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French Muslim soccer team refuses to play against a team which promotes homosexual rights and has gay players. Team director says "As a Muslim, I have the right not to play against homosexuals"[edit]

An amateur Muslim soccer team has provoked an outcry in France after refusing to play against a team which promotes homosexual rights and has gay players.

The Creteil Bebel Muslim team pulled out of its planned tie with Paris Foot Gay (PFG) at the weekend, saying it went against their religious beliefs to play against homosexuals.
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Creteil Bebel defended their pullout, saying their religious convictions were much more important than any sporting event.

"As a Muslim, I have the right not to play against homosexuals because I don't share their ideas," Zahir Belgarbi, one of the team directors, told France Bleu radio.

PFG was set up in 2003 to fight against homophobia, which is rampant in some of the poor suburbs around Paris where it plays.

Brethes said he was shocked by the way Creteil Bebel players had openly revealed their prejudices. "It is as if they find it normal to be homophobes," he said.

"By the Quran, we will kill you all, you faggots!" Five Muslims attack gay club in Paris beating the bouncers and spraying some attendants, including the vice president of IDAHO, with tear gas[edit]

Several people were slightly injured when a homophobic attack occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning, at the entrance of club Cud, in the gay Marais area of Paris, France.

One of the victims, Alexandre Marcel, the vice president of IDAHO (International Day Against Homophobia) charity was among the injured.

A complaint was filed with the French police by Marcel, no arrests have been made so far.

Marcel described to the French press the attack: ‘At 2.30 in the morning, I left the bar to smoke a cigarette with my partner, when five guys arrived and started to hit the bouncers, saying: ‘by the Quran, we will kill you all, you faggots!

‘I wanted to return to the club to take refuge. One of the bouncers who was bleeding a lot asked me to call the police.

‘When one of the attackers saw that I started calling the police and sprayed my face with a pepper based tear-gas.

Marcel recounted: ‘the attacker told me “that'll teach you a lesson to call the police you faggot!”

‘It was violent.

‘After that, I lost my sight for ten minutes.’

Marcel stated that in total three bouncers were beaten, while he, a friend and some clients of the bar were sprayed with the pepper based tear gas

He said that his skin and eyes still have a burning sensation, and that he was coughing and spitting for many hours.

He stated: ‘The worse thing is, that the bouncers told me that they won’t file a complaint with the police because the attackers won’t be found anyway,’ he recounted.

‘The police arrived 15 minutes later but the attackers already fled. When I left the club the bouncers confirmed they do would not want to file a complaint.

‘Can you imagine? To be attacked in a club in the Marais and not file a complaint?’

Marcel filed a complaint to the police station the 3rd district of Paris, giving a description of the five attackers as of North African origin (Maghreb).

The police department stated on Sunday morning that it did not succeed in arresting the attackers.

‘If the facts are true, I condemn them completely’, affirmed Pierre Aidenbaum, mayor of the 3rd district of Paris.

Louis-Georges Tin, Chairperson of the IDAHO charity organization, stated such assaults ‘are more common than it seems in the Marais.

‘On the contrary, the Marais can attract homophobes.

‘While complaints are being filed only too rarely.’

Marcel also stated that the homophobic tones of the current debate on France’s gay marriage bill incite such violence. He called on all the religious leaders, including the head of the French Muslim Council, to condem the homophobic attack and campaign more responsibly...

Gay man beaten severely for walking through a Muslim suburb of Paris with his boyfriend, injuries include a missing tooth, broken bones, and fractured pieces of bone in his skull[edit]

“A man in Paris, France was reportedly beaten for walking with arm in arm with his boyfriend Olivier early Sunday morning. Wilfred de Bruijn, a French resident, says he was assaulted while walking in Paris’ 19th arrondissement. He says he sustained several injuries, including a missing tooth, broken bones, and fractured pieces of bone in his skull. He posted a photo of his wounds on his Facebook page with the caption “Sorry to show you this. It’s the face of homophobia,” reports Al Jazeera.

The 19th arrondissement of Paris is mainly populated with Muslim and North African immigrant families and who live adjacent to Orthodox jews. The area is known for suffering high rates of crime fueled by “gang warfare,” and ethnically-charged clashes are commonplace.

The 19th arrondissement was also the location of some of the worst scenes of unrest during the city’s riots in 2005. Muslim extremists also attacked a gay club in Paris last year.

While the majority of people responded to de Bruijn’s photo by noting how it reflected the sad state of human rights in 2013, some accused him of faking the story, asking why the wounds were not dressed and why de Bruijn only took 10 days sick leave from work.

It is important to emphasize that most Muslims abhor violence and that those who resort to it are in the minority. However, many see the rise of Muslim extremism in western cities as a growing menace that is being downplayed as a result of political correctness.

In January 2010, videos began to emerge of so-called “Muslim patrols” in different areas of London. Although condemned by mosques, the aim of the patrols was to create “Muslim zones” where behavior such as drinking alcohol, dressing inappropriately, or appearing to be homosexual was met with intimidation and threats by gangs of Muslim men.

Signs that read “Sharia controlled zone” have also been plastered all over communities in London and other UK cities, with residents warned, “You are entering a Sharia-controlled zone – Islamic rules enforced.”

On the other hand, numerous videos have also emerged of white people engaging in lurid racist rants against ethnic minorities on public transport. Such stories have received massive attention and countless thousands of comments. White people have also been the target of such rants metered out by blacks and Muslims.

The rise of social media and the widespread ability of people to film incidents in real time using cell phones has undoubtedly made it appear as if such activity is on the increase. However, the figures do show that “racist attacks” are increasing against both white populations and minorities in major western countries such as the United Kingdom and America.

Whether by accident or design, the intense media focus on these incidents has served to drive a further wedge between people of different ethnicity, faith and lifestyle – which in the long term will only serve to reduce the ability for people to unite under the banner of freedom in pursuit of their common interests.