Britain’s “Saved Sect” jihadists recently denounced soccer as a false religion, and the World Cup for encouraging nationalism, and thus undermining the universal aims of the jihad.
Not to be outdone, Iranian student organizations are accusing Israel of timing its assault on Gaza– in response, of course, to the kidnapping of an Israeli solder– to coincide with the World Cup, while the entire world’s attention is allegedly diverted. (Don’t they know what a small following soccer has in the US?)
A spokesperson for the association of Iranian student unions said on Tuesday that Israel is exploiting the World Cup soccer games in Germany to continue its aggression against the Palestinians.
“It is forbidden to allow Israel to continue its attacks in the occupied territory while exploiting for evil the World Cup games,” said Mohsen Maksoudi.
On Monday, Hamas’ representative in Tehran Abu Osaman Abdel Moaata met with extreme student unions which included the Student Union for Supporting Palestine, Student Foundation for the Destruction of Israel, Union of Students Seeking Justice, and the Front of Young World Islam.
According to the Mehr news agency, the Hamas official called on Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to halt Israel’s offensive in the Gaza Strip and said Corporal Gilad Shalit will never be released.
Student representatives said members of their unions will not wait for Muslim countries to take action and are ready to travel to the territories to fight Israel.
“We will not wait for Muslim governments. We have no option but to say: we are ready to leave for the occupied territories and we ask our leaders to help us do so, so we can fight the criminal Zionists. The fight against infidelity goes beyond geographical borders.”