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Offline DCPatriot

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What If Tim Tebow Were a Muslim?
« on: December 07, 2011, 08:10:25 PM »
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/12/07/what-if-tim-tebow-were-muslim/


What If Tim Tebow Were a Muslim?

Imagine for a second, the Denver Broncos quarterback is a devout follower of Islam, sincere and principled in his beliefs and thus bowed toward Mecca to celebrate touchdowns. Now imagine if Detroit Lions player Stephen Tulluch and Tony Scheffler mockingly bowed toward Mecca, too, after tackling him for a loss or scoring a touchdown, just like what happened in October.
I know what would happen. All hell would break loose.

Stinging indictments issued by sports columnists. At least a few outraged religious leaders chiming in on his behalf. Depending on what else had happened that day, they might have a chance at becoming Keith Olbermann's Worst Person In The World.
And there would be apologies. Oh, Lord, would there be apologies -- by players, by coaches, possibly by ownership with a tiny chance of a statement by NFL commish Roger Goodell.

You cannot mock Muslim faith, not in this country, not anywhere really.


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Re: What If Tim Tebow Were a Muslim?
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2011, 08:23:53 PM »
His name wouldn't be Tim Tebow?
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Re: What If Tim Tebow Were a Muslim?
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2011, 08:37:40 PM »
Could work both ways. Olbermann and co would more supportive and freeper types might be less so.
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Re: What If Tim Tebow Were a Muslim?
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2011, 08:48:33 PM »
Could work both ways. Olbermann and co would more supportive and freeper types might be less so.

I was thinking more of the mock imitations by players throughout the league.  If they were mocking a Muslim by bowing to the East, etc., there would be death threats.
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Re: What If Tim Tebow Were a Muslim?
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2011, 09:10:37 PM »
I was thinking more of the mock imitations by players throughout the league.  If they were mocking a Muslim by bowing to the East, etc., there would be death threats.

Yes indeed there would.


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