Your Ahmadineminute — World Cup Wrap-up

Bin Ladin is no friend of Ahmadinejad, but they do share two things in common: their hatred for America and a love for football.

(Please don’t accuse me of being lazy… I don’t have the time to try and make this quote funnier than it already is)

Bin Laden—whose strict Islamist worldview proscribes music, women’s education, gambling, drinking, homosexuality, and the shaving of beards—is a fan of the game, and his preferred position is center forward. He is one of the many jihadists who worship the world’s most popular sport. “It’s on the whole their favorite thing after jihad,” says Scott Atran, an American and French anthropologist who has studied the interplay between terror groups and soccer.