It seems that nowadays all it takes is a small group of angry Muslims for a nation with a Christian majority to bow to Sharia law in order to assure they do not offend Islam. However, they in turn end up offending the majority, and quickly realize that the Muslims they tried to appease are still upset.
This is the case with one of the biggest sports teams in the world: Real Madrid.
The famous soccer team has chosen to remove the cross from their club crest as part of a three-year deal with the National Bank of Abu Dhabi in the capital of the United Arab Emirates.
The Telegraph reports:
It is believed the European champions’ new crest, minus the Christian cross, was created so as not to offend Muslim sensibilities in the United Arab Emirates, where a marketing drive will take place.
Club president Florentino Perez labelled the deal as a “strategic alliance with one of the most prestigious institutions in the world”.
But the redesigning of the famous club badge shows, according to Spanish sports paper Marca, how far top clubs are willing to go, including sacrificing part of their famous identity, to generate new revenue streams.
A new credit card, which doubles as a Real Madrid membership card, was paraded by Perez where the new design is clearly seen.
The UAE’s judicial system is derived from Sharia law, which dictates their majorly Muslim population. The symbol of the cross is a forbidden symbol in their nation, which is not surprising since apostasy is a crime punishable by death.
Surprisingly there has been no word from the LGBT community on the issue, since homosexuality is also an offense punishable by death in Abu Dhabi. It be wise for this social group to be more offended by the appeasement of Islamic rule than the Christians many of them so despise.
Real Madrid has figuratively sold their souls for a monetary deal with Islam. Still, Christians continue to give in to the Muslim minority as they see their heritage slowly stripped away. First, a tiny cross is removed from a soccer logo. Then, Muslims are demanding Sharia law in a Western country. Don’t believe it? Just look at much of Europe.
Courtesy of Mad World News