The Islamic State has already banned math and satellite dishes in its Syrian strongholds, so why not soccer refereeing, too?
According to a human rights organization based in the United Kingdom, ISIS has done just that because the referees’ adherence to FIFA rules goes against Sharia law.
Soccer referees “do not judge according to what Allah has revealed,” an ISIS court recently ruled, according to a report published by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (via the Independent). This apparently is “a violation of Allah’s command and the Sunnah,” one of the main sources that guide Sharia law.
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