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French gay football club snubbed by Muslim team

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  1. Simon Murphy 6 Oct 2009, 4:25pm

    Are these teams part of an official league?

    If so then the muslim team should be expelled from the league.

  2. Why would a gay team want to play a muslim team. Stay as far away from islam as possible (while being aware of it’s danger).

  3. Simon Murphy 6 Oct 2009, 4:38pm

    They are. The teams are part of the Commission Football Loisir League.

    Any French speakers wishing to request expulsion of the bigot muslim team should contact them at:

    Commission Football Loisir
    Chez C.O.EGF
    15, rue Maxime Petit
    91270 Vigneux sur Seine

    Tél : 01 69 42 48 74 (de 14h00 à 19h00)
    Email : cflparis@aol.com

  4. Indeed they should be expelled.

  5. Andy Q, with people like you around we will never be able to breakdown the barriers between other nations and diversities. With comments like yours is why we have homophobia in the first place. So should we make asumptions on all muslims as others do to us.

    It’s a shame the muslim team are like that as the barriers will stay up. So get complaining and stamp out bigotary.

  6. Apparently when the Taliban were in power in Afghanistan one of their football teams refused to play a Pakistani team because the latter were playing in ‘immodest’ little shorts (the Taliban played in full-length trousers). Guys seeing other guys as provocatively sexy in a pure Islamic state! Surely not!

  7. The Halcyon 6 Oct 2009, 6:12pm

    I agree with Simon, if you’re playing in an organised league, you don’t get to pick and choose who you play and who you don’t play. Every time I hear something negative about football, I’m reminded of the old chestnut: Football, the gentlemen’s game played by thugs whilst rugby is the thug’s game played by gentlemen.

  8. Press charges. That’s the only way to go.

  9. Dr Robin Guthrie 6 Oct 2009, 9:35pm

    Perhaps a Good Ole Beheading would appease these idiots.

    “Our convictions are stronger than a game of football. Sorry to have informed you so late.”

    Just like 9/11 and 7/7

    Take your religion and stuff it back into the 14th century where it belongs.

  10. Brian Burton 6 Oct 2009, 10:16pm

    Well, what did everybody expect, hearts and flowers between Gays and Muslim? The thing is, Muslims have been at odds with any person who is not a Muslim since time immamorial. I doubt wheather anything will change in the next one hundred years.

  11. Thanks for your comment Lorna M; shame about others attacking ALL Muslims, as usual. Educate yourselves, there are a huge diversity of Muslim believers as there are a huge diversity of Christian believers, some of whom would equally refuse to interact with people they know are gay. Start with http://www.imaan.org.uk/.

  12. Lorna M – What I said is the truth. You are living in a fantasy. Also saying that gay people (rightly so) that have an issue with islam and indeed religion is the reason that there is homophobia both laughable and insulting.
    Islam is a dangerous thing. Of course there are varying degrees , there were in Nazis Germany

  13. Vo Dong Cung 7 Oct 2009, 5:00am

    Is there one Muslim country inside the Feanch country?

  14. Vo Dong Cung 7 Oct 2009, 5:02am

    French country…(sorry for typping error)

  15. Lorna McArdle 7 Oct 2009, 9:49am

    Andy Q, and you believe in a minority few’s opinions and treat them as fact for everyone, rather than look at the whole picture. We should be trying to break down the barriers rather than fuel bigitory that you seem to have. I am totally aware of the dangers and do not live in a ‘fantasy world’. But as the saying goes keep your friends close but your enimies closer. What your comments say to me is that you are the dangerous one as you are not willing to discuss change with the option of a better understanding of others because you do not agree to disagree with oppossing opinions. You breed fear with your own ignorance. This is how fighting and wars begins.

    Having been working on hate crime and extremist groups with muslims in the last couple of years we can work together in fighting hate crime.

  16. Simon Murphy 7 Oct 2009, 10:36am

    No 15: Lorna: “Andy Q, and you believe in a minority few’s opinions and treat them as fact for everyone, rather than look at the whole picture.”

    Can you confirm if the French equivalent of the Muslim Council of Britain has condemned the bigotry and stupidity of the cavedwellers belonging to the football team.

    I know not ALL muslims are backward cave-dwellers. This football team certainly is. And I want to see if any mainstream French muslim organsation has condemned them.

    Want to bet that none of them have?

  17. It seems to me that muslims tend to make up things that suit them at the time. women can’t drive in Saudi Arabia; its against the Koran. So how come they drive over here, even if they only have a tiny slit to see out of? Homosexuality is devilish so why do so many middle eastern men indulge in gay “rumpy pumpy?” Drinking is the Urine of Satan, but again, lots of muslim men drink…need I go on? So yet again, this story is of a similar vein!

  18. Why do we allow people with faiths to have extra rights?
    What if i create a faith that allows slaves (like it says in the bible)??

  19. Simon Murphy 7 Oct 2009, 12:53pm

    Lorna: you say: “Having been working on hate crime and extremist groups with muslims in the last couple of years we can work together in fighting hate crime. ”

    What is the mainstream muslim organisation in Britain? The Muslim Council of Britain is it not?

    Please provide a link to a news story where they unequivocally condemn homophobia?

    They never have, have they? They support homophobia in fact don’t they?

    Unless a muslim organisation is willing to accept that gay people are deserving of the same rights as muslims then you cannot pretend you are fighting extremism. A muslim organisation which tolerates homophobia is already an extremist organisation.

  20. Hi Simon, as with most religions most of the homophobia comes from the decision makers not from the people. Prime example is the Catholic Church where the pope gives all the posturing and condemnation but in reality at grass roots if you were to go to church and say ‘actually I’m gay’ you will find a different welcome. One of acceptance rather than fire and brim stone. OK you wouldn’t get that in a Muslim Mosque but on a one to one, face to face with an individual, no-one cares. (Anyone struck up a conversation with a Muslim taxi driver when you’ve been picked up from the club), It’s the same with all walks of life. What you read is not necessarily what is happening in the real (grass roots) world.

  21. I suspect the Muslim team might be more embarrassed had they had to return home after having been “beaten by a bunch of poofs.”

  22. They shouldn’t all be tarred with the same brush but things like this are what isolate the muslims from the real world
    Will they refuse to play a non muslim team when they are fasting?
    People are gay, get over it

  23. Simon Murphy 7 Oct 2009, 6:22pm

    No 20: Lorna: “as with most religions most of the homophobia comes from the decision makers not from the people.”

    Are you sure about that?

    With the exception of Turkey I can’t think of a single predominantly muslim country where homosexuality is accepted, never mind legal.

    Islam seems to breed cultures which are homophobic. Look at Iraq under Saddam. Vile dictator that he was under his regime gay life was a lot easier than it is now in the ‘liberated’ Iraq where gay men are being targeted for slaughter by the religious fundies with the tacit approval of the democratically elected government.

  24. Simon Murphy 7 Oct 2009, 10:07pm

    The reason homophobia is not such a big deal in Europe (or North America) as it is elsewhere is to to with the wealth of the people within those societies. The western world is rich therefore religion plays a much smaller influence on the society. Muslim countries are generally far poorer therefore people rely on religion. And religion is homophobic.

    These idiots in the Fremch muslim football team need to realise that their religiously sanctioned bigotry has NO place in a western, secular democracy. They can believe what they like but when their personal superstition allows them to engage in bigotry then their religion becomes a problem. This stupid football team should be kicked out of their league.

  25. Well said Simon, spot on.

  26. Hi Simon, I think were being going round in circles as you seem to be talking about world stage issues, where as I’m coming from the ground level on my streets. But I do agree with this comment from you ‘their religiously sanctioned bigotry has NO place in a western, secular democracy’.

  27. Well yes, we all know about Muslim principles.
    Why would a decent gay team want to play against THEM?

  28. What did the French team expect? Did they naively suppose that the Muslim team was actually tolerant enough to play with them? How naive! How wishy washy multicultural! Face reality: Islam hates gays. Show me one Islamic country where it is safe for a gay man or a lesbian to visit?

  29. These naive multiculturist “inclusive” lgbt spin doctors think that Islam can be eventually “won over” so that the religion will give birth to large progressive elements. Wake up, folks. Islam is something totally different.

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