Cheap football shirts bogus by Nike and Adidas, including those of Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona, accept been banned by Islamic State in the Al-Furat arena in Iraq.
As appear by Richard Wheatstone of the Daily Mirror, Isis’ Hisba badge accept fabricated the ruling, and any aperture of it agency a being could accept 80 lashes as punishment.
It agency no replica jerseys can be beat of any of the above sides, as able-bodied as the brand of Manchester City, Chelsea and AC Milan. National aggregation strips beat by England, France, Germany and the United States are aswell prohibited.
In the report, it’s acclaimed MEMRI Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor, who accumulate tabs on agitator groups, accept declared that bulletins accept been issued to accomplish locals acquainted of the ban on the football shirts sale.
Additionally, it’s been appear that three men were about flogged for arena football in Mosul, per Iraqi News (h/t Bethan McKernan of The Independent). Isis associates are said to accept ripped up a Barcelona shirt beat by one of the men, which had Lionel Messi’s name printed on the back.
McKernan added that according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Isis accede the attempt of the action at allowance with Islam, as it requires a referee.
According to Wheatstone, as an alternative, a “Qisas” arrangement has been developed that encourages players to “claim advantage or seek animus adjoin opponents,” with the accepted rules implemented by FIFA accounted “a abuse of Allah’s command and the Sunnah.”