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Old 01-24-2016, 11:50 PM   #1
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Default Saudi Grand Mufti rules chess id forbidden in Islam, encourages gambling

but betting at the races is ok

http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...ia-grand-mufti
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Old 01-25-2016, 12:01 AM   #2
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Playing chess teaches you how to think strategically. The last thing a dictator wants is for his subordinates to learn how to think. Eat, sleep, fukc, pray, and do what you're told... but no thinking.
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Old 01-25-2016, 12:10 AM   #3
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Playing chess teaches you how to think strategically. The last thing a dictator wants is for his subordinates to learn how to think. Eat, sleep, fukc, pray, and do what you're told... but no thinking.

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Old 01-25-2016, 12:33 AM   #4
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Default Re: Saudi Grand Mufti rules chess id forbidden in Islam, encourages gambling

More proof that it's backwards over there and always has been.



Chess is too hard for them.
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Old 01-25-2016, 12:41 AM   #5
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To be fair, American democracy isn't really interested in an educated populace either. And the Education system operates more like a trade school than a think tank.
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Old 01-25-2016, 01:08 AM   #6
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Seriously. What a Grand Di.ckhead.


Di.ckhead is what he is. A pigheaded Mufti di.ckhead
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Old 01-25-2016, 10:42 AM   #7
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To be fair, American democracy isn't really interested in an educated populace either. And the Education system operates more like a trade school than a think tank.
Why are you compelled to take a shot at America in this topic?
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Old 01-25-2016, 10:53 AM   #8
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To be fair, American democracy isn't really interested in an educated populace either. And the Education system operates more like a trade school than a think tank.



This is related to the OP... how exactly?
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Old 01-25-2016, 11:09 AM   #9
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This is related to the OP... how exactly?
Hey bro I've noticed your pictures, are you quarter or full?
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Old 01-25-2016, 11:10 AM   #10
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Chess is an underrated game btw
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Old 01-25-2016, 11:19 AM   #11
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Hey bro I've noticed your pictures, are you quarter or full?
Depends what pictures you're referencing.
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Old 01-25-2016, 11:21 AM   #12
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My dad taught me chess when I was a little kid, to have somebody to play against, I thank him every day for that. Chess gives you the think a few moves ahead mentality which is crucial in life.
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Old 01-25-2016, 12:13 PM   #13
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Depends what pictures you're referencing.
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