Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Soccer Fans in Turkey Boo During a Moment of Silence for Victims of Paris Attacks
This is the kind of story that really makes me worried, and leads me to believe that Pope Francis might have a point about it being World War III right under our noses.
During a moment of silence (or what was supposed to be a moment of silence) meant to honor the victims of the Paris attacks, there was a vocal minority of fans who
Some even shouted "Allahu Akbar," which is quite chilling, given that this is what has often been said by terrorists while in the act of committing their atrocities.
My guess is that they are either tired of Westerners stereotyping Muslims, or perhaps they feel that the victims of the bombings in Beirut (more thoughts on that in a post that I hope to publish soon).
Either way, however, I think that this kind of behavior is disgraceful and inexcusable. There is no reason, absolutely none, that can justify such blatant disrespect towards victims of terrorism.
Turkish Soccer Fans Boo a Minute’s Silence for the Victims of Paris Attacks by Rishi Iyengar, Nov. 17, 2015: