June 3, 2013, - 1:38 pm
It’s time for the gazillionth trillionth jillionth edition of “Your Day in ‘Religion of Peace’ ‘Peacefulness.’” As we all know, it’s typical for male Muslim wrestlers to refuse to shake the hands of their Israeli counterparts at wrestling matches at athletic events (or in the case of the anti-Israel Olympics, not to even want to train in the same room). But Muslim chick wrestlers take it to a whole new Mike-Tyson-inspired (hey, he’s Muslim, too) level of biting and other violence. So much for the absurdity often pimped on us about how women are more peaceful and “will change the world” and other make-believe fantasy like that.
Israeli wrestler Ilana Kartysh won a gold medal Saturday in the Golden Grand Prix tournament in Italy but her historical achievement achievement was marred by a very unpleasant incident, when she was attacked by her Egyptian rival during the semi-final. Kartysh, 22, who competed in the 67-kilogram weight category, made it to the semi-final after beating opponents from Hungary and Kazakhstan. There, she experienced a violent incident she won’t be able forget for quite a long time.
In the semi-final, Kartysh met the African champion, Enas Mostafa of Egypt. At the beginning of the match, Mostafa refused to shake hands with her. During the fight, she broke two of the Israeli’s fingers and bit her in the back – causing her to bleed. At the end of the match, unsurprisingly, she refused to shake hands with her again. “I can’t remember such dirty behavior in sports,” Kartysh told Ynet after the fight. “In wrestling you must shake hands at the beginning of a match and at the end of a match. But not only did she refuse to shake my hand, she even broke my fingers and bit me until I began bleeding.
“On the ground, when she was on top of me, she just bit me. I have her teeth marks on my back, and I began bleeding too,” the Israeli wrestler adds. “Because of her dirty behavior my desire to beat her grew stronger.” “From the beginning of the match, when she didn’t come over to shake my hand – I knew something was wrong. I felt some kind of hatred towards me and I don’t know why, maybe it has to do with politics and maybe not, but it’s never happened to me before. She really attacked me.
Now, if this was the other way around–and a Muslim wrestler was bitten and had her fingers broken–you can be sure the perpetrator would be banned from international competition as punishment. But, hey, when it’s Muslims against Jews or Christians, nobody cares.
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