My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Oh no...The Islamic Games are Cancelled...

Do they have car firebombing as a sport???
The Riyadh-based Islamic Solidarity Federation on Sunday called off the athletic games planned for Tehran in April because of Iran's use of the term "Persian Gulf" on winners' medals.

The ISF, headed by Saudi Olympic Federation president Prince Sultan bin Fahd, said after an emergency board meeting that Iran's local organizing committee "unilaterally took some decisions without asking the federation by writing some slogans on the medals and pamphlets of the games."

"In spite of convincing arguments made to the ISSF executive committee, regrettably and without presenting any logical reasons, the ISSF committee decided not to hold the games with Iran as the host "

Iran "did not abide by the rules of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF)" and "did not follow the decisions taken by the general assembly of the federation at a previous meeting in Riyadh," it said in a statement.

The games were being called off because of the dispute, the ISF said.


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