Aussie Sharia Rules Football: Muslim prayer rooms to open at all stadiums

First the Vegemite, now Aussie Rules. Submission and sharia go hand in hand. Dhimmis. 

It’s not practical, it’s stupid, it’s political correctness gone mad.”

via Prayer rooms to open at Aussie Rules grounds | Stuff.co.nz.

Aussie Rules is often considered a religion as well as a sport and now the boundary lines have controversially merged following a successful plea from a Muslim AFL player to establish prayer rooms at match venues nationwide.

Bachar Houli convinced the AFL to introduce the rooms for Muslim fans so they had a place to pray during matches – an alternative to congregating in stairwells or carparks.

The 23-year-old midfielder from Melbourne club Richmond is also the AFL’s multicultural ambassador and was pleased with a victory that has drawn widespread condemnation and ridicule from fans — and Jeff Kennett, the former Liberal Premier of Victoria and president of Hawthorn football club.

“People want to go and enjoy the footy as well as continue with their beliefs, and if it means they have to pray once a day at the footy, we’re not asking for much,” Houli said.

He argued more devout Muslims — those who pray five times a day – would come to matches if they had a place to pray.

But Kennett disagreed, telling The Australian newspaper: “To put prayer rooms into sporting venues is not part of the Australian lexicon, it’s not the way in which we’ve behaved.

“I think it’s an overreaction, I think it’s absolute rubbish. It’s not practical, it’s stupid, it’s political correctness gone mad.”

Multi-faith prayer rooms have been introduced at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, and Sydney’s ANZ Stadium.

The organisation which runs the Sydney Cricket Ground said it had no issues with installing a permanent prayer room.

“We’ve had (temporary) prayer rooms in the past, particularly for cricket, as part of our multicultural policy. It’s for when teams like Pakistan tour here. We cater for all ethnic groups and facilities,” an SCG spokesman said.

The AFL’s move was welcomed Muslim Australia vice-president Ikebal Patel.

“What’s the problem in someone enjoying a game of footy and at the same time being mindful of their religious obligations?

“It’s not only Muslims who might like to pray. It is engaging with God, and they might even be praying for Hawthorn to win.”

AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou said the organisation had an obligation to make venues welcoming to people of all cultures but not all fans were as inclusive.

“What next, the Adhan over the loudspeakers instead of the final siren?” posted one fan of Houli’s Richmond.

“Or . . . half-time breaks to coincide with mid-afternoon prayer? Or designated women-only areas at the ground on the top deck completely out of sight and earshot of any men? Actually, that one’s not a bad idea.”

“This is OUR game and I’m sick of all this multicultural crap that is dividing our country,” another posted.

“The last bastion of Australian culture to be stripped away from us in the name of Islam ….

“Football should be football. It’s a religion in itself. Let it be.”


20 Responses

  1. Will they also have a rooms for Chrisitans, Jews, Wiccans and other religions?

    • No !! …Only appeasing the Muslims ….They have the loudest `whiney` crybaby voice !! They are `Never` Happy !! Let him go home or to his Mosque to `Pray` after the game !!

      • It would be ashame if someone forgot their pork sandwich in that room.

        Wonder if a service pig would be allowed entry?

    • muse1876, the reply I got was that the prayer rooms are for all, what a load of rubbish. I bet if a Christian goes in there will be a big stink. Keep religion and politics out of our game. Shame on you Bachar and the AFL. Why would you want to come to a game and go to a prayer room, you would miss most of the game, as don’t they pray so many times a day? If I want to Pray I do it in my head or out loud if the Tigers are going for a goal lol

  2. What is the world so afraid of. When will simple common sense come back in style.

    • It’s called appeasement!! When are the Australian people going to wake up??? This garbage is spreading everywhere and if we don’t put a stop to it collectively they will take over!!

  3. Oh Aussie, what are you doing? These cretins need to pray duing a football game? Give me strength. Why don’t muslims just GROW UP and join the human race?

  4. And another thing-looks like I won’t be buying any more Vegemite-it’s gone halal.

  5. It’s easy! THESE STUPID MUSLINS MUST GO BACK TO THEIR BIRTH COUNTRIES! IF THEY DON’T ACCEPT THE CIVIL LAW FROM THE OCCIDENTAL COUNTRIES WHERE THEY LIVE, AND AS THEY DON’T DO ANYTHING TO BE ASSIMILATED OVER THERE, THEY CAN’T LIVE IN OCCIDENT! SO THEY MUST COME BACK ISLAMIST COUNTRIES, THEIR TRUE AND ORIGINAL COUNTRIES! SO OT OF AMERICA! BECAUSE IN AMERICA AND IN EUROPE THER IS ONE LAW FOR ALL PEOPLE! ALETHEA RIO DE JANEIRO BRASIL

  6. I think one venue for fanatics is enough to contend with, shy of having to consider another group of fanatics that should not receive special consideration. Should they put a confession booth for Catholics? Ridiculous. Because the real agenda is subversion of the West and all its endeared symbols and values.

  7. Ozzie Anne, where are you on this?

  8. This is complete insanity! People don’t go to football games to pray & if they must then it’s their responsibility to find a private place to do it, like in their own car.

    This is forced sharia and nothing less. If you allow this then much more is coming down the pike.

    What will it take for the people to rise up?

  9. next it will be the NRL if the muslims get their way

    • I’m sick and tired of these muslims coming here and wanting us to live their way of life! We have never had any problems with other religions until these muslims came along. I send a number of emails to the AFL and to my team Richmond, expressing how ashamed I am that Bachar plays for my team. Geezz he is only 1 player and he speaks and the AFL command. I am not renewing my membership if this goes ahead. I can see this causing fights at games, and we can only blame one person Bachar, well we can blame that idiot presedent of the AFL, as well. I’m so annoyed at this. I urge all fans to sign petitions against the prayer rooms.

  10. Why do we need a multicultural ambassador? If you live in Australia then you should mix in, this crap of multicultural is so stupid, John Howard did not like that word at all. Like the song goes, We are One We Are Australian.

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  12. Very very weak AFL to cave in and give special treatment to these Muslims.
    All true Australians should stand up and stop going to these venues that are giving in to these Muslims.With no bums on seats our voices will be heard loud and clear.
    This is a disgrace

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