Sunday, August 26, 2007

Blasphemous balls


The BBC has a story about an American attempt to win hearts and minds in Afghanistan by dropping soccer balls from airplanes, which turned out to contain words from the Koran, including the name Allah (in the flag of Saudi Arabia, which was one of several flags depicted on the balls). It’s generally considered less than respectful to kick the name of Allah.

The thing is, though, it was an entertaining enough story, but it just didn’t live up to the headline: “‘Blasphemous’ Balls Anger Afghans.”

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