You know they hate Christians when they arrest a pro-soccer player for having a Jesus tattoo. And if you really want to start a riot – kiss your cross. Hey wait minute… aren’t Muslims the ones who DEMAND we tolerate their religion, yet they viciously attack ours. Scary stuff.
Stand up for Jesus. Combat Christophobia. Legalize Jesus.
The Mideast – WORLD
Colombian Soccer Player Reportedly Detained in
Saudi Arabia Over Jesus Tattoo
- Colombian soccer player Juan Pablo Pina.
Juan Pablo Pino, 24, a member of Saudi Arabia’s Al Nasr soccer club, was taken into custody in Riyadh on Friday by Saudi moral police after mall customers complained about the tattoos. Pino was visiting the mall with his pregnant wife, the Catholic News Agency reports.
Nayimi Sheik Mohammed, a Saudi cleric, told Colombia Reports that the country respects Shariah law and that tattoos must be covered at all times.
Pino later apologized for his actions and was released from custody after a team delegate discussed the matter with police.
Last year, Romanian soccer player Mirel Radoi of the Al Hilal team drew criticism when he kissed the tattoo of a cross he has on his arm after scoring a goal, the Catholic News Agency reports.
The conservative Muslim country also has faced international condemnation recently for its law banning women from driving. Last month, Saudi King Abdullah, facing global pressure, revoked the sentence of a Saudi woman ordered to receive 10 lashes for driving.