July 3, 2014, - 12:54 pm
Hey, another reason to hate soccer and the hyperbolic World Cup tripe. The Algerian Team is donating its World Cupbonus money to HAMAS.
One of the requirements on Ramadan is to give “zakat” or “charity,” especially to Muslims “back home.” And since the Algerian team got a phony exemption from Ramadan fasting, I suppose it’s only “fair” that the team sends its winnings to Gaza, which means the money goes to HAMAS, period. Yay, more money for jihadists who kidnap and murder Israeli teenagers. Fabulous that soccer funds this. And if you watched the FIFA World Cup, you indirectly helped give them that money (FIFA makes its money through television broadcast rights, licensing, and tickets).
While Ghana and Cameroon were embroiled in disputes over World Cup bonus pay, the Algerian squad has decided to donate its bonus to the people of Gaza Strip. Islam Slimani, who scored a crucial header against Russia to ensure Algeria’s first ever qualification to the World Cup knock-out stage, said: “They need it more than us,” referring to those in the Palestinian city, according to journalist Waleed Abu Nada.
Algeria was the only Arab country playing in Brazil 2014 World Cup. Despite the team losing 1-2 to Germany during the extra-time, their resilient, strong performance impressed many. They returned home to a heroes’ welcome on Wednesday and greeted by the Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal, who also embraced the team’s Bosnian coach Vahid Halilhodzic.
And a HAMAS heroes’ welcome in Gaza, once the soccer cash rolls in.
And people attacked me when I said love of soccer unites our enemies. Wake up people.