The Saudi Arabian team gave a weasel answer that observing a minute's silence was "not in keeping with Saudi culture."
Apologists for Islam asserted that the concept of a minute's silence was not something Muslims accept, but club team Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai FC from United Arab Emirates stood motionless before a match against Barcelona to remember the players who died in the Chapecoense air disaster.
"They did not stop for a moment of silence because according to Wahhabi Islam -- which governs Saudi Arabia -- it is not wrong or a sin for a Muslim to kill a non-Muslim," said Sheikh Mohammad Tawhidi.
"In their eyes the attackers are martyrs who are going to paradise. And if they stand for a minute of silence they are against their Muslim brothers who fought for jihad and fought the infidels," he continued.
He added that the team would have been "ridiculed" back home if they had commemorated the victims of the London terrorist attack.
People sitting in the stands confirmed that Saudi fans were shouting during the minute's silence. And the Saudi team stopped to pray after their two goals, so they definitely have no problem with silence when it suits them.
This confirms for the umpteenth time that a large percentage of Muslims believe that it is completely acceptable for Muslims to murder non-Muslims.
Trump's partial ban on Muslims is not good enough. We need to include Saudi Arabia and other countries which demonstrate a murderous intent toward non-Muslims. We need to deport Muslim woman who wear the veil, Muslims who believe in sharia for all, and those who advocate support for Islamic State, al-Qaeda, al-Shabab, and other Islamist groups.