Monday, July 19, 2010

Those Red Devils

I read the most hilarious piece of news in the Star Online today and was laughing my head off. Machester United, Barcelona and Brazil to name a few are going to lose a huge chunk of supporters in this country.

Here, I copied the news report for you,

Monday July 19, 2010
Football jerseys Muslims should not wear 

KOSMO! (a local Malay daily) carried a report about Muslims who wittingly or unwittingly wear football jerseys which display images of crosses, liquor brands and devils.

Johor Religious Council adviser Datuk Nooh Gadot said wearing such jerseys were forbidden in Islam.

“It is as if Muslims are worshipping and exalting the symbols of other religions. Islam does not compromise on this matter, regardless of whether it is worn for fun, fashion or sport,” he said.

Perak Mufti Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria agreed with Nooh and said although Islam did not forbid its followers from participating in sports or dressing up, it has to be done within the boundaries of Islamic law.

Among the football teams whose crests carry images of the cross are Brazil, Portugal, Serbia, Barcelona and Norway, while Manchester United carries the “Red Devil” slogan on its team crest.

Now while I have the utmost respect for ones religion and beliefs, I thought this was hilarious. I'm sure my Muslims buddies who are into football are not really worshiping and exalting the symbols on the jerseys but are actually just supporting their favourite football teams and I seriously don't think any of my Muslims friends would be changing their religions anytime soon.

I showed this to a few of my Muslim friends and trust me, they laughed just as hard as I did :D Well, you guys could always support Arsenal now instead of those Red Devil lowlifes ... hahaha ... I'm waiting for the next piece of hilarious news to hit our shores.
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18 comments:

  1. I read this with much laughter, but worried at the same time for influx of Arsenal fans, we don't need these shallow-minded Manure supporters, they can always support Chelsea. :-)

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  2. It's easy to get a laugh by reading newspaper in our part of the world. No?

    It's either laugh or get high pressure if you are too serious about those news. o.O

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  3. I'm amused. What's next? Men can't wear tight shirt coz it's against the religion? lulz.

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  4. it's time to put effort to bring up Malaysian Jersey to the world then...Malaysia kan boleh...:P

    macam2 betul lah...

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  5. Gallivanter - Hahaha ... you do have a valid point there.

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  6. Lina - Yes, it is. Our mainstream media are like a joke book la ... LOL!

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  7. Maslight - I wwouldn't be surprised if someone came up with that crazy notion one day ... LOL!

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  8. Carol - Our Malaysian jersey? Hahaha ... I'd rather wear rags la ...

    But yeah, Malaysia memang boleh ... hahaha!

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  9. I seem to remember reading this sort of thing before. Well, whatever it takes to make the world go round...

    Just so long as WE keep our senses!

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  10. I read about this also, haha...

    So Muslims can't support England team, as its flag features a cross. In the same way, they can't support Washington Wizards basketball team. What a crap!

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  11. I heard about this also. Next thing they'll say is that Muslims can't listen to rock music coz it's devil workship!

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  12. Perry - We get all kinds of funny stuff happening in this country these days ...

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  13. Meleah - It is and I live here so more ... LOL!

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  14. Khengsiong - Yup, looks like it. Poor England is going to have loads lesser supporters now ... LOL!

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  15. Sriyany - What? You mean rock music is devil worshiping? LOL! Trust me, they'd probably have a riot on their hands from all those Mat Rockers ...

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  16. Sriyany - No worries, I understood :D

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