Brickbat: On the Run

Al Jazeera EnglishAl Jazeera EnglishThe United Nations cancelled the third annual Gaza marathon. The move came after Hamas, which governs the area, refused to allow women to run the race.

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  • Professional Target||

    This also in: Cyrus invades Babylon at the invitation of the Babylonian god Marduk.

  • LTC(ret) John||


  • db||

    "Marduk, you totally rule."

    "I totally already know that."

  • np||

    Are you ready to rumble?!
    Marduk vs Allah vs Anunnaki vs Mazda vs Enlil vs Horus vs The Q

  • JeremyR||

    But, but I thought moderate muslims were the norm? You were just telling us that the other day

  • phandaal||

    "Moderate" religious folks can only be so by ignoring the uncomfortable parts of their religion.

    Plus, we've always been at war with Eastasia.

  • some guy||

    Moderate Muslims are the norm, but the extremists have greater influence in the media and politics. This is simply because the extremists actually care enough to take action, while the normies just want to live their lives.

  • Bee Tagger||

    The move came after Hamas, which governs the area, refused to allow women to run the race.

    Good move, I bet they would have used their position in leadership to let women run in the race.

  • Counterfly||

    Isn't Gaza like 6 miles long or something? What were they going to do, run 4 laps? And have Rosie Al-Ruiz cut across the middle in a taxi?

  • LTC(ret) John||

    "Rosie Al-Ruiz"

    *begins polite applause*

  • ||

    One word: desert.

  • SumpTump||

    Sometimes man, you jsut have to roll with it dude.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    But anonybot, the point of the article is that they cannot roll - race cancelled. Go back and adjust your algorithm.

  • db||

    Anonobot is showing its sexist colors--it meant "role," as in "Gazan women must accept their appointed role."

  • wareagle||

    so tell me about the GOP war on the wimminz again. The real irony here is that Hamas is invariably the side liberals embrace when the Israel question comes up.

  • Night Elf Mohawk||

    Why did the UN cancel it? Isn't misogyny just a valid alternative cultural norm that we should respect?

  • Old Johnnie Goggabie||

    Indeed. Who's getting the brickbat here? The UN or Hamas?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    If they want a total sausagefest, they should instead hold the marathon at Augusta National or on Ferenginar.

  • Rich||

    "We don't want women and men mixing in the same place."

    Sheesh, Abdessalam, where do you think little Hamasites come from?

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  • AlmightyJB||

    Pimping your mom is not cool Billy.

  • AlmightyJB||

    They were just concerned that the women may trip over their burkas and hurt themselves. Why does the UN hate women?

  • DonH||

    Israel's fault.


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