‘Blasphemous’ balls anger Afghans

Posted on August 26, 2007 

‘Blasphemous’ balls anger Afghans

A demonstration has been held in south- east Afghanistan accusing US troops of insulting Islam after they distributed footballs bearing the name of Allah.

Saudi Arabia has complained to the World Cup’s ruling body in the past about the use of its flag on footballs.

Mullahs in Afghanistan criticised the US forces for their insensitivity, and around 100 people held a demonstration in Khost.

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