Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Where Can A Shiite And A Sunni Sit In Peace?

It sure as hell isn't Iraq. But at a soccer stadium in Jordan, not only does it not matter what sect you belong to, they're even letting teenage girls in to watch from the stands. All of this is currently taking place at the West Asian Football Federation Championships.

According to Wikipedia, the tournament is made up of "mainly West Asian countries and territories, that are not invited to the Persian Gulf Cup of Nations." It is usually held every two years, but for some reason, last year's edition in Lebanon fell through. This year's participants include: Iraq, Iran, Palestine, Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon.

Iraqis find common ground – on a soccer field [Christian Science Monitor]


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