NY Public School Hosting Muslim ONLY Basketball

Looking through Craigslist the other night I came across the following adverstisement. So in keeping with the sports theme of last night, I decided to post it.

Try outs for a Muslim basketball league team

Date: 2012-07-23, 2:14PM EDT

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Try out wedesday at 6pm email for location 

This is for 30 years or older Muslim basketball league 

Startng mid september Games are every Thursday from 7pm or 8pm and 9 pm slots . 

12 game season and playloffs ..Requirments — must be Muslim and be above 29 years old 

  • it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

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After doing some homework I found out that the location of the tryouts for the Allah only league is I.S. 010 Horace Greeley. Clemente Lopes is the Principal, and the school is located at 45-11 31ST Ave,Queens, NY.

How will they know if a potential player is a Muslim? Will they ask them if they want to kill Jews to reach judgment day?

Sahih Muslim Book 041, Number 6985:

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews.

What happens if the player apostates from Islam during the course of the league?

Sahih Bukhari Volume 9, Book 84, Number 57:
Narrated ‘Ikrima:

Some Zanadiqa (atheists) were brought to ‘Ali and he burnt them. The news of this event, reached Ibn ‘Abbas who said, “If I had been in his place, I would not have burnt them, as Allah’s Apostle forbade it, saying, ‘Do not punish anybody with Allah’s punishment (fire).’ I would have killed them according to the statement of Allah’s Apostle, ‘Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him.'”

The call for the separation of Muslims and non-Muslim reminds me of Mecca…..(picture).

The school can be reached HERE.

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