonymous said...

Stupid Saudi Muslim cleric

Anonymous said...

Stupid Saudi Muslim cleric

Anonymous said...

Stupid Saudi Muslim cleric

JAO said...

If I may say respectfully, Prof you are a sentimental fool.

Anonymous said...

Bihari brother!!! Stupid ass bigots dat make no sense at all .. f"@k Islam abeg!!

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Davidson Vincent said...

That Saudi Muslim cleric must be completely out of his mind!He is a mere religious bigot! When Egyptian players put their foreheads on the ground at the pitch, what did he say about that? In the first place, how does the sign of the cross affect him?

Anonymous said...

Anybody that the sign of the cross affect is worsheeping nothing but santan. You can be arabic professor or cleric and did not know GOD !! So satanic professor go and hang yourself because Jesus is Lord!!!!.......... Anike

okafor richard said...

ur muslim bros nko? Dey are saint?? Back well blood sucking demons violent dey una blood na just few of u dey behav lik humans

okafor richard said...

Bro una too dey kill people if dem givv u chance now u fit beging kill everybody here..e dey una body

Anonymous said...

What is the Significance of the two SWORD's doing on Islam Logo? Tell uS

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