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Sudan’s Islamic Fiqh Council bans formation of womens soccer team

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January 23, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The Islamic Fiqh Council in Sudan issued a fatwa (religious order) saying that it is forbidden for the country to create a womens soccer team, deeming it an immoral act.

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The religious authority said that any request made by FIFA in this regard is not an excuse to bypass Sharia’a law or grant any exception.

This ruling was in response to an opinion asked for by Al-Sheik Dafalla Hassab al-Rasool who is a member of the legislative and justice committee in the parliament. He said that the national assembly will soon summon the relevant authority for a hearing on the matter.

The Islamic Fiqh Council said in its decision that it had previously made a similar fatwa, in 2006, by which it banned the establishment of a soccer league for women.

It added that for Sudanese females to go play soccer in Africa, Asia and Europe is a breach of Sudanese ethics and values.

Last November Sudan participated in a seminar that took place in South Africa which discussed women soccer in Africa and challenges faced.

Sudan was represented by Laila Khalid who is a member of the country’s soccer association. At the time she stated that she hopes the seminar reflects positively on female soccer in Sudan.

(ST)

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  • 24 January 2012 10:08, by Chukudum

    Sad to be born a woman in Arab world especially in Afghanistan, Iran, Kuwait, yemen, but worse in Khartoum who claimed to be Arabs while in real sense they are black Bastards. who sometime got criticism by real arabs for faking to be arabs. hahahaha. who are to follow sheria law, bastard or real arabs?

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    • 24 January 2012 11:14, by Deng

      haha..this is so true...This is probably why they have to lift there bump up 5 times a day in forgiveness for wrong they do every time

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  • 24 January 2012 11:35, by SeekingTruth

    ALAS! THE WHOLE WORLD IS SURPASSING THE STONE AGE PERIODS BY GIVING OPPORTUNITIES TO ALL KIND OF THE WALK OF LIVES BUT THESE PEOPLE ARE STILL MOVING DEEP DOWNHILL IN THE NAME OF A RELIGION. WHY CARE ABOUT SOMETHING THAT DOESN’T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT BEING WHO U ARE AS HUMANS?

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  • 24 January 2012 17:14, by Northern Sudanese

    LISTEN UP YOU GAY PROSTITUTES! that you call us fake arabs is stupid but that you make fun of our religion is unacceptable. do we now make fun of JESUS? Don’t make fun of our religion go find food from the bin it’s free and it can feed you whole family you Fucking UGLY ABIDS (SLAVES)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • 24 January 2012 18:25, by SeekingTruth

      YES, WE UNDERSTAND THE SITUATION U GUYS ARE IN RIGHT NOW THAT FORCE U TO SAY ALL THESE FILTHY AND IMMATURE COMMENTS AGAINST US BUT DOES THAT CHANGE THE FACT OR REALITY ON THE GROUND DO U THINK?
      NORTHERNERS PROBLEM IS THEY DON’T ACCEPT REALITY.AT LEAST ACKNOWLEDGE THE FACT AND U WILL BE FINE MY NORTHERN FRIENDS.

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  • 25 January 2012 02:05, by Anynya One

    Northern Sudanese? You are Arab, not African, what makes you think Sudan belongs to Arabs? You will pay for it! Believe this, you are going to eat dust in the Nubian Desert before you reach Mediterranean Sea. We know your tricks certified murderers of “Fake Islamic Religion” We seen many Gay Arabs and fucked Arab girls all day! All bitches!!!!!!!!!! Suck my dick with mouth and ass and get pissed

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