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Thursday, December 15, 2005

FIFA wont have Iran banned from World Cup

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FIFA will allow Iran to participate in next year's World Cup despite calls from German politicians for the Islamic nation to be banned, since the country's president denies the Holocaust.

President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called the Holocaust a "myth" utilized by Europe as a pretext for carving out a Jewish state in the heart of the Muslim world.

Ahmadinejad's opinions were denounced in Germany, a sensitive nation due to its Nazi past. Hitler's Nazi regime was responsible for the deaths of six million Jews in the Holocaust.

The demmands for banning Iran from the event in Germany came mostly from the opposition Greens party, although they had been supported by parts of the media and members of the country's ruling coalition.

"A nation with such a leader, who is driving the country into isolation, has nothing to do at Germany 2006," said Angelika Beer, a Greens member of the European Parliament.

The leader of the Greens in Germany's parliament, Volker Beck, said Iran have to be shown that "this cannot go on and that it cannot remain without consequences."

FIFA spokesman Andreas Herren claimed that Iran will take part in the 32-nation tournament.

"FIFA strictly separates sports from politics," he told the press.


Anonymous Barak from Israel said...

Iran must not take part in world cup!
Iran is a threat to the free world and must be stopped! People of the world- unite and protest against Iran and it's evil leaders!!!

Why should we protest? Because-
Iran had set a goal to spread islam across the world by all means, as a part from its ideology.
Iran has been proved by top western intelligence agancies to support terror- spending huge amounts of oil money to secretly fund Al Quaida, Hizbulla, Islamic Jihad and Hammas. All of them are responsible to killing inoccent civilians in countries all over the world.
Iran is racing to develop ballistic missiles capable of reaching any country in europe! Iran has experience in using chemical warheads.
And finally, Iran admitted hiding it's nuclear project for 20 years (!), and is known to have another, secret project, to make nuke bombs.
We must tell Iranian leader and people- stop what you are doing now!!! you will not be a part of us, nor take part in our games, nor threaten us anymore!!!

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