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Soccer-Former Star Italy Striker Vialli Dies Aged 58 | R.I.P

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 6, 2023

የእግር ኳስ የቀድሞው የጣልያን ኮከብ አጥቂ ጂያንሉካ ቪያሊ በ፶፰/ 58 አመቱ ከዚህ አለም በሞት ተለየ | ነፍስ ይማር

The former Chelsea player and manager Gianluca Vialli has died aged 58 after a battle with cancer.

The Italian, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer five years ago, played for and managed the London club, scoring 40 goals in 88 games between 1996 and 1999 during his time on the pitch for Chelsea, becoming one of the clubs most beloved players.

Tributes have flooded in for Vialli, with former teammate Graeme Souness, who played alongside him at Sampdoria, visibly emotional as he remembered his friend on Sky Sports.

He said: “I can’t tell you how good a guy he was. Forget football, he was just a gorgeous soul. He was just a truly nice human being.

“He was just fabulous to be around. He was such a fun-loving guy, full of mischief, wonderful footballer and a warm human being.

“People will say things about his magnificent football ability, and correctly so, but above all that what a human being. My condolence go to his family – the kids were blessed to have a dad like that, his wife was blessed to be married to a man like that.”

His former club Sampdoria described him as “better than Pele” in an emotional tribute, saying: “You gave us so much, we gave you so much: yes, it was love, reciprocal, infinite. A love that will not die today with you. We will continue to love and adore you.”

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STAUROPHOBIA: England Fans Prohibited to Wave St George’s Cross in Babylon Qatar

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on December 6, 2022

👉 ገብርኤል 👉 ማርያም 😇 ኡራኤል 👉 ጊዮርጊስ 👉 ተክለ ሐይማኖት 👉 መርቆርዮስ 👉 ዮሴፍ 😇 መድኃኔ ዓለም

✞ ስታውሮፎቢያ / መስቀልን መፍራት ፤ በባቢሎን ኳታር የእንግሊዝ ደጋፊዎች የቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስን መስቀል እንዳያውለበልቡ ተከልክለዋል

  • ❖ የጽዮን መስቀል እና ቀለማት
  • ❖ የቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስ መስቀል በሰርቢያ
  • ❖ የአጋንንት (እስልምና) ፩ኛ ባህሪ ሁሌም ስታውሮፎቢያ (የቅዱስ መስቀል ጥላቻ ወይም መፍራት) ነው! በየቀኑ በግል ሕይወታችን የምናየው ነው።
  • ❖ The CROSS & Colors of ZION
  • ❖ St George Cross in Serbia
  • ❖ The 1st character of the demonic (Islam) is always Staurophobia (Fear of The Holy Cross or The Crucifix)! We see it every day in our personal life.

💭 England fan is involved in bitter row with Doha security officials who try to snatch his flags – while supporters in Qatar prepare to watch crucial World Cup clash against Senegal yesterday.

Jason Watson was angered as two members of staff made him unfurl four St George’s cross banners and screened them before trying to grab them.

The supporter was filmed telling officials he had approval from the relevant authorities for the flags and appeared to ultimately be allowed into the Al Bayt Stadium, but only after an uncomfortable dispute.

When challenged, he is heard saying: ‘Look, we want to go in the ground to hang them up please. What are you taking my flag for? Now you’re keeping me for no reason, you’ve got my authorization.’

After the incident, Mr Watson told MailOnline: ‘I have got permission from Fifa to place these flags in the stadium.

‘I showed them my documentation, and they made me take out all four flags and show them to them.

‘I am here four hours early, just so I could get the flags in position. I don’t need this hassle. It’s ridiculous. They have really p****d me off.’

Two officials were filmed by MailOnline confronting the supporter, who wore an England vest, taking down his details, unfurling the flags, and still chasing after him, even though he had showed them permission on his phone.

Jason added: ‘I’ve got several flags, one is from Middlesbrough, one is from Stoke one is from Lambeth, but I don’t support any particular club.

‘I am here for England. I will feel a lot better when we’ve won three nil.’

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Qatar 2022: England Fans Dressed as ‘Christian Crusaders’ are being Persecuted by The Enemies of The Cross

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 26, 2022

💭 England fans dressed as ‘Christian Crusaders’ at the World Cup were widely derided on social media after being prevented by security staff from entering a stadium in Doha.

England fans dressed as “Christian Crusaders” were seen being prevented by security staff from entering a stadium in Doha during the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Footage on social media showed two male fans – dressed in fake armour and covered in sheets showing a red cross on a white background, commonly associated with the Crusades – being spoken to by security staff outside a stadium gate.

The stadium was the Khalifa International Stadium, according to British media reports.

The fans appeared in the clip to be walking away from the stadium after discussions with security staff.

There were unconfirmed reports online the two ‘Crusaders’ were later detained, while others said that they were allowed to enter the stadium but their swords were confiscated.

Another clip of an England fan dressed as a “crusader” and telling reporters that “fans are the essence of the game” also drew scorn online. The video was from an interview for UK news channel TalkTV. “We are what makes football,” he said.

The Crusades Were a Reasonable Response to Unchecked Islamic Aggression

The Crusades were a measured, rational response to violent and unchecked Islamic invasion and colonization.

People who believe the Crusades were somehow bad inevitably are wrong about both Christian and Muslim histories, and about the infamous and barbaric treatment of Christians under invading Muslim armies in Spain, Portugal and France between 711 and 1492.

The Crusades weren’t started by Christians or the Church. Instead, they were slow, measured, moral, reasonable and rational responses to violent and unchecked Islamic invasion and colonization. If anything, the Crusades were supremely holy when compared to the egomaniacal, selfish and hate-filled wars started by atheists between the 18th and 21st centuries. The Crusades were started to protect innocent Christians from being killed. Atheists start wars because they hate, are jealous and because they desire power. To be clear, every war started by Muslims has been, indeed a religious-inspired carnage but this doesn’t mean that every other war was religious in nature. Islam teaches that war is perfectly in keeping with Allah’s capricious and vindictive nature.

By the time the Crusades had started in 1099, invading Muslim armies had slaughtered countless thousands of Christians in the Levant, the Middle East, the Arabian Peninsula, Spain, Portugal, France and Italy. A full 90% of Christian territory had been unjustly invaded and annexed. And under the lash of their “peaceful” Muslim overlords, Christians were enslaved, raped, forced to pay the extortionist tax known as the jizya, forced to convert to their peaceful religion, and summarily executed for no other reason than they were Christians in a formerly Christian country unjustly taken over by Muslims. In fact, Muslims had controlled Spain and Portugal for 400 years before the Catholic Church came to realize that Muslims not only wanted Christian lands and wealth, but also wanted to enslave and destroy Christian souls.

To reinforce this point, let us consider the behavior of Muslims in Spain two centuries before the First Crusade. The 9th-century Christian Martyrs of Cordoba died as a result of a nonviolent campaign during the early Carolingian period in Cordoba, Spain, the seat of power of the Muslim invading forces. At the time of their martyrdom, most of the Iberian Peninsula had been under Muslim control for a century. As a response to outrageous human rights violations, a group of Christians living in Cordoba initiated a pacifistic movement that proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that Islam has never been a “religion of peace.”

Despite widescale administrative efforts on the part of the invading Muslim armies of forcing Christian Spaniards and Portuguese to convert to Islam but by threats of violence and the jizya, only the very poor were swayed — simply because they couldn’t afford the exorbitant taxes imposed on them and they were fearful for the safety of their children being sold into sexual slavery by Muslims.

The evil perpetrated by Muslim spurred a Christian revival within Muslim-occupied Spain and Portugal. However, by AD 850, the Cordoba-based government met this Christian resistance with a horrific pogrom — but, despite the terror unleashed against the Christians, very few converted to Islam.

In April 850, Muslims arrested a Catholic priest named Perfectus and accused him of insulting Mohammed and subsequently murdered him. St. Perfectus’ murder resulted not in violent riots but rather in widespread displays of Christian non-violence and noncooperation. Christians took to the main plazas of Cordoba and denounced Islam and its founder Mohammed, pointing out that the religion wasn’t based in peacefulness. Many of these Christians, clerics, monks, nuns, lay people, Muslim apostates (repentant Christians who had converted to Islam and then reverted back to Christianity) were arrested and tortured but the nonviolent protests continued through 852.

It was in this same year when local invading ruler Emir Abd al-Rahman died. Emir Mohammed I (AD 852-56) succeeded him but the Christian pacifists gained momentum. Church leaders, faced with the out-of-control nonviolent revolt in Cordoba and by a fiercely violent one in Toledo, called a council at Cordoba to end the confrontation. In December 852 the council honored the fallen as martyrs but called on Christians to avoiding any more confrontations that would result in their deaths. Church historian Eulogius of Cordova composed his Memoriale sanctorum (Memorial of the Saints) and Alvarus the first part of the Indiculus luminosus (The Remarkable List).

In June 853, five additional Christians came forward to proclaim their faith. The emir was overwhelmed by the Christians’ faith and threatened to massacre all Christian men and to sell Christian women into prostitution. Though he backed down from this initial threat, the emir purged all Christians from the government, imposed severe taxes (i.e., jizya) destroyed churches, monasteries and schools and launched a massive forced conversion of the Christian populace to Islam.

In 854, however, Alvarus published the second part of his Indiculus luminosus which condemned Mohammed and equated him with the Antichrist of the Apocalypse (1 John 2:18-22, 4:3, 2 John 1:7, Revelation 16:13, 19:20, 20:10). In 855, Christians again spoke out against the Islamic invaders in the public squares and before the magistrates, urging Muslims to convert to Christianity. For this, they were martyred out of hand, but this didn’t stem the flood of Christians eager to witness to the Faith. Eulogius was executed in 859 and with his death came the end of the martyrdom movement. However, the deaths of thousands of Christians served to reinvigorate the Crusaders fighting in the Reconquista in the unoccupied lands of Spain and Portugal.

Thus Christians, natives of their own country, chose to bless and pray for their persecutors, peacefully and nonviolently as the Master himself taught us (Luke 6:27-33):

But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you and pray for those who mistreat you. If anyone hits you on one cheek, let him hit the other one too; if someone takes your coat, let him have your shirt as well. Give to everyone who asks you for something and when someone takes what is yours, do not ask for it back. Do for others just what you want them to do for you. If you love only the people who love you, why should you receive a blessing? Even sinners love those who love them! And if you do good only to those who do good to you, why should you receive a blessing? Even sinners do that!

To fully understand the difference in mentality between the pacifist, non-violent attitude of the Cordoba Martyrs and their violent, oppressive Muslim overlords, we should juxtapose the Muslim legalist al-Razi’s defense of the jizya, the exorbitant and oppressive tax levied against Christians and Jews, to the wise words of the Redeemer quoted above:

The intention of taking the jizya is not to approve the disbelief of non-Muslims in Islam, but rather to spare their lives and to give them some time; in hope that during it; they might stop to reflect on the virtues of Islam and its compelling arguments and consequently converting from disbelief to belief. That’s why it’s important to pay the jizya with humiliation and servility, because naturally, any sensible person cannot stand humiliation and servility. So if the disbeliever is given some time watching the pride of Islam and hearing evidences of its authenticity, then apparently this might carry him to convert to Islam and that’s the main rationale behind the enactment of the jizya. (Tafsir al-Kabir. Koran 9:29)

“Because naturally, any sensible person cannot stand humiliation and servility.” Thus, by this Muslim scholar’s own admission, Islam is not open to the possibility of humility and humble service to others — these aren’t virtues extolled by Islam since no “sensible person” would practice them — the very two virtues Christ demands of his followers.

Islam and Christianity have little in common other than their monotheism, and Islam is certainly the cause of many wars. Christianity isn’t.

💭 Bill Warner, PhD: Jihad vs Crusades

👉 Which was worse? Watch the data and you decide. This video is part of Bill Warner’s astounding lecture: “Why we are afraid. A 1400 years secret”

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Qatar | Enemies of The Cross Attack Brazilian Christians, Trample The Flag of Zion-Ethiopia

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 25, 2022

💭 ኳታር | የመስቀሉ ጠላቶች የብራዚላውያን ክርስቲያኖችን አጠቁ፣ የጽዮን/የኢትዮጵያ ቀለማትና መስቀል ያለበትን የብራዚል ‘ፔርናቡኮ’ ግዛት ባንዲራን ረገጡት። በይፋ የተሰጠው ምክኒያት፤ “የግብረ-ሰዶማውያን ባንዲራ ነው” የሚል ነበር።

አይይ! ይህማ ሰበብ ነው፤ ለዋሃቢስቶቹ ኳታሮች ዋናው ምክኒያታቸው ኃያሉ መስቀል እና ድንቆቹ የጽዮን ቀለማት ናቸው።

ሰሞኑን “ኢትዮጵያውያን ነን፣ ተዋሕዶ ክርስቲያኖች ነን” የሚሉት ግብዞቹና ጨቅላዎቹ ወገኖቻችን፤ “ኳታር አልተቻለችም የግብረሰዶማውያኑን ባንዲራ ከለከለች፤ እንዲህ ነው መሆን ያለበ፣ ጀግና ሃገር፣ ድንቅ ሃገር!” እያሉ በችኮላ ሲቀበጣጥሩ እያየን ነው። በጣም ያሳዝናል! ሃቁ ግን የኳታርም ሆኑ ሌሎቹ መሀመዳውያን ከፍተኛ ችግር ያለባቸው ከጽዮን ቀለማት ጋር ነው። የሰዶም ዜጎች ለማውለብለብ የሚሹትን ባንዲራ መከልከላቸውና መቃወማቸው እንዲያው ለይስሙላ ነው፤ እንዲያውም እግረ መንገዳቸውን የማርያም መቀነትን፣ የጽዮንንኢትዮጵያን ሰንደቅ መቃወማቸው/መከልከላቸው መሆኑ ነው። እስልምና እኮ ግብረሰዶማዊነትን አይከለክልም፤ እንዲያውም ያበረታታል እንጂ። ግብረሰዶማዊነት በድብቅ በጣም የተስፋፋባቸው ሃገራት የሙስሊም ሃገራት መሆናቸው ይታወቃል። የተመሳሳይ ጾታና የእንስሶች ወሲባዊ ግኑኝነቶችን በከፍተኛ ቁጥር በኢንተርኔት የሚከታተሉት የሙስሊም ሃገራት ናቸው።

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ለማንኛውም፤ ስታዲዮሞቿን በእስያውያን ስደተኛ “ባሪያዎች” አሰርታና ከስድስት ሺህ በላይ ምስኪን ስደተኞችን ገድላ የዓለም ዋንጫን በማስተናገድ ላይ ያለችው “ዋሃቢያ ኳታር የግብረሰዶማውያንን ባንዲራ ከለከለች፤ እሰየሁ እልልል!” የምትሉ “ክርስቲያኖች” ከዚህ ሞኝነት የተሞላበት ተግባራችሁ ብትቆጠቡ ይሻላችኋል።

እነዚህ የስጋ ማንነትና ምንነት ያላቸው እስማኤላውያን የዋቄዮአላህሉሲፈር ጭፍሮች፤ በክርስቶስ ስም እስካልዳኑ ድረስ፤ የመስቀሉ፣ የጽዮን፣ የቅዱሳኑ፣ የማርያም መቀነትና የእግዚአብሔር አምላክ የሆነው ነገር ሁሉ ጠላቶች ናቸው።

💭 “በሰዶም ዜጎች የተመረጠው የፋሺስቱ ኦሮሞ አገዛዝ ቁንጮ ግራኝ የሰዶማውያንን ባንዲራ አውለበለበ

💭 እያንዳንዱ የክርስቶስን አምላክነት ያላመነ/ያልተቀበለ ፣ ጌታችንን ያልተከተለ፣ ያልተጠመቀና ለዋቄዮአላህሉሲፈር አጎብድዶ የሚሰግድ (ዋቀፌታ + እስላም + ፕሮቴስታንት) ብሎም ከባዕዳውያኑ ምዕራባውያን ኤዶማውያን እና ምስራቃውያኑ እስማኤላውያን ጋር አብሮ በአክሱም ጽዮን ላይ የዘመተ እያንዳንዱ ሰው የሰዶምና ገሞራ ዜጋ ነው። ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ የሰዶምና ገሞራ ዜጋ መሆኑን ቪዲዮው እንደምሳሌ ያሳየናል።

[Genesis 9:13-15]

“I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life”

[Philippians 3:18-19]

“For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things.”

💭 Qatari World Cup Officials Trample Rainbow Flag of Brazil’s Pernambuco Region

Qatari officials caused an uproar Tuesday after mistaking the rainbow flag of the Brazilian State of Pernambuco as a gay pride flag and throwing it to the ground and trampling it.

Witnesses said that Qatari officials were incensed by the flag after Saudi Arabia beat Argentina in the World Cup, according to the news website g1.

Qatari authorities reportedly took a Pernambuco flag from the Brazilian representatives in Lusail Stadium, Doha. Journalist Victor Pereira said that local authorities took the flag, threw it on the ground, and then stomped on it.

As g1 noted, the Pernambuco flag has no connection to the gay agenda at all.

“The rainbow on the flag of Pernambuco symbolizes the union of all Pernambuco and makes reference to the diversity of those who came together around an ideal. It has been present on the state flag since 1817, the year of the Pernambuco Revolution, which made Pernambuco independent from Portugal for 70 days,” g1 reported.

“In the beginning, the arch was red, yellow and white, symbolizing the beginning of a new era, of peace, friendship and unity. In 1917, it changed to red, yellow and green,” the site added.

Along with a rainbow, the State of Pernambuco flag also includes the sun’s symbology, a blue field to represent the sky, a white area to denote peace, and a Christian cross to represent the religious faiths of the residents.

💭 Selected Comments from Breitbart News:

  • ☆ The lgbtq+ have perverted the rainbow, that’s why. They don’t own the rainbow. Only God owns it
  • ☆ Isnt it ironic that God gave us the Rainbow as a symbol he wont destroy the world for wickedness by flood, and the alphabet people flaunt their sins using that symbol.
  • ☆ I have to wonder if the cross on the flag played a role, too.
  • ☆ I’m guessing the cross offended them as much or more than the rainbow……
  • ☆ And while they can put it on a flag, God put His in sky for all to see.
  • ☆ I grew up the rainbow meaning happiness and color, now, you can’t go near it or people think you’re gay. It’s a small part of what’s being ruined.
  • ☆ Gays have really ruined the rainbow

👉 Courtesy: Breitbart News

💭 The Major Difference Between God’s Rainbow And The LGBT Pride Rainbow

The number 7 in the Bible as well as in nature show the completeness and perfectness of our Heavenly Father. The number 6, on the other hand, does not fare so well. The number is first mentioned in connection with the flood of Noah, and last mentioned with the Mark of the Beast and the Battle of Armageddon. All judgments on sin. The Mark of the Beast includes three 6’s, a complete judgement on sin. How many colors in the LGBT Pride Rainbow? You guessed it – 6.

God’s Rainbow, the one that He set in the sky as a sign to Noah, has 7 observable colors in it – red, orange. yellow, green, blue, violet, and indigo.

“And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth. And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.” Genesis 9:11-13

I was reading earlier how Skittles traded in its iconic rainbow packaging for a monochromatic black-and-white design in honor of LGBT Pride parade celebrations in London this week.

The candy company joined in the celebration earlier this week and handed out limited-edition black-and-white bags filled with white Skittles, with a black S imprinted on them. An all-white Skittles float was also seen making its way through the thousands of revelers during the Pride parade in London.

And it got me thinking about the a major difference between God’s rainbow and the counterfeit LGBT Pride rainbow symbol.

God’s rainbow, the one that He set in the sky as a sign to Noah, has 7 observable colors in it – red, orange. yellow, green, blue, violet, and indigo. The number 7 is strongly associated with God and His perfect completeness. Please note the following about the number 7:

  • ❖ There are 7 days of the week – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • ❖ There are 7 continents – Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, North America, and South America
  • ❖ The Name Jehovah appears 7 times in the King James Bible – Genesis 22:14, Exodus 6:3, Exodus 17:15, Judges 6:24, Psalms 83:18, Isaiah 2:2, Isaiah 26:4
  • ❖ There are 7 Churches in Revelation – Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea
  • ❖ There are 7 notes in the musical scale – C, D, E, F, G, A, B
  • ❖ There are 7 colors when light passes through a prism – the three primary colors and four secondary ones affectionately known as ROYGBIV
  • ❖ There are 7 levels in the Periodic Table of the Elements – the 7 levels of periodicity

Further, there are the 7 Mysteries given to the apostle Paul, 7 baptisms of fire, 7 resurrections, and a whole host of other 7’s. Multiples of 7 also figure into the biblical narrative: the “seventy weeks” prophecy in Daniel 9:24 concerns 490 years (7 times 7 times 10). Jeremiah 29:10 predicted the Babylonian Captivity would last for seventy years (7 times 10). According to Leviticus 25:8, the Year of Jubilee was to begin after the passing of every forty-ninth year (7 times 7).

Are you starting to get the picture? The number 7 in the Bible as well as in nature shows the completeness and perfectness of our Heavenly Father. The number 6, on the other hand, does not fare so well. The number is first mentioned in connection with the flood of Noah, and last mentioned with the Mark of the Beast and the Battle of Armageddon. All judgments on sin. The Mark of the Beast includes three 6’s, a complete judgment on sin.

How many colors in the LGBT Pride Rainbow? You guessed it – 6.

Gilbert Baker, an artist and drag queen, first created the Rainbow Flag in 1978.

Baker’s rainbow flag actually originally had eight colors – hot pink, red, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, indigo/blue and violet — but it gradually lost its stripes until it became the six-color version most commonly used today. Each of the colors has its own significance, he says: hot pink for sex, red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sunlight, green for nature, turquoise for art, indigo for harmony and violet for spirit.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE LGBT RAINBOW PRIDE FLAG

The flag lost its hot pink stripe when Baker approached the Paramount Flag Company to begin mass producing them – the hot pink fabric was too rare and expensive to include. The flag lost its indigo stripe before the 1979 Gay Freedom Day Parade. The committee organizing the parade wanted to split the flag in half and fly each part from the light poles along both sides of Market Street, so it became a six-striped flag. Baker says the flag was cemented as an international symbol in 1994, when he made a mile-long flag for the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.

About that Pride thing…

As a Bible believer, I always found it odd that the LGBT would call their movement the Pride movement. The Bible says that all the ‘children of pride’ have a king set over them to rule them, and that king is the Devil who shows up as Leviathan in the book of Job:

“He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride.” Job 41:34

And, oh yeah, that’s the sixth place where the word ‘pride’ appears in the Bible.

💭 My Note: In Earth as it is in Heaven there are 7 Dimensions from Adam to 😇 Enoch: The 7th Man.

Actually, Muslims and Gays are both enemies of The Cross of Christ & God’s Rainbow. That World Cup fans wearing the rainbow, a symbol of gay pride and rights, face ‘harassment’ in Qatar is just another game of Hegel’s Thesis-Antithesis-Synthesis Model. The fact that we never see/hear gays complain about Islam and Muslims, or never fight against them tells us they’re in fact allies in the shadows. The further you are from The Cross of Christ, the faster you fall into a bottomless pit.

Pakistan Tops List of Most Porn-Searching Countries: Google

💭 Stealing The Rainbow

👉 Stealing The Rainbow

👉 An Extremely Rare Rainbow-Colored Cloud Over Ethiopia

👉 Gays Are Lacing Fireworks with Homosexual Chemtrails

💭 Death of Queen Elizabeth II + St. Raphael + Ethiopian New Year (9/11) + Zion Mary + Rainbow

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Qatari Royals Who Banned World Cup Beer Caught on Camera at FIFA Party Awash With Booze

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 18, 2022

💭 Supporters will be banned from buying and drinking beer in and around stadiums at the World Cup in Qatar.

በኳታሩ የዓለም ዋንጫ ወቅት ቢራ እንዳይሸጥ በዛሬው ዕለት ትዕዛዝ ያስተላለፉት የኳታር ልዑላዋያን ቤተሰቦች በፊፋ ፓርቲ ላይ እራሳቸው በቢራ ተሳክረው ሲፈነጥዙ በካሜራ ተያዙ። ግብዞች!

World Cup organisers in Qatar have been hit with claims of ‘total hypocrisy’ after banning fans from drinking beer in and around the country’s stadiums over the course of the tournament. The sale of alcohol is strictly controlled in Qatar, who had to relax their regulations to allow FIFA sponsors Budweiser to sell beer outside stadiums and in fan zones.

This measure was partially overturned on Friday with just two days until the World Cup gets underway and many fans having already travelled to the country under the impression they would be allowed to drink. Qatari officials have since come under fire after video footage taken byThe Mirrorshowed FIFA delegates and guests indulging in expensive champagne at a lavish party after the World Cup draw earlier this year.

England boss Gareth Southgate was among the revellers at the post-draw gathering, with attendees enjoying a selection of alcoholic beverages despite regular fans being unable to drink beer at World Cup stadiums. A number of drunken delegates were said to have invaded the stage to burst into a chorus of: “Ole, ole, ole, Qatar, Qatar,” while a waitress is quoted as saying: “It’s expensive French champagne and they are all drinking it like water. They just don’t care.”

The footage has sparked fury among supporters on their way to the World Cup, with England fan Neal Weekes one of several Qatar-bound fans with a hardline view on the matter. He said: “They are threatening us with no beer before the games, it’s outrageous. It’s one rule for them and one for us. It’s always the diehard fans who miss out. Total hypocrisy, it’s a disgrace.”

👉 Courtesy: The Mirror

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Qatari Security Threaten to Break Danish TV Crew’s Camera During Live Pre-World Cup Broadcast

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 17, 2022

💭 የኳታር ደህንነት በቅድመ-አለም ዋንጫ ስርጭት ወቅት የዴንማርክን የቴሌቭዥን ቡድን ካሜራ ሊሰብር ዛተ

💭 A Danish TV crew’s live broadcast in Qatar was interrupted by security staff who threatened to break their camera over claims they did not have a permit.

TV2 reporter Rasmus Tantholdt was reporting live from a street in Doha ahead of the FIFA World Cup when he was stopped by officials late on Tuesday.

Three men in traditional dress pulled up behind the news anchor in an electric cart and tried to block the camera lens.

Mr Tantholdt was heard saying in English: “You invited the whole world to come here, why can’t we film? It’s a public place.”

After showing them his press accreditation, he added: “You can break the camera, you want to break it? You are threatening us by smashing the camera?”

Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy has since apologised.

They said the journalists were “mistakenly interrupted”.

“Upon inspection of the crew’s valid tournament accreditation and filming permit, an apology was made to the broadcaster by on-site security before the crew resumed their activity,” a statement said.

Tournament bosses also said they spoke to Mr Tantholdt and “issued an advisory to all entities to respect the filming permits in place for the tournament”.

Players threaten protests despite bans.

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US Team Redesigns Crest with LGBTQ+ Rainbow Stripes Ahead of World Cup in Qatar

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 14, 2022

💭 ዩኤስ አሜሪካ በመጭው በኳታር የአለም ዋንጫ ላይ ከግብረ-ሰዶማውያን ጋር ያላትን አጋርነት ለማሳየት ግብረ-ሰዶማውያኑ ከማርያም መቀነት (፯/7 ቀለማት) በሰረቁት (፮/6 ቀለማት) የቀስተደመና ቀለማት የብሔራዊ ቡድኗን አርማ እንደገና ለመቀባት ወስናለች።

👹 እስማኤላውያኑ ምስራቃውን እና ኤዶማውያኑ ምዕራባውያን የሰዶም ዜጎች በእህልህ የብሽሽቆሽ ድራማ የተፎካከሩና የተጣሉ እየመሰሉ (Thesis-Antithesis-Synthesis(ተሲስ ፣ ፀረ-ፀረስታ እና ውህደት/መደመር) የእግዚአብሔር የሆነው ነገር ሁሉ (የማርያም መቀንት) እንዲጠላ ለማድረግ ብሎም ለመንጠቅ ብዙ ተንኮሎችን በመስራት ላይ ናቸው። ልክ የእኛዎቹ ደቡባውያን ኢትዮጵያ ዘ-ስጋ የሰዶም ዜጎች የጽዮን ሰንደቅ፣ ኢትዮጵያ፣ ተዋሕዶ ክርስትና እና ግዕዝ ቋንቋ እንዲጠሉና ጽዮናውያኑም ከደው ራቁታቸውን እንዲቀሩና ወደ ጥልቁ አብረዋቸው ይገቡ ዘንድ እነዚህን ኢትዮጵያዊ የሆኑ ልዩ መንፈሳዊ ገጸበረከቶችን ይዘው በአክሱም ጽዮን ላይ ጂሃድ ከፈቱ። አይይይ!

💭 USA make a statement at the World Cup in Qatar by REDESIGNING their crest with rainbow colors to show solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community

  • The USMNT squad have arrived in Qatar to continue their World Cup preparation
  • Team showed solidarity with LGBTQ+ community by redesigning their USA crest
  • Rather than the usual red stripes, the new crest incorporates rainbow colors
  • USA plays its first game against Wales on Monday before facing England and Iran

The United States men’s national soccer team (USMNT) redesigned its crest with gay pride rainbow stripes ahead of the World Cup in Qatar in an effort to show solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community.

Earlier this year, USMNT announced a partnership with the You Can Play Project for the fourth consecutive year to support LGBTQ+.

“As part of its “One Nation” social responsibility platform to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB), U.S. Soccer, with support from Volkswagen, will partner with the You Can Play Project for the fourth consecutive year to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride month during its friendly matches in June. The You Can Play Project is an organization dedicated to ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes, coaches and fans no matter their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.”

“U.S. Soccer is proud to support all fans, players, and employees to share their voices during LGBTQ+ Pride Month and create a more diverse and inclusive environment. We will continue in our support for the LGBTQ+ community in our belief that a diverse and inclusive environment enables our fans, players, and employees to thrive and make a real impact on people across the world.”

At the World Cup in Qatar, the U.S. men’s national team made headlines by redesigning their crest to include the rainbow flag.

This is a bold move from the US team despite the strict law in Qatar regarding LGBTQ+ people.

Qatar criminalizes same-sex sexual activity between men and between women. Punishment can be as severe as the death penalty by stoning.

The country’s human rights record has led to calls for teams and officials to boycott the November 20 to December 18 tournament.

👉 Courtesy: TGP + Daily Mail

💭 Selected comments from both sites:

🛑 TGP

  • ☆ That rips it. I’m not going to watch any of the World Cup, as a protest against sports inanity.
  • ☆ Lets rename the team Sodom and Gomorrah while we are at it.
  • ☆ The queerification of America continues by these insane degenerates. Sodom and Gomorrah 2.0 in the making.
  • ☆ Joe Biden and the demoncrats would love to change our old, red, white and blue to the lgbtq.
  • ☆ I will NEVER celebrate perversion or faggotry. Never.

🛑 Daily Mail

  • ☆ Ridiculous. National teams shouldn’t be making political statements.
  • ☆ NFL’s ratings took a nosedive when they mixed sports and politics. These people don’t learn from past mistakes.
  • ☆ How about boycotting the tournament? Why don’t they show solidarity by quitting the tournament entirely?
  • ☆ Qatar should’ve NEVER been allowed to host this tournament, boycott FIFA!!

💭 Ex-Fifa-Boss Blatter: Qatar World Cup ‘Is a Mistake,’ | Qatar World Cup of Shame, Slavery & Genocide

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Ex-Fifa-Boss Blatter: Qatar World Cup ‘Is a Mistake,’ | Qatar World Cup of Shame, Slavery & Genocide

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 9, 2022

የቀድሞው የፊፋ ፕሬዚደንት ሴፕ ብላተር፤ “የኳታር የዓለም ዋንጫ ‘ስህተት ነው’ | የኳታር የአለም ዋንጫ፤ የውርደት፣ የባርነት እና የዘር ማጥፋት ዋንጫ

🐺 እርጉሟ አቴቴ ሳህለወርቅ “ኤልዛቤል” ዘውዴ ደግሞ “በድሬዳዋ እግር ባህልን ለማጠንከር” በሚል ስልቂያ ከፊፋ ገንዘብ መቀበሏን ዛሬ የወጣው መረጃ ይጠቁመናል

  • ☆ Genocide in Tigray: Over a million Christians Massacred
  • ☆ 200.000 Women, Girls Raped in Ethiopia’s Tigray
  • ☆ Violence in Tigray is Causing Starvation for Millions

⚽ Sepp Blatter says choosing Qatar to host World Cup was ‘a mistake’

  • Former Fifa president claims country ‘too small’ and ‘bad choice’
  • Blatter blames votes of Platini and UEFA colleagues for outcome

Handing the World Cup to Qatar was a “mistake” and a “bad choice” according to the former Fifa president Sepp Blatter, who has repeated claims the decision was a result of secret political pressure.

Blatter says the tournament was handed to the Gulf state because of the actions of the former Uefa president, Michel Platini, under pressure from France’s then president, Nicolas Sarkozy. “For me it is clear: Qatar is a mistake. The choice was bad,” Blatter told the Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger. “At the time, we actually agreed in the executive committee that Russia should get the 2018 World Cup and the USA that of 2022. It would have been a gesture of peace if the two longstanding political opponents had hosted the World Cup one after the other.”

Asked why Qatar was a bad choice, Blatter made no mention of the human rights concerns that have hung over the tournament, but said: “It’s too small a country. Football and the World Cup are too big for that.”

Blatter said that Fifa’s plans were disrupted by Platini, claiming the Frenchman was instrumental in directing four votes from European countries to Qatar, after pressure from Sarkozy.

“Thanks to the four votes of Platini and his [Uefa] team, the World Cup went to Qatar rather than the United States. It’s the truth,” Blatter said of the 14-8 voting result against the US in the final two.

“Platini told me he had been invited to the Élysée Palace, where French president Sarkozy had just had lunch with the Crown Prince of Qatar,” Blatter said. “Sarkozy said to Platini: ‘See what you and your colleagues from Uefa can do for Qatar when the World Cup is awarded.’ I then asked him: ‘And now?’”

According to Blatter, when he queried this, Platini’s response was: “‘Sepp, what would you do if your president asked you for something?’ I then told him that the question didn’t arise for me because we don’t have a president in Switzerland.”

👉 Just In: FIFA

FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura concluded two days of meetings with stakeholders from government and sport in Ethiopia today, in the company of a delegation from the Horn of Africa.

On Sunday in an audience with Sahle Work Zewde, the President of Federal Republic of Ethiopia, along with CAF Vice President and Djibouti Football Federation President Souleiman Waberi, Ethiopia Football Federation President Esayas Jira and Secretary General Bahiru Tilahun Limenih, discussions centred around FIFA Football for Schools Programme. In particular, the importance of playing sport, both for the benefits of personal health, as well as the learning of life skills such as teamwork, fair play and communication was highlighted.

👹 President Jezebel Sahle-Work Zewde and Mass Rape in Tigray, Ethiopia

The troops of the evil Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and cruel President Sahel Work Zewde and their allies are deploying rape and famine in their war in the Tigray region. Tigray is the cradle of Ethiopian Christianity and civilization.

Many Christian Tigrayan women have courageously come forward to tell the world their stories of how they have been raped. They tell how their families were killed and homes destroyed, how they are trying to save their children from starvation.

The female president of Ethiopia Jezebel Sahle-Work Zewde, who visited the safe house in Mekelle in 2021 (her only visit) where thousands of vicitims and survivors are receiving medical care, Christian women of Tigray were scared:

When soldiers providing security for President Sahle-Work Zewde came to inspect the facility before her arrival, rape survivors gathering in the television room cried out in horror, fearing they would be assaulted again, staffers told AFP. Most refused to meet with Ms Sahle-Work.

It was “like they were fetching water”, 40-year-old Tirhas recalls. Once a day, she says, Ethiopian soldiers would line up outside her cell in a military camp, sometimes as many as 10 men waiting their turn to rape her.

According to Tirhas, the group assaults lasted for two weeks – from the afternoon soldiers picked her up off a street in Mekele, the capital of Ethiopia’s conflict-hit Tigray region, until the day they drove her home.

But her nightmare was not over. Two nights later, a soldier barged in during the evening curfew and raped her as her three children – ages 11, seven and three – cowered in terror in an adjacent room, she said.

“I don’t feel safe in Tigray anymore. Even the sight of the military uniform frightens me very much,” Tirhas, whose name has been changed to protect her identity, told AFP during a tearful interview at the safe house where she is now recovering.

“Even now I’m shocked, and I’m wondering: What did the women of Tigray do to deserve this?”

‘We cried, we screamed’

That statement, though, told only part of the story of the president’s visit, which witnesses describe as openly confrontational.

When soldiers providing security for President Sahle-Work Zewde came to inspect the facility before her arrival, rape survivors gathering in the television room cried out in horror, fearing they would be assaulted again, staffers told AFP. Most refused to meet with Ms Sahle-Work.

“When she came, we cried, we screamed, we didn’t want to talk to her,” recalled Ms Abrehet, who told AFP that Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers raped her for eight days in a military camp after pulling her off a bus near the Tigray town of Wukro. “We never want to talk to her,” Ms Abrehet added.

💭 A “Feminist” Government: And It’s Repulsive Rape Cover-ups

In 2018, Ethiopia appointed it’s first & Africa’s only serving female head of state. It also got the first female Supreme Court president. A female politician was now a chairperson of National Election Board. It even created a brand new ministry, named it Ministry of Peace & handed the leadership over to a woman. Out of 20 cabinet members, 10 of them were women. A notably male dominated post, the Defense Ministry, was also to be lead by a woman for the first time.

Ethiopians rejoiced, the rest of the world applauded and media covered this change with flying compliments. Representation mattered. This was seen as something that can level the gender field. Having a 50% women led cabinet was impressive by any standard since the global average for female government ministers is 18.3 percent . More than a dozen countries have no women cabinet members at all.

Desperate for answers, concerned citizens turned to the gender reformed government & its women “Leaders”. Surely they are here to speak for their sisters, mothers and children. They said so. The world thought so.

Days, weeks, and months passed. The ladies in high places chose the the age old technic of avoiding responsibilities related to rape & women grievance — Silence. There was no direct or indirect addressing of such horrific victims account. There was no urging of an immediate investigation into the matter. There was no expression of absolute outrage. There was no message to families of alleged victims to stay calm or that they are with them.

The last time the Press secretary mentioned rape was back in 2018 – right after she was appointed. The post was of a generic lip-service type she had come to be known for.

Four months into this war, The President decided to travel to the war torn region. Part of her photo-op visit was to include a stop at a hospital were rape victims were also being treated. At the entrance, the President was politely asked by doctors and other stuff members to not go in with military men who accompanied her. The victims were traumatized & the sight of men in uniforms was additional trauma. The president took a personal offense to being morally lectured. So she refused. She demanded that the military men be allowed in with her. The hospital stuff reported that on catching sight of the soldiers, the victims began screaming, crying and shaking with fear. The president had to remove herself from the spot immediately since no amount of comforting or assurance could calm the victims down. She left — leaving the victims a little worse than she found them.

Her office then released statements & pictures. Showing her interacting attentively & kindly with locals. This would surely get her boss the good PR he very much needed. Still no mention of rape allegations. Continued silence. The president warned at the beginning of her term that she will exhaust the men by speaking up for women issues. Two years into her seat & tested with real life challenge, the world could see she has no intention of delivering on that promise.

Can an autocrat be using a gender reform movement and the feminist agenda?

It has become obvious now that the ladies in position of influence and power in Ethiopia have chosen to politicize the suffering of women. They too have decided to utilize the same weapon of covering up rape allegations just like men in history had. If you don’t talk about it, it has not happened. Some of their supporters believe them. Many more others are left wondering if this gender reform was genuine or if it was implemented merely to strengthen the power of the men behind this reform.

Amidst such horrifying moment, they all found time to stay connected on social media discussing everything but the war and war crimes. The Supreme Court President posted a glossy picture of herself with other women “leaders” of the country in the President’s office. She said she was so proud. Proud of the recognition the president had secured from Forbes as the only African woman to be listed The World’s Most Powerful Women 2020” were the likes of Vice President Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams, Sheikh Hasina Wajed & Rania Nashar were featured. The picture was clean. The office was modern. The ladies were smiling. On the pictures they share and topics they chose to discuss — Their male colleagues don’t need to be nudged, everything is under control & all is well in the land of the feminists.

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No Sane Christian African Should Support Egypt, Tunisia & Morocco at The World Cup

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 23, 2018

May all these three cruel and rude nations leave Christian Russia soon!

Here is why:

Many Egyptian Christians Feel Left Out of World Cup

Egypt’s first World Cup in 28 years has captivated the soccer-crazy nation, with intense focus on the squad and the broader game.

The Egyptians played the first match of the tournament June 15 and held two-time World Cup winner Uruguay scoreless for 89 minutes, until conceding a late goal and losing 1-0.

Still, the performance – with star striker Mohamed Salah injured on the sidelines – attracted international praise and gripped the millions of people gathering in groups across Egypt to watch their team together.

It was a welcome distraction for Egyptians who are struggling under harsh economic conditions. The 3-1 loss in the next match to host Russia, even with Salah back in the lineup, ended Egypt’s chances of advancing beyond the group stage. Despite the loss, the love and respect enjoyed by the team and the players remained intact.

Yet it wasn’t an entirely unifying experience.

For the country’s Christians, about 10 percent of the population, the composition of the team and the way the squad was perceived highlighted what they believe is a problem with the sport in Egypt.

No Christian has been on the national soccer squad for more than a decade, and just one played for any of the 18 top-flight clubs last season.

Egyptian coaches and officials dismiss any suggestion of discrimination, but Christians disagree. Egypt’s Christian spiritual leader has broken the church’s silence on the issue by publicly complaining about their disproportionate representation in the sport.

Egypt’s all-Muslim World Cup squad is known for being pious. The team even chose make its World Cup base in Muslim Chechnya.

The national squad has been nicknamed the prostrators because the players offer a Muslim prayer when they score. They regularly pray together when in camp and read the opening verse of the Quran before kickoff. Some perform the Muslim ritual wash before games. Generally, they frame competition, wins and defeats in religious terms.

Hassan Shehatah, one of Egypt’s most successful coaches, said nearly a decade ago that, to him, a player’s religious piety was as important as his skills. Hassan led an all-Muslim squad to win three of Egypt’s seven African titles between 2006 and 2010.

When goalkeeper Ahmed Elshenawy was named man of the match against Uruguay, he refused the Budweiser-sponsored award on religious grounds.

The perceived exclusion of Christians from top flight soccer and the national team is at odds with the outreach to the ancient community by Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, Egypt’s general-turned-president who led the military’s 2013 ouster of an Islamist president. El-Sissi has emphatically and repeatedly spoken about inclusion and sectarian harmony. However, his government, critics and some Christians say, has failed to shield the community from the day-to-day discrimination, particularly in rural areas with less state authority and religious tolerance.

Pope Tawadros II, head of the Orthodox Coptic Christians and a close el-Sissi ally, rarely speaks publicly of discrimination, but has recently waded into the issue with uncustomary bluntness. “It’s extraordinary that all of Egypt’s football teams don’t have a single Copt who has good legs and who kicked a ball on the streets when he was little,” he said.

Ahmed Hossam, a retired striker – and a Muslim who played for some of Europe’s biggest clubs – was more blunt.

He claimed in a recent television interview that youth team coaches were driving Christians away.

Regrettably, there’s a lot of people in Egypt who are bigoted over color, religion and ethnicity,” Hossam, better known as Mido, said. “We must confront them and not bury our heads in the sand. Can you believe it that in the history of football in Egypt, only five Christians played at the top level?”

As the only Christian on his soccer youth team, Ramon Zhery says he tried everything he could to blend in with his teammates. At the end, it was not enough. Zhery, now 28, plays for a third division club in southern Egypt. He says discrimination against his faith kept him from rising further.

Speaking to The Associated Press, Zhery recounted how he tried to establish harmony with his teammates and reassure them that, though a Christian, he was just another player like them.

When they huddled before kickoff to recite the Quran’s opening verse – a ritual meant to serve as a plea for divine help – he whispered a Christian prayer to himself. When at camp, he woke up before everyone and went about rousing them to perform the dawn prayers, one of five that Muslims offer daily.

Mohammed Salah is a world star and he prostrates every time he scores and everyone knows he is a Muslim,” said Zhery.

The Christians’ response to their perceived exclusion from domestic soccer has been “church football” – a nationwide league of five-a-side teams that is played mostly on church grounds or rented pitches.

Andrew Raafat, a physical education teacher who tried his luck in club soccer before he settled for a coaching job at a Cairo Church, says some of the better young players he works with want to play at the top level.

I cannot tell them that they will never be selected,” Raafat said. “They get selected sometimes, but they are later let go.”

Selected Comments:

Christians better wake up. The rest of the world is not interested in living in harmony with you or treating you fairly.

Crux: when selection is not based mostly on merit, Egypt is sending a soccer team that is not as good as it coulf be. Prayers aren’t gonna solve their insufficiency. They reap what they sowed…

Well, the Egyptian soccer player PRAYERS must not have been effective…. They still lost miserably. Now we know why – they are not right with god, but seek god’s favor….

Render unto soccer that which is soccers.

Christians in the ME should be given their own country….sort of like Israel.

That was called Lebanon….but Muslims got a foothold….and you know the rest.

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DISCRIMINATION AGAINST COPTS IN EGYPTIAN SPORT CLUBS


This report has been sent to the FIFA officials directly, and submitted online via the new FIFA complaint mechanism.

Copts have been struggling with widespread, comprehensive and systematic religious, governmental and societal discrimination, which extends to all aspects of life in Egypt, including sports and soccer. During the past half-century, an infinitely small number of Coptic footballers – no more than 6 – have managed to join top flight soccer clubs. Some of those have spoken out about the rampant religious intolerance and the difficulties they have encountered. For instance, former Coptic footballer Ashraf Youssef told a newspaper that his teammates refused to eat with him simply because he is Christian (1). There are currently 540 players in the top-flight soccer clubs in Egypt, and that number includes only one Coptic footballer. The Egyptian Olympic Mission to Brazil in 2016 was completely devoid of Copts, and the same applies to the Egyptian National Team at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Not a single Copt can be found in either the main team or the reserve, and it follows that there are no Coptic sports commentators anywhere in official Egyptian media outlets or in private Muslim-owned media.

Coptic Solidarity has filed a formal complaint with FIFA in 2016 to investigate the widespread sports and soccer discrimination against Christians in Egypt. This Complaint prompted many Christians to speak up about the significant religious discrimination in soccer, which amounts to sports racism. A number of moderate brave Muslims have also addressed the same issue.

In Egypt, we have a large number of racists who do not try to hide [their racism],” said renowned international player Ahmed Hossam – known as Mido – in a TV interview. He frankly wondered, “Does it make sense that throughout the entire history of soccer in Egypt, there have only been five Christian footballers at the top level? There are many Christian children who are not allowed to continue to play because of the racist attitude of certain coaches. I have proposed that Christians should make up at least 10% of all junior teams in order to resolve this problem”(2).

In another TV interview, footballer and sports commentator Khalid Al Ghandour mentioned a racist incident against a Coptic person at Minya Sports Club. The caller, Shenouda Wahba, reported that one of his relatives had signed up for soccer tryouts at Minya Sports Club. The club’s technical director rejected him and stipulated that he should convert to Islam in order to be selected. Mr. Al Ghandour concluded by saying, “No one knows more than I do that there are Christian soccer talents treated unfairly in Egypt, it is absurd that there are 18 major soccer teams, and not a single Coptic player in any of them” (3).

Strangely, instead of investigating this racist incident, the Sports Media Committee rebuked Khalid Al Ghandour, claiming that his statements provoke sedition and fanaticism!!!!(4).

An altercation, seen on TV, between Al Ahli club technical director, Mr. Ikrami, and a young Copt named Pierre Zouhair Shafiq, took place when the young Christian man expressed his desire to join Al Ahli. When Ikrami found out that Shafiq and his colleague were Christians, he pointed to the main door of the club and told them to get out (5). Shafiq’s colleague recalled the incident in another TV interview and confirmed that Ikrami threw them out after realizing they were Christians (6).

In an interview with Al Youm Al Sabee newspaper on March 22, 2018, Pope Tawadros II, who usually steers clear of the issue of Coptic rights, said in answer to a question about the lack of Coptic soccer players, “Do not ask Copts about this, rather address the question to clubs and playgrounds, how likely it is that there is not a single Coptic footballer to be found in all Egyptian soccer teams?!!”(7).

At the well-known club Al Ahli, a Christian child named Tony Atef was rejected because he had a cross tattooed on his wrist. The media picked up on the incident, which forced the club to reconsider and accept him to avoid a possible scandal (8).

Dr. Yasser Ayoub, the most renowned sports reporter in Egypt, wrote several articles explicitly stating that there is widespread sports discrimination against Copts. In one of them, he observed, “It is neither logical nor natural that we do not have a single Coptic soccer player in all of the Official Egyptian league teams … One of the real reasons for this situation is the implicit oppression of Copts, which is not acknowledged due to ignorance and intolerance, or out of fear of offending sensibilities and causing tension” (9, 10, 11).

Mr. Ayoub reiterated in another interview, “Anyone who tries to prove that Christians are discriminated against in soccer is considered an agitator who is sowing sedition, so the issue is only raised in secret, while everyone denies it publicly” (12).

Egyptian intellectual Dr. Khalid Montaser put it in a nutshell in an article in Al-Watan Egyptian newspaper, “There is a chronic red line set against admitting Christians to soccer teams in Egypt  … We are a racist state par excellence, and a nation adept at discriminating between its children by means of religion, and this is the reason we did not even have 10 Christian footballers over the past 100 years … If a Christian excels and tries to join a team, the coach may sing his praises, but then turns him down because ‘he is unfortunately a Christian’”(13).

Author Sami al-Behairy told one such story: his Christian friend Maged Nabih Mikhail had passed the tryouts in Al Ahli club, performing well in front of the foreign coach. However, an official at the club asked about his name to issue a player I.D., and once he realized he is Christian, he simply told him: “Sorry, we cannot admit you into the team” (14).

Famous Art critic Tariq al-Shennawi raised a question in his column at Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper about the reasons for Coptic absence in soccer, stating, “The undeniable fact is that there is a distinct Coptic absence in soccer. Are Muslim families no longer willing to let their children play soccer with the children of their Coptic neighbors?”(15).

Writer Osama Ghareib responded to this question in the same newspaper, “Copts are being excluded from soccer because they are being increasingly accused and labeled as infidels,” he explained, adding that “Exclusion from soccer is not the only repercussion, as the infidel label may make them targets for murder and rape…. Since the majority of sports officials in major clubs are newly religious, you will not find one among them who would welcome a Christian child even if his talent exceeded that of famous international footballer Messi “(16).

Mada Masr online Newspaper published an Arabic/English report on the marked exclusion of Copts from professional soccer in Egypt, highlighting a number of cases that were excluded for religious reasons (17, 18).

Writer Tawfiq Humaid called on international player Mohammed Salah to lend his support to the efforts to end religious bias in sports against Christian Egyptians. He reminded him that were he a Christian, he would not have had the opportunity to play professional soccer in Egypt; and on the other hand, if the Western World did not consider competence to be the sole criterion, Salah would not have achieved international status (19).

Islamization of Sports

The problem of Coptic absence from soccer teams reflects a wider phenomenon, namely the Islamization of Egyptian society, including sports. In Egypt, the national soccer team is known as “the kneeling team” i.e., those who kneel down to worship in the Islamic way. Former technical director of the Egyptian national team, Hassan Shehata, used to have a Muslim cleric accompany the team on international trips to recite the Quran. He once said in an interview that “a player’s relationship with God and his proper behavior are important factors when he selects players who represent Egypt internationally”(20).

In an article published in Al-Ahram newspaper, researcher Wahid Abdel-Majid criticized Shehata because of the way he mixed religion and sports (21).

This general push for Islamization is reflected in the pressure put on foreign non-Muslim coaches and players to convert to Islam. Some of them have already converted to Islam so as not to lose their jobs, while others refused to, including Ivorian footballer Coulibaly who left the Egyptian team, later stating that they wanted him to convert to Islam (22).

Islamization of sports was also manifested in such statements made by Al-Azhar Institution, “Every goal scored by Mohammad Salah promotes Islam in Europe, makes English people sing the praises of Islam, and changes the way Europeans view the [Islamic] beard” (23, 24).

Coptic Reaction to Discrimination in Sports

As frustrated Copts struggle to find a way around the prevalent discrimination in sports, their options remain limited. In fact, filing complaints is about the only thing they can do, given that all sports clubs are under the supervision of the Egyptian State, and consequently their exclusion from soccer is a State policy.

A book entitled “A Goal in the Playground of Fanaticism”, published in 2010, explored in detail the exclusion of Copts from Egyptian playgrounds. Nour Qaldis, the book’s author and a Christian journalist at Coptic newspaper Watani, highlighted a large number of cases where talents were rejected on religious grounds. The book reached the conclusion that discrimination against Copts in sports is a far-reaching phenomenon, and that preventing young Copts from joining youth teams is a strategy designed to ensure that no Copts will be able to qualify for official soccer teams (25).

The only option left to Coptic churches was to organize church tournaments in small playfields within these churches, which at least gave Copts the chance to practice. However, this option is still flawed, since these are small Playgrounds, lacking professional capabilities and the ability to nominate Coptic players for official clubs (26).

Last year, a young Christian man founded the “Je Suis” Academy as a way to bring together talented Copts who were rejected by major clubs. He rented soccer fields in remote areas, thus allowing them to develop their skills. However, limited resources remain a problem, as well as the unchanging attitude of professional clubs which continue to reject those talented players

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የLiverpool ግብጻዊ ምን አስተማረን? | አንተ ግን ስትጸልይ፥ ወደ እልፍኝህ ግባ መዝጊያህንም ዘግተህ በስውር ላለው አባትህ ጸልይ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 27, 2018

 

666

[ማቴዎስ ወንጌል ምዕራፍ ፮፮]

በቅዳሜው የኪየቭ ቻምፒየንስ ሊግ መጨረሻ ጨዋታ ላይ የ Liverpool እግር ኳስ ቡደን መርሆ፡ “ Reds, Bring Home Number Six!„ „ቀዮች፤ ቁጥር ስድስትን (6) ይዛችሁ ኑ!የሚል ነበር።

ግን አልተሳካላቸውም፤ ለአላህ ለሰው ይታይ ዘንድ የጸለየው ግብዙ ግብጻዊ “ሞ ሳላህ” ወይም መሀመድ ሳላህ (ሞ ፋራህ ን እናስታውሳለን?) መሰናክል ሆናቸው።

ሞ ሳላህ በማን እጅ ወደቀ? በማድሪዱ ሰርጂዮ ራሞስ እጅ። ሰርጂዮ ራሞስ ለ600 ዓመታት ያህል አረብ ሙስሊሞችን ታግላ እስልምናን ሙሉ በሙሉ ካጠፋችው ከአንዳሉሲያ ስፔይን ክፍለሃገር የተገኘ ስፖርተኛ ነው።

የማቴዎስ ወንጌል ቁጥሩም፤ 6:6፤ ይጠቁመናል

አንተ ግን ስትጸልይ፥ ወደ እልፍኝህ ግባ መዝጊያህንም ዘግተህ በስውር ላለው አባትህ ጸልይ፤ በስውር የሚያይ አባትህም በግልጥ ይከፍልሃል።

[የማቴዎስ ወንጌል ምዕራፍ ፮፥፭፡፯}

ስትጸልዩም እንደ ግብዞች አትሁኑ፤ ለሰው ይታዩ ዘንድ በምኩራብና በመንገድ ማዕዘን ቆመው መጸለይን ይወዳሉና፤ እውነት እላችኋለሁ፥ ዋጋቸውን ተቀብለዋል።

አንተ ግን ስትጸልይ፥ ወደ እልፍኝህ ግባ መዝጊያህንም ዘግተህ በስውር ላለው አባትህ ጸልይ፤ በስውር የሚያይ አባትህም በግልጥ ይከፍልሃል። አሕዛብም በመናገራቸው ብዛት እንዲሰሙ ይመስላቸዋልና ስትጸልዩ እንደ እነርሱ በከንቱ አትድገሙ።

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