Saudi sheikh: “Soccer is a Masonic game meant to distance Muslims from their religion and faith”

“Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious.” — Ayatollah Khomeini

It is a totalitarian impulse to curb all outlets for human pleasure and joy, so that the human soul is captive and focused solely on what the masters want it to be focused upon. Sharia, for example, forbids music, just as Lenin wrote about how he had to stop listening to it because it filled his soul with joy and affection for strangers.

“Fatwa By Saudi Sheikh: Soccer Players Are Infidels,” from MEMRI, January 10:

On December 5, 2012, Saudi sheikh Suleiman Al-‘Alwan, a popular Salafi-jihadi cleric, was released after being imprisoned without a trial for nine years.[1] Al-‘Alwan’s trial began only recently; he is accused of having ties to Al-Qaeda and issuing fatwas permitting terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabia and targeting Western interests in the world and in the Saudi kingdom.[2]

Since his release, Al-‘Alwan has received many visitors, including sheikhs and former students, and has been asked to give his opinion on religious questions. On December 23, 2012, in response to a question posed by a Saudi youth, Al-‘Alwan said that soccer was a form of heresy: “Soccer is a Masonic game meant to distance Muslims from their religion and faith, and most of the public that follows [soccer games] is loyal to the infidels.” Al-‘Alwan called soccer players criminals and infidels: “[When] a man watches a [soccer] game, God forbid, he is watching deviant criminals and sinful infidels, even if they are Muslims.” He added: “There is a serious problem with [soccer] games, which is the refereeing, which follows manmade laws, not Allah’s laws.”[3]

It should be mentioned that shortly after his release, Al-‘Alwan also accused Egyptian President Muhammad Mursi of heresy for failing to implement shari’a law in Egypt, and condemned Egypt’s new constitution because it guarantees religious freedom and treats Christians as equal to Muslims. In addition, he held Mursi responsible for causing the deaths of Salafis in Sinai.[4]

Al-‘Alwan’s fatwa was harshly criticized by Saudi columnist Muhammad bin ‘Abd Al-Latif Aal Al-Sheikh, who wrote in the Saudi government daily Al-Jazirah that Al-‘Alwan reminds him of Taliban sheikhs….

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  1. says

    “[When] a man watches a [soccer] game, God forbid, he is watching deviant criminals and sinful infidels, even if they are Muslims.” He added: “There is a serious problem with [soccer] games, which is the refereeing, which follows manmade laws, not Allah’s laws.”

    Suleiman Al-‘Alwan sounds like he is mentally unwell.

  2. says

    Poor allah, he never played soccer that is why he did not include it in Quran. Soccer has man made laws so Muslims can’t play because they will be following man made laws, as if all Muslim countries only follow allah’s laws and there are no man made laws in their countries. A simple example what about traffic laws and such. Does quran tell Muslims when to stop or not stop on the road following traffic signals!! Morons!! Is their any more weird logic than than these mullahs display? There is nobody more stupid than these allah following imams and mullahs that is for sure.

  3. says

    “…a popular Salafi-jihadi cleric…”
    Mark that well, all you believers-in-moderate-Muslims, if you chance by mistake on this article.

  4. says

    “…a popular Salafi-jihadi cleric…”
    Mark that well, all you believers-in-moderate-Muslims, if you chance by mistake on this article.

  5. says

    I wonder whether what is *really* bothering this sheikh is all the lustful feelings he himself feels when he sees all those handsome young guys scampering about the soccer field with their peachy bottoms barely concealed by their short, short shorts? Lustful feelings that he is projecting onto a/ the participants in the game and b/ all other spectators?

  6. says

    The 2022 FIFA Soccer World Cup will be in Qatar. That should be interesting.

    They’ll have to draw up sharia compliant rules to replace the manmade refereeing rules.

    You know the sort of thing:
    1. Non-muslim players entering the muslim half of the field will be regarded as hostile occupiers of muslim territory and be crucified on the goal posts.
    2. When muslims enter the half of the field belonging to the opposing non-muslim team, the non-muslim team will revert to Islam, pay the jizya (a three goal penalty), or be beheaded.

  7. says

    “There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam.”

    Hey you can say that again! …finally a little truth for a change.

  8. says

    Islam makes me think of Homer Simpson and Rev Lovejoy- ie Muhammad and Allah; Mo constantly pestering him with daft questions and Allah replying in world-weary voice, “Oh, go on then, ban it!

  9. says

    Suleiman Al-‘Alwan sounds like he is mentally unwell.

    Um…If you stood him against a wall with 10 other muzzie “religious leaders” and let them speak for 1 minute each, how could you tell which ones are normal and which one was unwell?

  10. says

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  11. says

    PJG, I’m not happy, but at least relieved to hear you say that. Since the changes here a few months ago, it has become increasingly difficult to just sign in, let alone comment.
    It’s frustrating, time-consuming, and typically results in either no post or embarrassing multiple-posts. This is my 3rd try at posting this comment. I’m pretty close to giving it up here…

  12. says

    Yes, I don’t know what’s gone wrong.

    Either Mr Spencer needs a new and better tech support person, or *Typepad* needs a new and better tech team to iron out the bugs.

  13. says

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