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Extractions: Raptorial 1996 M ahmoud Abdul-Rauf, an extremely talented professional athlete, employed by the NBA's Denver Nuggets, has drawn unwanted scrutiny upon himself for refusing to stand at attention during the singing of the US national anthem before basketball games. His reasoning is simple enough: doing so conflicts with his Muslim beliefs. For most, this reason is good enough and no more need be said. For those who press Abdul-Rauf on the issue, he will explain exactly how his actions uphold what he believes and what his specific grievances with the national anthem ritual are. His personal interpretation of the Koran forbids him from partaking in nationalistic ritualism. He further states he feels the "Star-Spangled Banner" and the American flag are symbols of tyranny and oppression. His elaborations have angered many so-called 'proud' Americans and the NBA has suspended Abdul-Rauf without pay. For each game he misses, he loses over $30,000. The discussion is heating up, angry words are flying at Abdul-Rauf, and as deeply offended Archie Bunker types tell him to 'love America or leave it', one important point is being lost: It doesn't matter why he is abstaining from a symbolic American ritual. He has more of a right to do so than anyone has the right to question him for doing it.
Extractions: Manhattanville senior forward Toni Smith has refused to face the flag during the National Anthem all season. AP PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) A Vietnam veteran came onto the court Sunday and held an American flag in front of Manhattanville senior forward Toni Smith after the Division III player again refused to face the flag during the national anthem. "She disgraced herself and she disgraced the flag," said Jerry Kiley, 56, of Rockland County, N.Y., who was ejected from the arena after he walked onto the court during the first break in play. Kiley approached Smith as she lined up while another player prepared to shoot free throws. He was escorted out of the gym by school security and local police. There were no further protests in Smith's final home game of the regular season, a 63-53 victory over Stevens Tech. As she has done all season, Smith turned 90 degrees away from the flag as the anthem was played prior to tipoff. Six of her teammates stood at attention with their hands on their chests, while three other teammates stood with their heads bowed and their arms at their sides. Smith declined to be interviewed after the game.
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Extractions: Denver Nuggets basketball player Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, 27, changed his mind last week. He agreed to stand during the national anthem. For the first 60 games this season, Abdul-Rauf had refused to stand for The Star-Spangled Banner. While the other players sang the anthem, Abdul-Rauf was off to the side, stretching. Abdul-Rauf is a Muslim. He said that standing during the national anthem is against his religion. But the National Basketball Association says players must stand "in a dignified posture" during the anthem. Last week the N.B.A. suspended Abdul-Rauf, which cost him $31,107 for the game he missed last Tuesday. Some players supported Abdul-Rauf and hoped for a compromise. But another Muslim, Hakeem Olajuwon of the Houston Rockets, said, "To be a good Muslim is to be a good citizen." Finally, Abdul-Rauf agreed to follow the rule from now on. "I'll stand. I will offer a prayer, my own prayer," he said. March 22, 1996 Vol.1 No.20
Player Refuses To Salute Flag DENVER (AP) All season long, while his teammates lined up to face the flag duringthe national anthem, star basketball guard mahmoud abdulrauf has sat by http://www.kstatecollegian.com/ISSUES/v100/SP/n114/AP-player.html
Extractions: DENVER (AP) All season long, while his teammates lined up to face the flag during the national anthem, star basketball guard Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf has sat by himself in a silent show of allegiance to his faith. "I'm a Muslim first and a Muslim last," said Abdul-Rauf, who plays for the Denver Nuggets. "My duty is to my creator, not to nationalistic ideology." On Tuesday, the National Basketball Association suspended Abdul-Rauf indefinitely without pay, saying his refusal to stand violates a league rule requiring all players to "line up in a dignified posture" for the anthem. "My beliefs are more important than anything," said Abdul-Rauf, who earns $2.6 million this season. "If I have to give up basketball, I will. This article was published on Thursday, March 14, 1996
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Extractions: Arts The Associated Press NEW YORK The NBA found itself at the center of a controversy encompassing basketball, religion and freedom of speech yesterday as a Denver Nuggets player held firm in his refusal to stand for the national anthem. The NBA has suspended Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf indefinitely without pay a move that is costing the Nuggets' leading scorer $31,707 per game. Abdul-Rauf says he means no disrespect to the flag, but his religious principles are more important than his job. He feels "The Star-Spangled Banner" is a symbol of tyranny and oppression, and contends the Koran forbids nationalistic ritualism. The Koran doesn't address the topic specifically, which Islamic experts acknowledged has led to some disagreement among Muslims. "My intentions were not in any way to be disrespectful to those who regard the national anthem as a sacred ceremony," Abdul-Rauf said in a statement issued yesterday. "I am an African American, a citizen of this country, and one who respects freedom of speech and freedom of expression. "From this point on, it is my intention to try and live a peaceful life, play basketball, and perfect my humanity to the highest level possible."
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Extractions: April 9, 1996 by Kris Shields This is such a strange time of year for sports. February drags by, with few important events. Then, March storms in, carrying the NCAA tournament, spring training, and the beginning of stretch runs in the NHL and NBA with it. Finally, April, a let-down after March, but baseball's opening day and the basketball and hockey playoff races at least keep it interesting. But, sometimes, in the excitement of March, some things are easy to overlook. So, April is the perfect time to relax, take a look back, re-live the month that was, and reflect on what happened. The following is a list of my impressions of the past few weeks. It is all opinion and based on very little fact. So, read at your own risk... Mahmoud mania Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, an NBA player who refused to stand for the National Anthem before basketball games, caused quite a disturbance in the league in March. He was suspended indefinitely, a punishment which was revoked when he agreed to stand and pray, rather than sit on the bench. What amazed me most about the entire Abdul Rauf situation was the extreme response from both the NBA and the public. Why did it mean so much to the league that Rauf stand for the anthem? They claim that it was reputation- they demanded that, for a positive league image, it was necessary for every player to stand at attention during the playing of the song. Rauf, by sitting on the bench, was not portraying the desired league image, and so he was suspended indefinitely.
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LABC - Louisiana Basketball Hall Of Fame Members LOUISIANA basketball HALL OF FAME MEMBERS. Name. School(s). Years. Category.Year Inducted. mahmoud abdulrauf. LSU. 1988-90. Player. 1998. Home. BillyAllgood. http://members.cox.net/tigerdsl/labc/hoffmembersalpha.htm
Extractions: LOUISIANA BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME MEMBERS Name School(s) Years Category Year Inducted Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf LSU Player Home Billy Allgood Louisiana College Coach History of the LABC John Arthurs Tulane Player Louisiana Universities and Colleges Bill Bradley UL-Monroe Player LABC Officers and Staff Frank Brian LSU Player Louisiana Basketball Hall of Fame Dick Brown Northwestern St. Player LABC Annual Awards Luncheon P.J. Brown Louisiana Tech Player LABC Annual Award Winners Tommy Canterbury Centenary Coach LABC North-South All-Star Game Howard Carter LSU Player Louisiana College Basketball Records Dean Church UL-Lafayette Player Annual All-Louisiana Teams David Clark Northwestern St. Player All-Louisiana Team of the Century Wayne Cooper New Orleans Player Louisianas National Championship Teams C.A. Core Southeastern La. Player Louisianas National Tournament Teams George Corley Louisiana Tech Player Louisianas U.S. Olympic Team Members Cecil Crowley Louisiana Tech Coach Louisianas Naismith Hall of Fame Members Joe Dean LSU Player Louisiana Collegians in Pro Basketball Alvin Dukes Xavier Player Sponsors Joe Dumars McNeese St.
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