Gay Soccer: The Great Diplomatic Weapon

Following their embrace of refugees who are fleeing anti-gay persecution in Iran, The Netherlands has devised a way to ease tension between Muslims and gay people in their own country: sponsoring a soccer tournament between gays and Muslims.

“A Dutch multicultural group is organizing a soccer tournament between gays and Muslims, hoping to counter what a study published on Thursday said was a rising tide of fear among gays.

An organizer of the group, Suzanne Ijsselmuiden, said she hoped the competition will “help ease these tensions so that people can openly talk about homosexuality.”

We applaud this Pepsi-commercial solution to the conflict of Muslim homophobia. Although we believe there just might be a few homophobic Muslims who will sign up for the tournament to pummel their gay opponents into the ground, making for quite a non-peaceful match and leaving the gay players more terrified of Muslims than ever.

Organizers of the tournament said players who are gay AND Muslim can choose whichever team they are on. Our guess is they’ll join the team with the hotter players.

Gay vs. Muslim soccer to solve the world’s problems [AP]