Well here’s something you don’t see every day. A soccer player (no, we’re not calling it football) was forced to cut his hair before playing in Saudi Arabia…because his mohawk was deemed “anti-islamic.”
No, seriously. Watch the video…
This is the moment a footballer in Saudi Arabia was ordered to have a haircut moments before kick off – as part of the kingdom’s crackdown on players with ‘anti-Islamic’ hairstyles.
Waleed Abdullah, a goalkeeper for Al Shabab and Saudi Arabia’s national team, was just about to join his team mates when match officials intervened.
Footage shows players and club officials reacting with disbelief as the player’s small mohawk was removed with scissors.
It comes as Saudi sports authorities stepped up their action against footballer hairstyles deemed to be un-Islamic in the ultra-conservative kingdom, local media reported.
I supposed we should look at the positive. They only made him cut his hair, as opposed to attacking him…or worse. After all, it’s not uncommon for the pre-soccer warmup shows to include public beheadings in Islamic countries.
But we’re not talking about those extremists. No, they merely make up the fringes of Islam, meandering far from their brethren in the ideological mainstream. Mainstream Islam just results in forced head-shaving, or forced face-covering (if you’re a woman), or forced child-brides, or forced conversion or forced… well you get the idea. Don’t even get them started if you happen to be a homosexual.
Allow me to present a hypothetical: what do you think leftists would scream if say, the American government forced a black man to shave his “offensive” haircut, shaming him in public? No, it’s not a trick question and please do keep in mind that we’re talking about the same leftists who think that “profiting off of cooking another culture’s food might be racist.” So all I’m asking you to do here is change the roles.
The black man having his head shaved, is a Muslim. Instead of his head, it’s a beard. The people doing the shaving are white, American Christians. In this hypothetical, how long before the ACLU would be on the phone?
Ah. The good thing is, you needn’t worry. Because free countries don’t do that. The problem is that there are no truly free Islamic countries. So maybe the problem here… is Islam?