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The Saudi Football Team Refused To Take Part In A Minute’s Silence For London Victims

Posted by addisethiopia on June 9, 2017

The Team Said The Minute’s Silence Was Not In Keeping With Saudi Culture.

The Saudi Arabia national football team has been labeled “disgraceful” after it refused to take part in a minute’s silence for the victims of the recent terror attacks in England.

Shortly before the team’s World Cup qualifier match against Australia on Thursday evening at the Adelaide Oval, the stadium announcer called for a minute’s silence. The Australian national team linked arms at the halfway line, only for the Saudis to walk around separately in their own half.

A statement released by Football Federation Australia after the game said Saudi officials had agreed to let the minute’s silence go ahead, but also said that the tradition was “not in keeping with Saudi culture”.

Both the AFC and the Saudi team agreed that the minute of silence could be held. The FFA was further advised by Saudi team officials that this tradition was not in keeping with Saudi culture and they would move to their side of the field and respect our custom whilst taking their own positions on the field,” said the statement.

Labor senator Anthony Albonese called the scenes a “disgraceful lack of respect” on the Today show on Friday morning.

“That was a disgraceful lack of respect not just for the two Australians killed, one of whom was a young South Australians, all of those victims of that terror attack in London,” he said.

“There is no excuse here. This isn’t about culture, this is about a lack of respect. I thought it was disgraceful.”

The incident caused a huge reaction on social media.

Islamic Sheikh: ‘In Their Eyes The Attackers Are Martyrs’

An Islamic imam has suggested the Saudi Arabian team refused to take part in a minute’s silence for the London terror victims because they believe ‘it is not a sin for a Muslim to kill a non-believer’.

Sheikh Mohammad Tawhidi says it is a ‘lie’ to say the Muslim culture does not remember the dead with a moment of silence, and instead argues the football team did not partake in the mourning because they stand with the jihadist men.

‘They did not stop for a moment of silence because according to Wahhabi Islam – which governs Saudi Arabia – it is not wrong or a sin for a Muslim to kill a non-Muslim,’ he told Daily Mail Australia.

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