Tuesday, January 19, 2010

"Islamic Solidarity Games" canceled over semantics

The Second Islamic Solidarity Games competition, meant to be held in Tehran and already postponed once, was canceled.

The reason?

Because Iran insists on using the term "Persian Gulf" while Arab countries, especially the Saudis who organize the competition, insist on calling it the "Arabian Gulf."

The Games were originally scheduled for October and were postponed partially over this very issue.

Isn't Islamic solidarity great?