Ulema in Saudia Arabia have issued a fatwa (religious decree) declaring football an un-Islamic sport, and have urged the youth to quit it immediately, BBC radio reported on Saturday.Urge the youth to indulge in jihad and other constructive activities? Am I missing something here?
According to the report, the clerics urged the youth to indulge in jihad and other constructive activities that could help the Muslim ummah, the radio reported. The ulema argued that football wastes a lot of time and the participants wear shorts, which they said was an un-Islamic dress, the radio reported.
Meanwhile authorities have noticed an increase in the number of youth being used in suicide attacks.
On Monday afternoon, security forces arrested a 14-year-old Palestinian at the Hawara checkpoint north of Nablus, caught attempting to smuggle three pipe bombs.So let me get this straight. Football is un-Islamic but encouraging your children to blow themselves to itty bitty bits is okay? These animals don't deserve children.
In June alone, security forces arrested 15 Palestinian minors at West Bank checkpoints caught attempting to smuggle items.