Sunday, May 06, 2007

This Is Stupid --
Via MSNBC, a soccer game intended to promote interfaith dialogue has been cancelled.

Why, you may ask?

Church of Norway spokesman Olav Fykse Tveit said the imams refused to play against a mixed-gender team of priests because it would have gone against their beliefs in avoiding close physical contact with strange women.

The church decided to drop its female players, and the priests' team captain walked out in protest.

I'm sorry, but what did you think was going to happen? The Church of Norway, or that subset of it that was in charge of setting up the game, are complete and utter idiots who show a lack of awareness and sensitivity toward Muslims. Anyone with a brain in Norway would have either a) established well beforehand that it was going to be a male-only match or b) not scheduled the match in the first place.
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