Muslim Soccer Team is Homophobic — Or Maybe They Just Hate the French

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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