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[Background: Manchester United Football Club has a devil as its logo]

Manchester United shirts have been banned in Malaysia after the red devil crest was labelled "dangerous and un-Islamic".

Thousands of fans have reacted angrily to the decision by Muslim clerics - with some accusing them of supporting Premier League arch-rivals Liverpool.

Despite the Old Trafford side having an estimated 81 million followers in Asia, one senior cleric said: "You are only promoting the devil."

"This is very dangerous. As a Muslim we should not worship the symbols of other religions or the devils," another added.

"It will erode our belief in Islam. There is no reason why we as Muslims should wear such jerseys, either for sports or fashion reasons."

Malaysian muslim clerics, Sky News 66 Comments [7/29/2010 3:43:05 AM]
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DarkfireTaimatsu

There's a reason why nobody should wear jerseys for "fashion reasons", but it has nothing to do with devils.

7/29/2010 3:51:48 AM

Percy Q. Shunn

lolwat?

7/29/2010 3:52:05 AM

Professor M

Thousands of fans have reacted angrily to the decision by Muslim clerics - with some accusing them of supporting Premier League arch-rivals Liverpool.

I had to laugh at this part. "It's a shocking theocratic conspiracy...to support that other team!"

7/29/2010 4:02:34 AM

Mihangel apYrs

I prophesy the end of Islam if Imams interfere with fan loyalty.

7/29/2010 4:54:51 AM

Mister Spak

HARAMHARAMHARAMHARAM!!!!!!

7/29/2010 5:18:29 AM



It will erode our belief in Islam.

Looks like I get to be the first to say it this time...

If your faith can be eroded by a cartoon devil stitched onto a gaudy garment, then your faith wasn't strong from the beginning.

7/29/2010 5:22:21 AM

Doubting Thomas

It will erode our belief in Islam.

Then your belief in Islam is pretty damn shaky to begin with.

*edit* I've seen the logo and it's basically a red outline of a devil figure holding a pitchfork. Not particularly evil, and only strengthens my statement above.

7/29/2010 5:28:50 AM

Doctor Whom

It will erode our belief in Islam.

If a fan shirt is strong enough to erode people's belief in their magic sky pixies, then I'll take five, please.

7/29/2010 5:33:34 AM

TheFockerizer

Because the Muslim clerics are really Chealsea FC supporters

7/29/2010 5:47:43 AM

Arctic Knight

I prefer the red devil used for 1FC Kaiserlautern ( http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_gJMCSTp8SGs/SMpjfkJdk4I/AAAAAAAABI0/L1dQksiwPHU/s1600-h/betzi-kaiserslautern.gif ) for football.

7/29/2010 5:53:42 AM

Brain_In_A_Jar

Now this is rather interesting - since the tribalistic nature of massed sports fans is really quite remarkably similar to religion in many ways, it'll be interesting to see which one ultimately trumps the other in the minds of these supporters - the religion of Islam, or the religion of Manchester United. Whichever wins the day, it could be quite a fight.

It seems as if these nutjobs have quite simply become addicted to the giddy power trip they get from banning things. However, though it may seem to them that they have the power to ban anything they want, there's a limit to how much of that shit any public will put up with, and football is a big target.

7/29/2010 5:54:10 AM



There quotes usually manage to give me a wry smile at most, but this one made me actually laugh really loudly. In the middle of a coffee shop.
Liverpool supporters! Brilliant.

oh but why can't there people get it into their heads that simply having something or seeing it does not equal worship. Obviously.

7/29/2010 5:54:11 AM

JohnTheAtheist

I always appreciate the reminder that christianity is not the only source of this lunacy. The problem is faith itself.

7/29/2010 6:00:24 AM

Zeus Almighty

Wonder what they would think about the logo of my team: The Fighting Muhammeds?

7/29/2010 6:08:27 AM



Sports shirts erode your faith?

Seriously, something is very wrong here if wearing couple shirts erodes your shit.

7/29/2010 6:17:39 AM

dionysus

It will erode our belief in Islam.

And here I was doing all of that pointless debating when all it takes is pictures of devils to get people to lose their religion. I had no idea it was that simple.

7/29/2010 6:18:35 AM

Quantum Mechanic

"It will erode our belief in Islam.'

Pretty lame belief if a sports team logo will do that.

7/29/2010 6:20:26 AM

TGRwulf

Well looks like the Christian god is afraid of iron chariots, and the Muslim god is afraid of sports jerseys.

7/29/2010 6:22:22 AM

Starscream

"There is no reason why we as Muslims should wear such jerseys, either for sports or fashion reasons"


There's equally no reason why folks shouldn't be able to either. Stop being such a possessive, overbearing, controlling, domineering fucknut and let people get on with whatever they want to do.

7/29/2010 6:23:17 AM

aaa

Once again, malaysia is still retarded.

7/29/2010 6:38:20 AM

Sweet Fancy Moses

I don't see the problem with this.

...

I'm a Liverpool fan.

7/29/2010 6:44:53 AM

Mister Spak

Maybe they'd like these teams better:

http://rabble.ca/babble/anti-racism-news-and-initiatives/racism-sports

There's a team in Jerusalem called Betar Yerushalyim whose base of support is really strong among very right wing religious zionists. I was at a game where fans unvelied a Kahance/Chai banner. This is an organization that has been banned by the Israeli government after some of its members engaged in attacks against Arab civilians. At another game (I wasn't in attendance) that occurred on the anniversary of the assassiantion of Yitzhak Rabin, the announcer called for a moment of silence which was met by most of the stadium loudly booing before breaking into chance of "Amir! Amir!". Yigal Amir was convicted of Rabin's assassination.

In the Palestinian Territories, because there's not as much infrastructure or wealth to support major sports, it's on a smaller scale but even more extreme. I went to a youth soccer match in Nablus where isntead of the national anthem before teh game, there was about an hour of fiery political speeches (though i don't speak Arabic). In the youth leagues, lots of teams have names such as The Martyrs or The Mujahadeen.

I have a brother who works for the UN and is based in Denmark and a big soccer fan and went to a game tehre and told me that there's a particular team comprised mostly of Muslim immigrants to Denmark and is supported by that country's large Muslim population. There's also a team that these fans see as "Jewish" because one of their players is an Israeli immigrant. He said that several times during the game, the fans broke into chants of "Hamas! Hamas! Jews to the gas!."

7/29/2010 6:49:58 AM

Horsefeathers

"Manchester United shirts have been banned in Malaysia after the red devil crest was labelled "dangerous and un-Islamic"."

I have no interest in sports of any kind but even I know better than to screw with Manchester United fans.

This was not a brilliant move on your part.

"Thousands of fans have reacted angrily to the decision by Muslim clerics - with some accusing them of supporting Premier League arch-rivals Liverpool."

See? Now you've gone and done it.

"Despite the Old Trafford side having an estimated 81 million followers in Asia, one senior cleric said: "You are only promoting the devil.""

You're really looking for an ass whooping, aren't you?

""This is very dangerous. As a Muslim we should not worship the symbols of other religions or the devils," another added."

Yes. Dangerous for you. Many people take the sport very seriously. More seriously than your bullshit religion, I would venture to say.

""It will erode our belief in Islam. There is no reason why we as Muslims should wear such jerseys, either for sports or fashion reasons.""

Then, how will you know whose ass to kick for supporting a rival team?

7/29/2010 6:51:11 AM

Porky Pine

I find it hard that these people made so much contributions to science thousands of years ago.

7/29/2010 7:15:07 AM

Felis >:3

Manchester United shirts have been banned in Malaysia after the red devil crest was labelled "dangerous and un-Islamic".

Well then, fuck Islam.

7/29/2010 8:08:13 AM
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