Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 80

Thread: Kicking Allah

  1. #1
    Thailand Expat
    keda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Last Online
    17-12-2010 @ 12:06 PM
    Posts
    9,831

    Kicking Allah

    They've only gone and done it again haven't they!

    In a gesture to reach out to the community, the US imported a load of footballs for Afghani kids. Unfortunately they went for something brightly coloured, chose flags to signify unity, and included the Saudi flag, which happens to have one of the infinite names of allah on it.

    A swarm of nearly 100 protesters took to the streets.
    Last edited by keda; 27-08-2007 at 10:32 AM.

  2. #2
    better looking than Ned
    Rigger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Last Online
    17-01-2018 @ 12:27 PM
    Posts
    7,900
    Yes shows me just how foked in the head these people are and I dont mean the US

  3. #3
    Thailand Expat
    ceburat's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Last Online
    30-08-2011 @ 09:42 AM
    Posts
    1,473
    Americans starting to act like Asians - Taking action before thinking.

  4. #4
    Thailand Expat
    keda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Last Online
    17-12-2010 @ 12:06 PM
    Posts
    9,831
    I guess that explains why we commonly see the peacelovers ritually burn the US and Israeli flags, but never the Saudi one. Well that clears that up then.

  5. #5
    Thailand Expat AntRobertson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    33,873
    Got a link to this story?

  6. #6
    Rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb
    Sir Burr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Last Online
    16-06-2009 @ 09:54 AM
    Location
    Phuket.
    Posts
    4,668

  7. #7
    Thailand Expat AntRobertson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    33,873
    ^
    Cheers

  8. #8
    Thailand Expat
    sabang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Last Online
    04-09-2019 @ 05:06 AM
    Location
    BackinOz
    Posts
    30,807
    If you were to print, say, the Ten Commandments on a football plenty of Xtian's would be upset too.
    If you stuck Moses revered image on a rugger ball, Golders Green would likewise be up in arms.

    Well meaning, but dumb. Where do these people go to school?
    probes Aliens

  9. #9
    Thailand Expat
    Marmite the Dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    08-09-2014 @ 10:43 AM
    Location
    Simian Islands
    Posts
    34,827
    Quote Originally Posted by sabang
    Where do these people go to school?
    Alabama?

  10. #10
    Bounced
    Frankenstein's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Last Online
    13-10-2016 @ 10:42 AM
    Location
    The land of milking honeys
    Posts
    3,292
    Quote Originally Posted by keda View Post
    They've only gone and done it again haven't they!

    In a gesture to reach out to the community, the US imported a load of footballs for Afghani kids. Unfortunately they went for something brightly coloured, chose flags to signify unity, and included the Saudi flag, which happens to have one of the infinite names of allah on it.

    A swarm of nearly 100 protesters took to the streets.

    Got a link?

  11. #11
    Thailand Expat raycarey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    13,043
    a quintessential keda thread.

    1. looking past the the obvious ignorance/cultural insensitivity of the donors
    2. blatantly inflating the significance of the protest--- a 'swarm' of 100 people! GASP! martha bar the door!

    taken from the link in the OP
    A spokeswoman for the US forces in Afghanistan said they made "significant efforts to work with local leaders, mullahs and elders to respect their culture" and distributing the footballs was an effort to give a gift the Afghan children would enjoy.
    "Unfortunately," she added, "there was something on those footballs we didn't immediately understand to be offensive and we regret that as we do not want to offend."
    Last edited by raycarey; 27-08-2007 at 11:29 AM.

  12. #12
    I am in Jail
    Mr Earl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Last Online
    19-03-2019 @ 07:37 AM
    Location
    In the Jungle of Love
    Posts
    14,778


    But there's nothing wrong associating the sword with Allah!


    Heaven forbid anyone have fun playing ball, better to cut heads off!

  13. #13
    Rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb
    Sir Burr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Last Online
    16-06-2009 @ 09:54 AM
    Location
    Phuket.
    Posts
    4,668
    Well, the Christians use a cross, which is also an instument of death.

  14. #14
    Thailand Expat
    keda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Last Online
    17-12-2010 @ 12:06 PM
    Posts
    9,831
    tx Earl, i've printed that out and placed it in, erm, next to one of my buddhas.

  15. #15
    I am in Jail
    Mr Earl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Last Online
    19-03-2019 @ 07:37 AM
    Location
    In the Jungle of Love
    Posts
    14,778
    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Burr View Post
    Well, the Christians use a cross, which is also an instument of death.
    Not quite as overt as a sword.
    The cross for Christians is more of a symbol of self sacrifice and rebirth.


    All those evil Calvinists are out to take over the whole world.

  16. #16
    Thailand Expat AntRobertson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    33,873
    ^

    That's the civil ensign/flag of Switzerland, not the Christian cross.

  17. #17
    I am in Jail
    Mr Earl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Last Online
    19-03-2019 @ 07:37 AM
    Location
    In the Jungle of Love
    Posts
    14,778
    ^ you really are dense aren't you!
    It's a cross.

    Last time I checked Switzerland was a rather neutral country.

  18. #18
    Thailand Expat AntRobertson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    33,873
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl View Post
    ^ you really are dense aren't you!
    It's a cross.

    Last time I checked Switzerland was a rather neutral country.
    It's the Swiss ensign/flag actually Earl. And not, as you mistakenly inferred:

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    Not quite as overt as a sword. The cross for Christians is more of a symbol of self sacrifice and rebirth.
    And what does Switzerlands neutrality have to do with anything? Does that somehow lend creedence to your theory that the 'Christian cross is not as overt as a sword'... despite the fact you didn't post one. And I'm dense!?

  19. #19
    Thailand Expat
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Last Online
    29-02-2012 @ 08:44 PM
    Posts
    3,539
    Mr Earl, your pic is the flag of Switzerland at sea:



    The flag of switzerland is square:


  20. #20
    Thailand Expat raycarey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    13,043
    Quote Originally Posted by keda
    A swarm of nearly 100 protesters took to the streets.
    i'd like to hear more about this 'swarm' of nearly 100. it's awfully scary sounding.

  21. #21
    I am in Jail
    Mr Earl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Last Online
    19-03-2019 @ 07:37 AM
    Location
    In the Jungle of Love
    Posts
    14,778
    Quote Originally Posted by Wallalai View Post
    Mr Earl, your pic is the flag of Switzerland at sea:

    The flag of switzerland is square:
    Now that's something I didn't know, very interesting.

    Anyway it's cross and represents a sovereign confederation of democratic states.


    It's unlikely any Swiss citizens take offense to having their flag represented on a soccer ball.

  22. #22
    Bounced
    Frankenstein's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Last Online
    13-10-2016 @ 10:42 AM
    Location
    The land of milking honeys
    Posts
    3,292
    The above is a Greek cross with arms of equal length. The standard Christian cross (or Latin cross) has a longer vertical arm divided by a horizontal arm above the middle, like the cross Jesus is said to have been crucified on.

  23. #23
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    05-09-2018 @ 04:19 PM
    Posts
    154
    It's unlikely any Swiss citizens take offense to having their flag represented on a soccer ball.
    Let me re-phrase that for you: If 'they' complain about something 'we' do, it's because 'they're' uncivilized/hypocritical/special-pleading/etc. If 'we' complain about something 'they' do, it's because 'they're' uncivilized/hypocritical/special-pleading/etc

    Let me re-phrase that for you: Heads 'we' win, tails 'they' lose.

  24. #24
    Thailand Expat AntRobertson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    33,873
    Quote Originally Posted by Gerontion
    Anyway it's cross and represents a sovereign confederation of democratic states. It's unlikely any Swiss citizens take offense to having their flag represented on a soccer ball.
    Righto. So what does any of that have to do with the Christian cross which is what you were arsing on about in the first place?

    represents a sovereign confederation of democratic states
    I think you mean "cantons". Switzerland doesn't have states.

    Let me know if there is anything else you need explaining, it's my pleasure.

  25. #25
    Thailand Expat
    mad_dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    10-05-2017 @ 11:52 AM
    Posts
    5,099
    "There is no God but Allah and Mohammed is his prophet" great text to have on a football. Let's print the Holy Prayer on some bog role and distribute it for free in American trailer parks.

Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •