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Old 09-05-2009, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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Is the reason there are no apparent Muslims playing football because of the use of pigskin for the ball?
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Old 09-05-2009, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Is this a serious post?
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Old 09-05-2009, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Nowhere'sville
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Is this a serious post?

Probably. Muslims are not supposed to even handle pork products.
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Old 09-05-2009, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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Is the reason there are no apparent Muslims playing football because of the use of pigskin for the ball?
There are tons of Islamic soccer (football) teams.

American football (NFL) is largely unknown outside the US. Even I've forced myself to learn and watch it, thanks to patient friends who explained, and I still don't get the fun

To us transplants, it's like, what's so heroic and manly about this game?!?!?

Soccer (football), field hockey, rugby, cricket are more entertaining and heroic
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Old 09-05-2009, 06:27 PM
 
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# Ryan Harris [82]
# Hamza Abdullah - Safety player for the Cleveland Browns [83][84]
# Husain Abdullah - Safety player for the Minnesota Vikings [85]
# Kareem Brown - Defensive end player for the New York Jets [86]
# Ahmad Brooks - Linebacker player for the San Francisco 49ers [87]
# Az-Zahir Hakim - Wide receiver player formerly for the St. Louis Rams [88]
# Ahmard Hall - Fullback player for the Tennessee Titans [89]
# Abdul Hodge - Linebacker player for the Cincinnati Bengals [90]
# Ahmad Rashād - Former player for Minnesota Vikings, award winning sports-caster (converted in 1972) [91][92]
# Ramzee Robinson - Cornerback for the Detroit Lions [93]
# Ephraim Salaam - Offensive tackle player for the Detroit Lions [94]
# Usama Young - Free safety player for the New Orleans Saints
List of American Muslims - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yep, apparently none
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Old 09-05-2009, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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A dozen over two and a half decades? Yeah, that sure makes the statement doesn't it.

So how do they handle being Muslim and handling pigskin?
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Old 09-05-2009, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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A dozen over two and a half decades? Yeah, that sure makes the statement doesn't it.

So how do they handle being Muslim and handling pigskin?
So you think footballs are still literally made out of pigskin? What is this, 1921?
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Old 09-05-2009, 10:18 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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Is the reason there are no apparent Muslims playing football because of the use of pigskin for the ball?
Muhsin Muhammad, WR for the Carolina Panthers, all-pro for 3 seasons- Sorry if I mis-spelled your name Moose! You're one of my heroes, from what I've read about your work with kids, you are indeed a class act!!!
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Old 09-05-2009, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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So how do they handle being Muslim and handling pigskin?
They probably wear leather gloves.
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Old 09-05-2009, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Valencia, Spain
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......rugby,.....
Now you're talking my language!
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