An athlete who made his cross during the fifth Islamic Solidarity Games attracted attention and reactions in Turkey.
At least this is reported by the Turkish website Aykiri, which brought the matter to the surface. One of the athletes wanted to pray shortly before his race, with the Christian cross.
“Who is the athlete making the shape of the cross at the Islamic Solidarity Games?", writes the Turkish sondakika06 in its title.
As it became known from the organisers, added the website, there are no religious prohibitions for the athletes participating in the Islamic Solidarity Games, which were held this year with the participation of 56 Muslim countries and the presence of the president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
There are harsh reactions on social media, write other media about the snapshot, but, as those who react explain, they were not disturbed by the religious faith of the competing athlete, but by the display of the image in competitions that have the name "Islamic".
It was also reported that the athlete came from an Islamic country in the Far East, but is a Christian.