It all started at the 2016 Olympics in Rio when an Egyptian judoka Islam el-Shehaby refused to shake hands with an Israeli judoka (he should have shaken hands watch the answer in the video).
Sasson of Israel defeated El Shehaby of Egypt by throwing him twice. The Egyptian athlete is a an ultraconservative Salafi and had been threatened by local Egyptian media to not participate in the match.
Not long after a firestorm erupted that led to a Jiu-Jitsu teacher coming out and insulting over 1.7 billion Muslims all over the world by making a hurtful derogatory islamophobic bigoted statements:
It gets even more interesting as the person who made this islamophobic bigoted statement had also competed against Idriz Redzovic, a BJJ black belt instructor who is a Muslim, in a Jiu-Jitsu Competition, and forgot about his American Muslim hero Muhammad Ali.
Here is what Idriz Redzovic had to say:
In the following video, what he said is being discussed and hopefully, he can grow from this by realizing and acknowledging the wrong that he has done by setting a very bad example as a Martial Arts teacher
and that the Martial Arts and BJJ community will also condemn his bigoted statements and set an example that we should use our platforms to promote peace, understanding, and love and not hate.