August 10, 2011, - 4:49 pm

NFL Gives Special Privileges to Muslim Players

By Debbie Schlussel

American Muslims claim they want equality and just to have the same rights as everybody else.  But, in fact, they want special rights above and beyond everyone else.  That’s the problem.  And so it goes in the NFL, in which two Muslim brothers were granted leave from the shortened (and, therefore, more important), post-lockout, pre-season camp.


No Wonder They Got Rid of Pigskin: Happy Ramadan From the NFL (National Fatah League)

The NFL is a para-military organization.  Discipline, attendance, and other strict adherence is important.  For every guy who won’t do these things, there are a million incredible athletes waiting in the wings (or on the practice squad) to play his position on the field.

NFL players have been denied the opportunity to attend their kids’ deliveries in the hospital, their relatives’ funerals, and other such things.  Other players have been severely fined or docked pay for leaving the team and/or missing games for those occasions.  This is the league that fines guys for having their socks droop.

But, apparently, there is a separate set of standards for Muslim NFL players and their Ramadan Iftar dinners with Barack Hussein Obama.  Trust me–this ain’t no Sandy Koufax (or Hank Greenberg) moment.

Arizona Cardinals safety Hamza Abdullah and Minnesota Vikings safety Husain Abdullah have been excused from their teams’ training camps for a day.

They’re going to the White House.

The brothers were invited to tonight’s Iftar dinner in observance of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. “I’m still in shock over it,” Hamza Abdullah said, via the Arizona Republic. “I’m still waiting to get to the airport and they say, ‘Okay, it’s fake.’ ”

NFL’s Hamza and Husain Abdullah Get Special Privileges b/c They’re Muslim

The coaches of both teams quickly excused their players. “I wish you could have seen his face,” Arizona Coach Ken Whisenhunt said. “It’s kind of funny it came via e-mail, in a PDF form. The first thing he said was, ‘Is this real?’ ”

It wasn’t a tough choice. “For this occasion, no,” Coach Leslie Frazier said, via the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “A chance to meet the president, visit the White House. I told him I hope in February or next May or whenever it is we’ll be going as a team. We’re excited for him. I think it’s a tremendous opportunity and a great honor.”

The Abdullahs gained national attention last year for fasting during daylight hours throughout Ramadan, which coincides with training camps. Neither plays eats or drinks from dawn until dusk, a tricky proposition on hot days.

The next time NFL players want the day off for Christmas or some other holiday, you can bet they won’t get the Abdullah bros treatment (though they would have cause for a civil rights lawsuit, given the gushing and pandering over the Ramadan Iftar dinner). If a player asks for Christmas off, he gets laughed at. And laughed at some more. Same goes for baby deliveries, deaths, and funerals–all of which are far more important than a Muslim ceremonial dinner.

America and its cultural and pop culture institutions have a double set of standards. If you’re from the religion that blew up 3,000 Americans ten years ago and keeps trying to do it again, you get to do what you want.

For everybody else. Tough luck . . . and allahu FUBAR.

68 Responses

You’re so right, Debbie. I think just a season or two ago a player was fined for missing a practice to attend the birth of his child. But they let 2 NFL muzzies go to a disgusting White House dinner honoring muslims. Wow. Just wow.

DS_ROCKS! on August 10, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Hope and change. Look at the holiday of Thanksgiving. They made a “tradition” of making those guys work ON Thanksgiving. Looks like the aclu has been very successful in making the muslims an upper class.

samurai on August 10, 2011 at 5:31 pm

“Same goes for baby deliveries, deaths, and funerals–all of which are far more important than a Muslim ceremonial dinner.”

As someone who is around the NFL a lot, that’s simply not true. Players miss training-camp practices all the time for baby deliveries, deaths and funerals.

If this happened during the regular season, it might be different, although the league has gotten much better about such things in the past couple years.

And it *is* a Koufax/Greenberg moment. Both involved putting their religious beliefs ahead of a sport, even if it meant hurting their team for a day. In both cases, they had the full support of their teammates.

Dave H. on August 10, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Taking a day off for a dinner with the President is not a religious requirement, which should be a burden. Instead, these characters burden others by not simply observing Iftar without ostentation. Islam apparently is not into modesty and humility during its holy days.

    Worry01 on August 11, 2011 at 12:54 am

    Dave H. Can you stop for one minute and actually NOT have a knee-jerk Liberal response (or contrary point of view) without actually thinking of the topic at hand?

    Use your critical thinking and deductive reasoning skills for ONCE.

    And Islam is a great topic to start. Because you think you’re being fair, but you’re just being a stupid dhimmi when you appease and equivocate. You’re on the chopping block, too.

    If you don’t do that, you’re just another Norman Blitzer.

    Skunky on August 11, 2011 at 9:38 am

Dave–Debbie was a Sports Lawyer. Koufax’s situation was during the holiest religious day in the Jewish calender. This doesn’t count.

Occam's Tool on August 10, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Debbie I cannot believe that ANYONE would post the disgusting hate-filled lies and racist comments you post. Some of your readers also need a lesson in tolerance and understanding. As if training camp could ever be more important than fulfilling one’s religious duties whatever they may be. FYI Ramadan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar and the majority of Muslims are peace loving people, and one would hope that the majority of Christians and Jews are the same. I hope you are not a true representation of Jews or Americans for that matter. SHAME ON YOU!

    Linda on August 12, 2011 at 12:11 am


      Please do your homework, Ramadan is a celebration of the battle of Badr one of 71 events where Muhhamad and his army mass murdered people for the crime of NOT BEING MUSLIM. You say “Most Muslims are peaceful and tollerant”, please educate us on where it is that you get this fact!?! Hsve you studied the Quran an the Hadith? If so please show me where ISLAM IS ANYTHING LIKE PEACEFUL OR TOLLERANT TO NON MUSLUMS. Your quotes can be in English or Arabic.

      There are currently 57 Islamic States please list which ones are peaceful tollerant or even civilized?

      The US is supossed to have the largest “moderate” muslim population. Please name two moderate Muslim irganizations that get media attention! Try even naming two that are moderate at all, whether or not the media pays attentiin!?!

      Moses on August 13, 2011 at 11:05 pm

“Neither plays eats or drinks from dawn until dusk, a tricky proposition on hot days.” So that means they won’t be playing for 40 days. And they’re still on the team?!

Raymond in DC on August 10, 2011 at 5:39 pm

If Christmas falls on a Sunday, the NFL does NOT take the day off. They play. On Thanksgiving Day, they play. Ironically, they won’t play on Saturdays because they don’t want to upset the attendance and gate receipts at college games (semi-pro). So American culture and tradition are meaningless to the ultra-rich leftist wimp owners, and their testicle-less Commissioner. But, hey, Rama-f-ckin-don? Yeah, go ahead and take the day off. Remember when the NFL was not a leftist bastion and the players weren’t gangstas and thugs?

Private Eye on August 10, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    @Private Eye. The NFL isn’t like a job at a Walmart service center – I doubt the players gripe that “we gotta work on Christmas and Sunday…DARN!” It’s show business. Entertainment. The biggest audiences are on holidays. The players love it as does any entertainer.

    DS_ROCKS! on August 10, 2011 at 7:22 pm

More petty BS generated by the whouse!

rab on August 10, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Dave H. must have mush in his skull!! Talk about dumbed-down!

JimT on August 10, 2011 at 7:51 pm

My Son is a SGT in the National Guard and last weekend was *drill*…

They had a new guy, his 1st time at drill and no one knew him, and not to be *racist*, but he’s a White guy, named O’Hara…

Long story short, lunch time rolls around and the NCOs are going to let the enlisted guys go eat and then they’ll go, that way the Armory is manned…

This O’Hara guy is an E-1 PVT and as the guys are heading to lunch he just sits there…

My son goes up to him and says, “O’Hara, go grab some chow, we have a lot to do after lunch…”

O’Hara tells him, “SGT, I’m *fasting*, it’s a religious thing…” so my Son blows it off not thinking what immediately crossed my mind, he’s thinking young kid, probably broke, can’t afford lunch so he offers to BUY lunch…

This O’Hara guy gets offended, turns out he’s a Muslim and is fasting during Ramadan and no one thought to tell the other troops that the guy is a Muslim, so now they have to not eat pork or whatever around him because HE might get offended..

Personally, I’m really tired of America having to conform to all of these people… When do THEY become Americans and conform to US??

Granted, this kid is a convert, but still, not the Guard guys have to be careful to NOT offend O’Hara…

Who ever heard of a Muslim named O’Hara anyway??

TexasFred on August 10, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Wow! I am literally LOLing at all the ignorance I’m reading here!
    First off, If someone converts to Islam, they don’t have to change their name, if they don’t want to. If O’hara was his name before being a Muslim, then he has every right to keep it.
    Secondly, who the heck told you that Muslims are offended if someone eats pork around them? Jews don’t eat pork either,BTW. Many Christians, also, do not not eat pork. (just and FYI, because it seems like you lack a lot of simple, common knowledge).
    You people need to remove the hatred from your hearts, and open up your eyes to the real world. Stop being so judgmental, and try to actually learn about other religions before bashing people that follow them, for no apparent reason.

    Sakenah on August 12, 2011 at 1:57 am

    Hey TexasFred
    Did you know that Islam is the fastest growing religion in the USA. You don’t have to change your name when you convert to Islam. There are 1.5 billion muslims in the world. There are muslims in every country around the world. Don’t be ignorant.
    So these 2 NFL players get treated kindly and are allowed to visit with the President. I don’t think this makes up for all the prejudice and hatred that is practiced by most Americans towards US Muslims.

    Mazen on August 17, 2011 at 3:03 pm

      You are correct. Islam is the fastest growing religion in the United States… Because we keep letting those morons over here. Whatever happened to the day when people wanted to get away from all the evil and corruption of the world… to start a life in America and become American??? Now everyone brings their evil corrupt beliefs and cultures here and try to inflict their will, religions, and cultures upon us and erase our religion, culture and traditions off the face of the earth. While I respect all people’s choices to do whatever they want to dowith their life. Don’t impose your beliefs on me and mine and i’ll do the same. If you can’t come to Rome and do as the Romans do keep your curry eatin’ stank ass no bathing, wiping your ass with your hand and water only tail where you belong….. In your third world country with your third world religion.

      Justin on September 12, 2012 at 11:57 am

You are truly an idiot. They were excused because they had a chance to go to dinner at the White House. That is the real reason. Of course it was in celebration of Ramadan, but so what!! Ramadam Mubarak, yáll

Benson Bear on August 10, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Nothing idiotic here my friend. These guys would not have been cut loose to spend Thanksgiving or Christmas with President Obama, but they were for Iftar. You should think for at least a minute or two before posting Khalid. Hormonal responses tend not to be the best ones.

    Worry01 on August 11, 2011 at 8:26 am

I’m trying to be clear about one thing and I hope the writer or someone in here can explain . I’m Muslim American and I disagree with some of israel policy toward Palestine. Does that make me terrorist ? Anti Semitic ? Can I disagree without being called names?

Sam on August 10, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    So what is first to you America or your Muslum cult? Would you kill another Muslum to defend America?

    dmoyers on August 11, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Sam, happy to clarify the matter. You are a Muslim, therefore a terrorist or terrorist facilitator. You believe in a Nazi-like ideology and therefore are, ipso facto, to be shamed and carefully monitored.

    skzion on August 11, 2011 at 4:55 pm

I would be more harsh with the convert.

sg on August 10, 2011 at 10:26 pm

UK school children have to eat halal tortured animals in order to accomodate fanatics, who oppose concessions to religious minorities in their extremist homelands.

Sharia, coming to your neighborhood.

The UK riots are symptomatic of the degeneration of multi-culturallism into multi-nationalism and sharia-sedition. While genuine anger at police motivated the Rodney King riots, what is happening in the UK is something-for-nothing looting. Celebratory pics posted on UK Black websites, shows the “rioters” as happy as pigs in mud. Leave days-of-rage BS to al-Guardian and other paid liars, and De-Sovereigntists.

Jack Mutt on August 10, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    once again our countries # 1 muslim (Barack Hussein Obama), is hosting the dinner while our country falls apart!!! IT IS PITIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    kf on August 10, 2011 at 11:35 pm

Lighten up folks. I get a dinner invitation from the White House, I’M GOING!! Doesn’t matter who the president is or how much I agree or disagree with their policies. And besides, IT’S TRAINING CAMP. They’re not missing a game.

Matt on August 10, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Yeah, Iftar does not enter into it, does it? Is Ramadan about lightening up, or recognizing the sufferings of Mohammad? No, you do not even respect those precepts you claim to honor.

    Worry01 on August 11, 2011 at 12:59 am

    really oh swell for you if I went you would probably see my on the news for doing something that should have done 2 years ago.

    dmoyers on August 11, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Debbie ur a racist jew cunt!! I understand you hate arabs because guess what! WE HATE YOU TOO!! AND BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA IS THE BEST!!!

Hassan Elghoul on August 11, 2011 at 12:49 am

    Hey Muslim fascist! ISLAM IS NOT A RACE! You claim to advocate equal rights, yet you want privileges Christians and Jews can’t get!

    Rocky Lore on August 11, 2011 at 4:31 am

    Very typical of you Hassan and your fellow co-religionist ilk, using misogynist words towards women in general and then top it off, you use a litte anti-semitism.

    If you got nothing important or intelligent to say, then don’t write anything at all, but apparently you and your hateful ilk Hassan are the most irrational, and non-civil people I ever encountered with. And BTW, Obama happens to be one of the worst presidents this country has ever seen, just take a look at his policies you stupid islamist!

    “A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

    Sean R. on August 11, 2011 at 8:18 am

      I see I taught you a new word and you can’t stop using it on this site! You truly are the most unoriginal bastard I’ve ever had the misfortune of encountering. Guess what, I got moderated on our last “discussion” guess the admins had to stop all the LOGIC getting passed around- bad for this site ya know.

      Nate C. on August 12, 2011 at 1:27 am

        Nate, you really are a phucking scumbag you know that. As I said in another thread, you’re the definition of the word “asshole”! And you yourself are the most ignorant and naive bastard that I myself have ever encountered with on the internet.

        Hell, you’re ten times worst than this other poster who goes by the name of “Norman Blitzer”, even he gets more respect than your sorry as Nate. Now get lost and go away for good, you are friggin annoying and it’s not even funny.

        To Linda, bimbo, what race is islam? And you’re the one who’s the racist and xenophobe here Linda, not DS and us the readers/posters on this blog. Debbie is giving out all of the facts of islam in general, but you choose to have your head stuck in the sand and live like an ostrich. Linda and Nate, the both of you get lost!

        “A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

        Sean R. on August 12, 2011 at 10:45 am

    hassan, you want to call debbie names like that? perhaps someone should spit on your mustache!!!!! you are pond scum!

    kf on August 12, 2011 at 12:52 am

    I have no bad against Most jews but the writer is very racist and closed minded. Ramadan is one of our major holidays and is meant for Muslims to feel the pain of those who are starving and such. I agree with you hassan.

    American Muslim 2 on January 9, 2012 at 9:27 pm

I wonder if the Canadian and Arena leagues to the same thing.

Rocky Lore on August 11, 2011 at 4:31 am

Halal football, how ridiculous. What’s next, they beat the cheerleaders because they dress in skimpy outfits and shake their butts?

Jarhead on August 11, 2011 at 8:50 am

I think the most obnoxious comments on these posts are those by people such as Sam who is supposedly “trying to be clear”. He obviously is very clear on his racist views, and is just using an expression like “trying to be clear” as an irritating rhetorical device.

What part of Israeli policy towards Palestine does Sam disagree with? Israel trying to maintain its existence in the midst of Muslim (Palestinian) terrorism? Yes, that makes him a terrorist.

I assume he doesn’t disagree with Israeli aid to those who are trying to destroy it — just like the London rioters get aid from those they are trying to destroy. All peas in a pod.

Little Al on August 11, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Little Al, regarding you’re comment at the end of your message about the riots in London, England. Bro, most of those rioters happen to be “welfare-recipients” who more likely never worked a day in their lives.

    So what are those low-life rioters doing, vandalizing people’s businesses, etc. and one of those foolish rioters claimed that “yadda yadda yadda the people who own their business are rich and we need our fare share yadda yadda yadda”! It sounds more like the rhetoric that President Obama spews out in this country on a daily basis, and we know that this president uses similar rhetoric like that by trashing the middle class.

    And more likely the poster “Hassan” who spewed out his anti-semitic post towards Debbie, more likely is on “public assistance” since he said that “yadda yadda yadda AND BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA IS THE BEST yadda yadda yadda”!

    “A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

    Sean R. on August 11, 2011 at 12:23 pm

The NFL has long been associated with petty liberal causes. Remember the pink flags and ref’s hats for breast cancer awareness month?

Anybody see that for prostate cancer?

This is just par for the course. If it’s fringe, liberal or anti-American, the National Felons League is into it.

Marcus Porcius on August 11, 2011 at 12:40 pm


k mcconnell on August 11, 2011 at 1:43 pm

The players pictured are African American, not Middle Eastern. This makes it suspicious, as most American born “Muslims” are converts (often in prison) who latched on to Calypso Louie’s fake “NOI” brand of Islam. NOI is basically a racist hate club for blacks who find it simpler to blame their woes on white people, and America in general. If the NFL is recognizing this fake brand, the situation is even worse. They don’t even recognize Ramitupyabutt

spiffo on August 11, 2011 at 2:37 pm


Does Obama show the same respect for Christianity, Judaism, Hiniduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Ba’hais, etc., as he does for Islam?

Obama gives speeches about Muslim holidays or “holy days,” and engages in special Islamic celebrations and related events inside the white house (small “w” and small “h” due to its current reduced value in relation to its current resident and his “staff” of mean, hate filled, socialist, vile people working there.

Obama orders the hiding of religious symbols at Christian related centers, such as Georgetown University, Notre Dame, etc., but he is all over the Islam thing.

Allahu Akbhar, Barack! Right, Barack!

The racist in chief, hanging out in a racist church, dealing with racist Attorney Generals, spewing racist attacks against US citizens, telling the Muslims and the world that the USA is no longer a Christian nation, but the US is a nation which has among the largest Muslim populations in the world, and that the US is influenced greatly by its history of Muslims.


People were dumb, mean spirited, socialist, hate filled, bigoted enough to vote for the Messiah, Savior of Mankind, The One, Mister Hope and Change. They are stupid enough to still think he is the cat’s meow. They will reelect him again in 2012 and put our nation deeper into the abyss.

William on August 11, 2011 at 8:55 pm

BTW Halal (Muslim) slaughter is the same as Kosher (Jewish) slaughter and it is prescribed this was specifically to avoid any ‘torture’ the animal. So get your facts straight you ignorant, racist xenophobe!

Linda on August 12, 2011 at 12:13 am

I’m shocked and disgusted that anyone could write such disgusting racist remarks! Muslim does not equal terrorist no more than Catholic or protestant, or Norwegian or white American (Oklahoma) equals terrorists. It is only the hatred and ignorance of people like Debbie and the rest of you sub-human idiots that such lies and filth are spread. Imagine if someone made such statements about Jews or Christians – with a few notably exceptions Benson Bear & Matt.

@Hassan although I know you were provoked by Debbie’s obscene racist remarks using such filthy language doesn’t help promote Islam and is certainly not something that should be done in Ramadan.

@Worry 01 – Ramadan isn’t about the sufferings of Mohammad (PBUH) it is about remembering the poor, the hungry and being thankful for the blessings God has given

Linda on August 12, 2011 at 12:30 am

Sorry Linda. We are not on your side. You’re either a dhimmi or a terrorist supporter.

Skunky on August 12, 2011 at 10:19 am

@Skunky (good name for you) & Sean R – I am not a supporter of terrorism or terrorists, and to suggest that not agreeing with you makes me that is stupid and incendiary. If you truly believe in democracy you would respect the beliefs of ALL people and the rights of those people to practice their beliefs. I’m not a bimbo either Sean. I am a well educated, well travelled tolerant person that makes judgments based on fact not conjecture. Based on your posts it is very easy to summarise what ignorant racists you are.

Linda on August 13, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Linda, first off, this country is a “REPUBLIC” not a democracy as you claim. Democracy means “the majority rule, also known as mob rule”, the US Constitution/Bill of Rights is the rule of law, and you would also notice that in the “Pledge of Alliegence”, it says “I pledge alliegence to the flag of the United States of America, and to the “republic”, NOT to the “democracy” as you claim. And yes Linda, I believe in freedom of speech as much as the next person, I may disagree with all of your sentiments, but you still have the right to speak your mind, just as it’s Debbie Schlussel’s right to speak her mind and voice her opinion on any topic, whether you agree with her or not.

    And you also said that you’re travelled, let me ask you this question Linda, did you travel to any islamic country in the middle east? If you did travel to any islamic country in middle east you would for sure know how they treat their women and children, they treat them like second and third class citizens. Linda, if you did travel to a muslim state in the ME, did you walk down roads all by yourself wearing “western street clothing” or were you forced to wear the full body covered burqa? And if you travelled to any muslim state in the ME, you as a woman are NOT allowed to walk the roads on your own, you would have to have a man walk with you, this is a fact Linda, I am NOT making these statements up.

    Oh and BTW, since you once again had the nerve to call me a racist like a parrot bird, I will ask you this question again Linda, what race is islam? Are muslims supposed to be a certain ethnic or racial group or did I miss something? Linda, you hear your fellow left wing ilk criticize christianity and judiasim do you call the far-left racist for bashing christianity and judiasim? You owe all of us here an apology for trying to libel us by calling us racist, truth is most of us the readers/posters on this blog are anti-racist. Debbie has non-white minority readers here (yes the majority of the readers/posters here are white, guess what, whites are STILL the majority of the US populace, accounting between 70-73% of the population), and I happen to be one of Debbie Schlussel’s non-white minority reader/fan on this website Linda.

    “A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

    Sean R. on August 14, 2011 at 10:18 am

Linda, you’re not nearly as smart as you think you are. People just like you are being dragged into the town square all over the muslim world for offenses under sharia. That’s not a real tolerant practice. Ask Warren Weinstien how tolerant Pakistans muslims are. That was a trick question, as he’s been kidnapped from the place he was staying at by muslims. Have a nice day.

samurai on August 14, 2011 at 12:30 pm

And you Worry1 are also an idiot. News article quoting their coach:

“”For this occasion, no,” it wasn’t a tough choice, Frazier said. “A chance to meet the president, visit the White House. I told him I hope in February or next May or whenever it is we’ll be going as a team. We’re excited for him. I think it’s a tremendous opportunity and a great honor.””

No mention of Ramadan. Rather, chance to meet the president, visit the White House. See? He thinks the team will be DOING THE SAME THING. That proves it is for visiting the White House, not for Ramadan, that he was released, cause the team sure as hell ain’t goin there for any religious reasons.

Benson Bear on August 18, 2011 at 2:19 am

All of you are pathetic. Iftar, google it, is the afternoon meal when you break your fast during Ramadan!

It isn’t special privileges, its a religious allowance.

I guess jews requesting ‘no pork’ at a dinner is a special meal request huh?

Get a grip and grow up.

American Muslim on November 20, 2011 at 6:44 pm

this is the most ignorant stuff ive ever seen! wow. society today..

Tom Briggs on January 22, 2012 at 2:00 am

This has to be one of the most racist article i ever read.Shame on you Mr Writer.You have played your part in creating hate among people.
Likes of you are the ones who wouldnt think twice about writing something that would make you money and create hate among people.

Be afraid of the day when you will be facing the Lord Almighty.
Shame on are a disgrace for a writer

mohammad umair on February 14, 2012 at 8:48 am

sean’s a liberal faggot and skunky is a smelly old witch! love you linda!

jews killed gentiles in the past (hittites, jebusites, canaanites, et al) so… pot n kettle anyone?

debbie, would you whine if JEWISH players wanted time off? bet you wouldn’t, hypocrite!

mary on March 7, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Omg what a racist and jealous cunt you are. For once in this century muslims are being valued for their beliefs and you dont like it? You are getting jealous? Please and dont even get me started on killing people because we have killed alot of people in the past too. And you should be ashamed of writing such hateful comments. All this racism and discrimination is spreading becausr of people like you. Put your feet in another mans shoes if you are gonna talk ahit about them atleast

Khan on May 31, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Wow u r honestly an idiot whoevr rote this…. Ramadan is much larger than u imagine im muslim and am also lived here all my life and im 13 now and play football im basically an amarican muslim. Wat u guys dont understand is its a big deal and u wud hav to learn about it and do it to kno how serious it is anyway i dont skip practice i just do fasting a little before or after its time for practice season and i hope others do this also

Talha yasin on June 28, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Everybody has a right to his/her own opinion….if u want to think all muslims are terrorists then its your opinion and your freedom just dont use it to spread hate and intolerance

Karlitoz on August 29, 2012 at 12:52 am

The NFL is a private organization and they can set their own rules. Unless the government is mandating this treatment, while denying it from others, there isn’t much to say here.

Alexander on September 17, 2012 at 12:19 am

Wow….what ignorance…it’s because of uneducated losers like you( debbie ) that make people hate Americans. You cant define an entire religion based on what one person or group of people do. Would it be fair to call all Chritians terrorists because of what Timithy McVey did? Or all Jews terrorists because some of them kill innocent Palestinian women and children? If the President would have invited a player to a Christmas or Thanksgiving event…we wouldnt be talking about this right now because it wouldnt have been an issue….Its only an issie because their Muslim and its a Ramadan dinner… your obviously Islamaphobic. BTW….since everybody else is showing their ignorant side…i guess i will too….Debbie, your nothing but a wannabe journalist that writes about a bunch of fucking nonsense….your skanky looking ass would be much better off somewhere on a stripper pole….where possibly someone might find you enjoyable….because as a writer YOU SUCK!

julie on October 10, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Im astonished by your last comment you cant blame islam for the atrocity of 9/11 (its not conclusive that so called muslims were involved). If you were serious about your religious and cultural days you would have public holidays…also trying to say the muslim dinner after fasting has no importance compared to other life scenarios is just ignorant, each situation or event have there own significance. I applaud the two men for having a strong comitment to their faith.

Syed rahman on November 29, 2012 at 11:18 am

don’t drop a penny in this woman’s donate box. she don’t deserve it after this post. she needs to be taught, rather than try to teach. DEBBIE…. BRING PROOF IN YOUR ARTICLES. May God guide you.

DQ on December 1, 2012 at 8:07 pm

a very true comment i left is awaiting moderation… why arent my other comments awaiting the same?? hmmmm i hope you leave my comment there and NOT delete it.

DQ on December 1, 2012 at 8:50 pm

big ben didnt play a few weeks ago because of delivery of a baby. Vikings antoine winfield didn’t practice due to brother’s funeral he had to attend. the list goes on. this woman needs to get her facts str8. google instead of listening to what she says.

dq on December 3, 2012 at 2:29 am

i posted the links to the truth earlier but this woman’s website censored the truth and left my comment “awaiting moderation”. guess this is automatically set up to censor certain things.

dq on December 3, 2012 at 2:34 am

You know nothing about ISLAM IT’S BIGGER THAN THE NFL OR CHRISTMAS OR MEETING THE PRESIDENT! GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT B4 YOU WRITE SUCH A UNTRUE ARTICLE!! I do think the greedy NFL should allow players to be off for babies births & funerals & 1 holiday at least! Ramadan is huge for muslims! & You don’t have enough correct facts to even write an article about it! The NFL is so political anyway, if those players weren’t going to the white house to have dinner with the president THEY WOULD NOT BEEN GOING TO CELEBRATE RAMADAN ITS NOT A DINNER ITS A HOLY MONTH & THE CELEBRATION IS ON THE LAST DAY TO PRAISE & APPRECIATE GOD & PEACE & MANKIND & MAKE SPECIAL PRAYERS!! They didn’t special privelages they only allowed the muslim players leave because it was the president,no other time has this happened! Yes the NFL should change their rules & stop being so selfish a greedy,there are far more important things in life besides making money through foot ball! God is 1st & people just forget that! I’m happy the muslim brothers got a day off for Ramadan…I’m sad it had to be a big problem,people like you complaining about it! smh I pray for you and the rest of the world that really has no clue about True ISLAM (because the media mainly portrays the negative people that destroy the true meaning!!) throughout history there has been all kinds of religions & races that displayed evil! But muslims & Islam get bad raps because of some that have abused the faith in vain! Im so sick of it,When I know there a far more good muslims than bad!! I LOVE BEING MUSLIM BECAUSE EVERY ONE AROUND ME, THAT IS MUSLIM IS KIND,LOVING,CARING & GIVING AND PEACEFUL,SERVING GOD IN A PEACEFUL LOVING MANNER,TO HELP TEH WORLD NOT DESTROY IT!! This article is full of opinions & judgments, a joke! and ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE & ONE DAY YOU WILL MEET YOUR MAKER! I pray for your ignorance!! MAY PEACE BE UPON YOU AUTHOR & ALL THE PEOPLE THAT HAD NEGATIVE COMMENTS!! ASSALMA ALAIKUM MEANS MAY PEACE BE UPON YOU!!!!!

PRINCESS MALIK on November 6, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Ok sooooo yall cray. I understand why you would say that it’s not fair treatment and its understandable but why take it so far as to be racist towards them. U guys should b hatting on the nfl not the muslims

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