The old French anthem sounds so much cooler (I don't understand the words, but the music is great):
Nole fan: "...most Fedtards seem to be very rabid and rude." (I agree 100%)
You can bet Djokovic's mom just screamed "Another king is dead" right about now - in the remotest corner - of her bathroom - followed by "The other one is buried." (from tennisplanet.me, following Madrid 2011 Djokovic d. Nadal 7-5 6-4)
well sometimes you need a sword to defend peace, depends on your point of view
the sword in the Arab culture is a symbol of truth, justice, glory, honor, power among other values that have been traditionally linked with the sword, it's commonly presented as the highest honorary gift as you can see in the following images
not only that, but it's part of the Saudi traditional dance costume, and some other Arabic cultures
Hmmm, why is it you don't feel threatened by the Buddhist sword in the flag of Sri Lanka? Or the cutlass in Angola's? Or the Kenian lances? Or the daggers in Oman's? Or the many national seals that figure weapons, even heavy guns?
I agree Wahhabi swords are a bit more worrying, at least at the present moment. But the problem isn't the sword in the flag.
“There’s so many athletes, tennis players around the world,” he continued, trying to put his life into some kind of perspective, “they want to be the best in what they do. They want to succeed. Many of them, they don’t succeed in the end. I’m fortunate to have this opportunity and succeed.”