The Critical 'I'

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Sunday, December 28, 2003

INTIFADA ON THE GRIDIRON: FOLLOW-UP
Three weeks ago to the day, I made note of the story about a Southern California Muslim football league with controversial team names like "Intifada" and "Soldiers of Allah". Now, the story is back, with the controversy ramped up to the point where the league's tournament is threatened with cancellation. In particular, the issue centers around the "Intifada" team, which, unlike the teams formerly known as "Soldiers of Allah" and "Mujahideen", decided not to change its name in the face of criticism.

Like I said before, one side's freedom fighter is another's terrorist. It's an emotionally-charged atmosphere.