“Local sources told SOHR militants told football organisers referees would be banned because their decisions ‘do not judge according to what Allah has revealed’ and are ‘a violation of Allah’s command and the Sunnah.'”
One might almost get the crazy idea that the Islamic State had something to do with Islam. Good thing we have John Kerry and the Pope to tell us otherwise.
“Isis bans football referees in Syria because they enforce ‘laws of Fifa not Sharia,'” by Lizzie Dearden, Independent, August 31, 2016:
Isis has reportedly outlawed football referees in one of its Syrian strongholds because they implement Fifa rules “in violation of the commands of Allah”.
The UK-based Syrian Observatory or Human Rights (SOHR) said commanders had also drawn up a list of rules detailing how injured players can be compensated by their opponents under Sharia law.
Monitors reported that the so-called Islamic State had declared the implementation of international football rules “illegitimate” in Deir ez-Zor governorate.
Local sources told SOHR militants told football organisers referees would be banned because their decisions “do not judge according to what Allah has revealed” and are “a violation of Allah’s command and the Sunnah”.
A system of “Qisas” for injured footballers was also brought in, referring to the retributive justice system enacted under Sharia law, where victims can claim compensation or exact revenge.
The reported ban was decided by courts established by Isis to rule on issues of Islamic jurisprudence according to its extremist ideology….