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#2
It definitely looks disrespectful, but this is an interesting take:
Others defended the Saudi team, suggesting the minute’s silence was not a recognised way to show respect and condolences in the country’s culture or in Islam more broadly.


But anyway, why didn't they stand for it? Really? Has anyone asked them?
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It definitely looks disrespectful, but this is an interesting take:


But anyway, why didn't they stand for it? Really? Has anyone asked them?

Even if it isn't their culture who cares? They were in Australia where it apparently is their culture.

EDIT: Which isn't to suggest you need to completely follow another country's culture if you're visiting there, but it's something like this you should.
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#5
Yeah, that "it's not their culture" claim is just apologist B.S.

The level of hatred and disrespect for Westerners is far more widespread in the Middle East than most people realize, or want to accept. It may only be a tiny percentage of extremists who commit the atrocities, but a significant number are okay with it.
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Is that the team name?

Please tell me that's what Australia calls their national team. 

I'm in no way trying to redirect to you google as a jerk, but I googled it and the description that came up made me laugh.
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#12
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lmao what are you expecting i mean rly

international perspectives.
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Is that the team name?

Please tell me that's what Australia calls their national team. 

yes lol
#16
Football/soccer players being dicks, woah
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I'm in no way trying to redirect to you google as a jerk, but I googled it and the description that came up made me laugh.

That's magical.  I only read that part of article, amazing. 
#18
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Football/soccer players being dicks, woah

To clarify, I'm not saying all football/soccers players are dicks.

I'm just heavily implying it
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#20
didn't some other national team pull a similar shitty stunt after the paris attacks? i wanna say the turks

in other words, we should just ban all international football until joe hart decides to retire from the english national side




#21
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EDIT: Which isn't to suggest you need to completely follow another country's culture if you're visiting there

Saudi Arabia however would disagree with you there entirely.
#22
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#23
I dont know to me it didnt look that bad. Looked like they just stood in their positions? didnt have sound on but it really didnt show them. I dont watch soccer but is it possible since the team is from saudi arabi they dont understand english?
#24
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I dont know to me it didnt look that bad. Looked like they just stood in their positions? didnt have sound on but it really didnt show them. I dont watch soccer but is it possible since the team is from saudi arabi they dont understand english?

It wouldn't be a spontaneous thing. Someone from the Saudi team would have been told, well in advance of them arriving at the stadium, that it was planned. 

As far as I can tell, the Saudis didn't actually break the silence, they just didn't stand in a big stupid line with their arms over each other's shoulders.
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#25
It's not in my culture to export religion to their country and blow up little kids at Ariana Grande concerts so they can fuck off.

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#26
Also customs can differ. Even here in the US its widely known to stay silent for the national anthem. If you go to a chicago blackhawks game everyone yells and makes as much noise as possible during the national anthem. Its a really cool experience to hear everyone cheering during the anthem, but some people frown on it.
#27
ah yes the "moderate muslims" I hear so much about
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Don't be a dick m8. Australians can't help it that all they all have to wear shabby clothes...
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#30
IDK I can't say that I am shocked.

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#31
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Yeah, that "it's not their culture" claim is just apologist B.S.

The level of hatred and disrespect for Westerners is far more widespread in the Middle East than most people realize, or want to accept. It may only be a tiny percentage of extremists who commit the atrocities, but a significant number are okay with it.

a significant number are just indifferent to it. why should they bother taking a minute silence for 7 people in the UK when millions of their neighbors in Iraq and Syria and Afghanistan have been dying for years, in particular DUE to involvement from the west? 

i aint no terrorist sympothiser, but i am one hell of a middle-east sympathiser. looking at the pure numbers are you saying they have any reason whatsoever to stand there for one minute out of respect for SEVEN people who died when millions of their arabic neighbors have been dying for years now? i consider the deaths due to terrorist attacks in the EU/US a casualty of the war happening in the middle east. why should they feel compelled to pay their respects to just 7 of the casualties?

i dont remember any minute silences for syria in the UK.
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#32
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i dont remember any minute silences for syria in the UK.


Came here to say this. The people most affected by these terrorist organizations aren't you or me, it's the people that live right next to these goofballs that have to deal with them constantly. Last year there was even an attack at Medina of all places. I don't remember anyone giving a fuck about that.
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#33
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Even if it isn't their culture who cares? They were in Australia where it apparently is their culture.

EDIT: Which isn't to suggest you need to completely follow another country's culture if you're visiting there, but it's something like this you should.


In Australia, they kick each other in the nuts before the game to make sure they're paying attention because, you know, easily distract...oh, look!
The Sauds really don't know which part of that other country's culture they should follow, but I'm sure someone will tweet them and let them know.
#34
One wonders what would happen if the North Koreans got their guidance wrong and accidentally dropped a nuke on Mecca.

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#36
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why should they feel compelled to pay their respects to just 7 of the casualties?

Maybe cuz they're in someone else's fucking country and it's the respectful thing to do?
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#37
Remember when most of the 9/11 hijackers were Saudis and when "rogue" government officials gave/still fund terrorist organizations around the globe as partly a response to Sunni nations like Iran but also to peddle influence in other resource rich parts of the world with instable institutions?? No??

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#38
Did not notice anything particularly disrespectful or outlandish during any of that. Seems like an issue of perception and mania to generate controversy. It literally seems like all of this is being brought up due to some folks' need to see an avatar of a nation apologize. Was the moment of silence truly just that, or was it a reason to ask folks to do a simple thing, then desperately scan the area in witch-hunt fashion? What does a terrorist attack have anything to do with the sport being played? I'm seriously not trying to be contrarian here, but all of this seems like a ridiculous compulsion to seek and destroy. Maybe that was their "silence", who exactly is the grand arbiter in deciding these matters?
#39
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Did not notice anything particularly disrespectful or outlandish during any of that. Seems like an issue of perception and mania to generate controversy. It literally seems like all of this is being brought up due to some folks' need to see an avatar of a nation apologize. Was the moment of silence truly just that, or was it a reason to ask folks to do a simple thing, then desperately scan the area in witch-hunt fashion? What does a terrorist attack have anything to do with the sport being played? I'm seriously not trying to be contrarian here, but all of this seems like a ridiculous compulsion to seek and destroy. Maybe that was their "silence", who exactly is the grand arbiter in deciding these matters?

A moment of silence is a really easy thing to observe. It takes more effort to not observe it, so by doing so they're making a statement of "we don't give a shit" and when your response to people being murdered is "I don't give a shit" then you're garbage  
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#40
If we had a moment of silence every time 7 people died we wouldn't ever make a sound again.
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