I thought this was a satirical item when I first saw it. Alas, it is not and therefore falls into the category of “I Don’t Think This Is A Good Idea.”
Gays Vs. Muslims In The World Series Of Love – Ace of Spades
A Dutch multicultural group is organizing a soccer tournament between gays and Muslims, hoping to counter what a study published on Thursday said was a rising tide of fear among gays.
A nationwide survey by the Police Research Academy said that most gays questioned feel unsafe and reported experiencing verbal attacks in the last year.
Of the 776 homosexuals who responded to an internet questionnaire, 80 percent said they believed their safety was threatened at some time during the year, said academy director Frits Vlek, who commissioned the research.
Only 3 percent said they were physically assaulted, Vlek said in an interview, but some 40 percent claimed they had been insulted or verbally abused.
Youths from Moroccan and Turkish backgrounds often were blamed for the incidents, Vlek said, since homosexuality is not widely accepted in many Muslim cultures.
“Parts of the Muslim community still resist homosexuality and receive little education about it,” he said.
Muslim-gay tension is the theme of the soccer tournament organized by the Institute of Multicultural Development, to be held next week.
“Parts” of the Muslim community “resist” homosexuality? How about all of the Imams issuing fatwas to kill gays in every damn Middle Eastern country I can think of. That’s like saying “some” of Hollywood’s elites “dislike” President Bush.
So, if the Muslims win the game, will there be hanging parties? And if the gays win, will the burkas become more colorful?
This idea must be coming from those folks that think you can hug a terrorist and not wind up on the wrong side of a vest bomb.