Sore Loser – Egyptian Judoka Loses to Israeli, Refuses to Shake Hands
Anti-Israel internet demanded Egyptian boycott the match for fear he’d lose and humiliate Muslim world
Israel has faced discrimination at the 2016 Rio Olympics, but Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby refused to boycott his match against Israeli judoja Or Sasson.
One of the fears of anti-Israel social media, which demanded a boycott, was that El Shehaby would lose, and thereby not only normalize Israel’s participation but humiliate the Muslim world.
El Shehaby lost.
Perhaps fearing the internet reaction, Shehaby refused to shake Sasson’s hand afterwards.
Egyptian refuses to shake hand of Israeli Judoka Or Sasson after being defeated by him at #Rio2016 pic.twitter.com/uCbG39V9oW
— SussexFriendsofIsrael (@SussexFriends) August 12, 2016
WATCH: Israeli Or Sasson beats Egypt’s Islam El Shehaby in #Judo #Rio2016 #Olympics pic.twitter.com/3nh6h0UA2e
— Zionist Federation (@ZionistFed) August 12, 2016
Muslims pressured Shehaby to boycott:
“You will shame Islam,” wrote one angry follower. “If you lose, you will shame an entire nation and yourself. We don’t want to think what will happen if you lost to an Israeli. Victory will give you nothing. How can you cooperate with a murderous nation?”
Shehaby has expressed anti-Israel views in the past, but the Egyptian Olympic Committee demanded he go through the match. They even threatened to revoke his Egyptian citizenship.
Most people on social media blasted Shehaby for not shaking Sasson’s hand.
Islam El Shehaby, just showed what a loser he is, not an athlete.Happy he got kicked by Israeli, what a loser #Israel #Egypt #Judo #Rio2016
— Ariel R. (@Dani_Din1) August 12, 2016
YES! #ISR's Ori Sasson beats #EGY's Islam El Shehaby by ippon. The Egyptian refused to shake his Israeli opponent's hand. Sore loser.
— Avi Mayer (@AviMayer) August 12, 2016
But a few showed satisfaction with his decision:
Fair play to Islam el shehaby for not shaking that dirty isreali's hands after the match
— Ahmed. (@ahmed_hamed11) August 12, 2016
Translation: Masri declined Israeli handshake. Allahu Akbar. Islam triumphed with it.
if Islam El shehaby won .he wouldn't shake him
— waleed (@waleed5739) August 12, 2016
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Not “Sore loser”
Rather, “Typical Muslim”
“Muslim nations are very special because they have a command from Allah to rule the entire world and to be over every nation in the world.”
— Maulana Abul Ala Maududi, “The Godfather of Islam”
Muslims have a supremacist imprint on the brain. And when it doesn’t happen, as in this loss in a mere athletic event, Muslims pout. The pout in all things, small and big. They’re still pouting about the 1948 creation of Israel, their failed 1948 invasion, the lost wars of 1967. 1973, and on and on.
As one Muslim put it, “O Allah [as in ‘I’ll hava Coke, or a Pepsi’], why have you cursed the best of people [the Quran-inspired descriptor used by Muslims to identify themselves] with no brains, but have amply supplied the infidels [especially the Jews; cf, Nobel prizes] with knowledge & clear thinking, leaving us so ashamed and in poverty.”
Typical bigoted hate.
Actually it’s a pretty good comment.
Your comment is unintentionally humorous, even as it demonstrates your ignorance. Want to witness “hate?”
Read the Koran’s and the Hadiths’ ceaseless vilification of non-Muslims, and, their exhortations to Muslims to visit violence and atrocities upon them.
That’s “hate.” And, unless you’re morally corrupt and intellectually stunted, you’ll have the honesty to admit as much.
Can’t blame Shehaby. A photograph of him shaking hands with an Israeli would have been his death warrant. The last high profile picture of an Egyptian shaking hands with an Israeli was Anwar Sadat.
I still have good memories of Sadat. I can’t even remember what’s his asses name to write it. He will die an old man and no one will care.
I wonder what his plans were if he had won?
When allah doesn’t will it, they fall apart. If they can’t be good sports, then, ban them until they get over themselves. islam makes them jerks.
Not “sore loser.” Blind, ingrained Islamic hatred toward all Jews.
What is so overwhelming is the realization that without oil we wouldn’t know a single thing about these human pigs! Think about that for a moment. Most of us wouldn’t know anything about islam or any of its horrors or about the rampant bigotry of the entire cult. Oil is the only thing they have that has brought them into the modern world. Without it, they would still be living in tents and riding camels. And on top of that they didn’t produce it or find it, it was Westerners that did it all for them including many Jews!
Aren’t the Egyptian military and the IDF working together to fight ISIS in Egypt?
Yes, they are. But the current Egyptian government is not popular among radical Islamists in Egypt.
Yes they are. But they don’t shake hands.
Notice the confidence of his “advisers” in telling him to forfeit before the match because he could lose?
The fitting conclusion to this episode would be to find out that his goat had a headache that night.
If athletes from any country cannot shake the hand of their opponent, win or lose, they should be barred from participating, with sanctions for the sponsoring country’s Olympic Committee.
Like Hope Solo (USA)?
Isn’t the traditional show of respect in the sport a bow? If so, then the Israeli athlete was out of line, especially given the political consequences for the Egyptian athlete of a photographed handshake.
Slick. Ever so skillful. Or Sasson left El “Shabby” flat on his back. Oh, the humiliation of it all. The refusal of a handshake was all the victory he could manage.
Were the roles reversed, I have little doubt that Or Sasson would have demonstrated that in addition to being a fine athlete he was, is, a true sportsman. In this regard, he would demonstrate being a true olympian.
(Remember the modern-day Olympics are to be a means of creating friendly relations among nations.)
Typical bigotry and hate from “conservatives.”
When will you damn Hope Solo for her response to losing to Sweden? I’ll bet never ever.
Your first problem with that (lying) comment is that many…maybe most…of us don’t know who Hope Solo is.
Maybe, instead of attacking people here you should write up a piece for the Prof. and submit it, telling the story and why you think we should deplore Hope Solo for whatever conduct has your hair on fire.
Been the first time in awhile I’ve been able to up vote Rags and I actually did it twice in response to this piece.
To Chem Geek: Hope Solo’s initial comments after the defeat to Sweden was because of her frustration that Sweden’s completely legitimate game plan worked just like Ali with his famous rope a dope strategy. In Hope Solo’s defense, she did apologize after she calmed down from her game induced fight or flight state. Any comparison to the Shahaby scenario is absurd as his response to his Israeli competitor was usual and customary for an islamist and doubtful an apology will ever be made.
Hope Solo (USA) is a loser.
Islam’s intrinsic supremacism, belligerence, spite, childishness, resentment, insecurity, and, of course, anti-Semitism, manifest themselves even in a sporting event that is ostensibly supposed to be about comity and good sportsmanship. Some of these Muslims can’t help themselves — their inner fascist jackboot thug must emerge, no matter the circumstances, and cannot be supprssed.
And, one would think that these Muslims who denied Israelis access to a bus, or, who refused to shake hands in defeat, would want to portray their chosen ideology in a positive light, on the world stage. But, we are at the point where no amount of public relations spin, whitewashing, historical/theological revisionism, distortions or lies can mask Islam’s vile, totalitarian and hate-filled nature.