By the time 2012 rolls around, Olympic organizers are going to need back surgery from all the genuflecting. Here’s the poop:
Olympic organizers issued detailed design rules for the 2012 London games Wednesday, including a mandate that at least some toilets in the Olympic park do not face the holy Islamic city of Mecca.
If we want to present Islamic activists with the ultimate dilemma, a future Olympic Games should be held in a place that is the polar opposite of Mecca (a wicked spinoff of the “put a Polack in a round room and tell him to sit in the corner” joke, if you will).
One question: Given the world’s hurry to cater to the more radical factions of Islam, how long will it be until “speed stoning” and the “Muslim biathlon” (skiing and honor killing) are Olympic sports?