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2 Muslim Chechens join Beitar Jerusalem

Updated: January 30, 2013, 4:21 PM ET
Associated Press

JERUSALEM -- An Israeli soccer club with an unofficial tradition of not signing Arab or Muslim players welcomed two Muslim-Chechen members Wednesday amid rising tensions from its fans.

Beitar Jerusalem has fans who are known for being hostile to Muslims and Arabs and who have opposed the Chechens' arrival.

At a league game Saturday, some chanted anti-Muslim slogans and unfurled a sign protesting the arrival of Zaur Sadayev and Gabriel Kadiev. Three fans were arrested for the behavior, ...

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