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‘Islamic Solidarity’ Are Games Canceled

From those defenders of the faith at the Associated Press:

Islamic Games canceled over ‘Persian Gulf’ logo

2010-01-17

A sporting event meant to strengthen ties among Muslim nations has been canceled because of a dispute between Arab countries and Iran over the name of the waterway dividing them, organizers said Sunday.

The Saudi-based sports federation that organizes the games said it canceled the event after Iran used the name "Persian Gulf" in the logo. Arabs call the waterway the Arabian Gulf and many of them feel offended by references to its other common name.

The Islamic Solidarity Games were to be held in Iran’s capital, Tehran, in the spring.

"The federation regrettably declares the cancellation of the games in Iran because the organizers did not comply with the rules of games and the federation’s bylaws," a federation statement said.

Iran maintains the strategic waterway on its southern coast has historically been known as the Persian Gulf. It has even banned publication of maps showing it as just "the Gulf."

The western shores of the waterway are held by Saudi Arabia and six other Arab countries.

The five-year-old games were created to strengthen ties among the 57-nations of the Organization of the Islamic Conference. Events include athletics, swimming, basketball, football and wrestling.

The 2010 games would have permitted female athletes to compete for the first time.

For the record, these games were originally scheduled for October 2009 but postponed in attempt to reach a compromise.

Ironic, is it not?

And, alas, so typical.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, January 17th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

16 Responses to “‘Islamic Solidarity’ Are Games Canceled”

  1. U NO HOO says:

    A Toothy Smile

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    Too Laugh!!
    Didn’t we do this a while back ago?

    400 meter IED relay
    Suicide Bomber Derby

    So much for Solidarity……..can’t even get the name right without fighting over it!!
    What a bunch-a-Morons!!

    • JohnMG says:

      What a missed opportunity. Just think of having a huge congregation of these jerks conveniently assembled in one place……with a SPECTRE gunship in orbit overhead.

      Oooohhh the delight!!!!

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Leave it to you John to see the untouched potential of a run on Virgins in one fell swoop!

  3. JohnMG says:

    …..”Arabs call the waterway the Arabian Gulf….”

    I’d prefer the “Arabian Toilet Bowl”, but then, that’s just me.

    As for the virgins….they’re on back order. Just like all this ammunition I’m having trouble purchasing in bulk.

    But I think you’re on to something with the event ‘Games’. How about……a suicide vest seminar complete with leader demonstration and audience participation? I can see it now. Instructor: “Now pay attention….I’m only going to show you this once!”

    I’ll supply the pork rinds. And you’ll excuse me, of course, for observing from a respectable distance.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      The leaders can fight over trigger versus fuse lit ignition. But so as not to put a delay of game penalty on either side, I suggest a coin toss. Everyone must gather around closely for the winning coin toss……….(John, call in Spooky)

  4. proreason says:

    Middle Eastern sporting events:

    – one legged sprint
    – burlap bag race
    – high explosion jump
    – IED toss
    – self-target practice

  5. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Let’s not forget the “jilted suitor acid toss” and my personal favorite, “infidel drag through the town race”

    (Was that too crass? I’m just trying to make a point)

    Do you think they’d go for the greased pig grab?

  6. bousquem says:

    I wonder if they are going to be protesting the coming olympics or just have their female athletes in burkas going down the slopes in the ski competitions.

  7. Reality Bytes says:

    What do you suppose are the events? Decapithon? or the ever popular “Long Distance Stoning”?

  8. wirenut says:

    The real competition here, is to keep this cult at arms length. Firearms, that is. Somehow, “The Agony Of Defeat” is all they will truly understand. If western culture is to survive, we must encourage the rifts between the cultist’s (Iran). Let them make war with each other, and then, beat them back to a far corner of the world.
    On a lighter note, Great stuff from above posters. Outstanding! My guess is, Brutality takes the gold. Farm animals and bathroom procedures, a distant silver and bronze.


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