Muslim extremists can hijack planes, blow up cars, destroy buildings and kidnap and kill innocent people and still reel in western apologists by the bushel, but now I have a feeling they’re crossing the line and risking angering even the most open-minded of global progressives:

PARIS (AP) – A French gay soccer team says its members were victims of homophobia when a team of Muslim players refused to play a match against them. The Paris Foot Gay team says Tuesday it received an e-mail from the Creteil Bebel club canceling a match scheduled for last Sunday.

“Because of the principles of our team, which is a team of devout Muslims, we can’t play against you,” the e-mail said, according to Paris Foot Gay. The e-mail received Saturday said, “Our convictions are much more important than a simple football match.”

But… but… in his Cairo speech, Obama said that Islam has a tradition of tolerance. I don’t get it, but hey, if a large group of fundamental Islamists don’t like me and all they do is refuse to play soccer with me, color me satisfied. I just hope the Paris Foot Gay never schedule a game in Iran.

In fairness to the Muslim soccer players, maybe the dislike has more to do with the other team’s Frenchness than their gayness.

Frankly I don’t like any of them because I hate soccer.

Given the subject matter, I’m just proud of myself for not caving in to the temptation to post this photo.

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