Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Melting Cup: Muslim Footballers Kick Stereotypes in Brazil

By Saif Shahin, New Age Islam
22 June 2014
At the stroke of half-time, Karim Benzema shot from the penalty spot into the corner of the Honduran net as a nation of 66 million erupted in euphoria. Three minutes into the second half, the Frenchman’s volley deflected from the far post into the hands of the Honduran goalkeeper Vallardes before leaking past the line. Benzema kicked in once again 24 minutes later to exorcise the demons of South Africa 2010 and single-footedly lead France to its first victory in a World Cup match in eight years. As the players hugged each other, Benzema softly muttered a prayer of gratitude—in Arabic.,-new-age-islam/the-melting-cup--muslim-footballers-kick-stereotypes-in-brazil/d/97665

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