This is absolutely ludicrous. If spreading religious intolerance is the goal, a Middle Eastern bank has just scored BIG by prompting Real Madrid to alter its world-famous logo so that a “small cross” does not appear on an officially-licensed credit card.  It seems that nowadays all it takes is a small group of angry Muslims for a nation with a Christian majority to bow to Sharia law in order to assure they do not offend the foreign nation of Islam. However, they in turn end up offending the majority, and quickly realize that the Muslims they tried to appease are still upset.  In a recent episode of the international muslim muticulturalist lunacy, the Spanish soccer giant unveiled the adjusted logo that will adorn a new credit card issued by the National Bank of Abu Dhabi, reported The Algemeiner.  This is not a small news. We have to keep in mind that the Real Madrid is one of the biggest sports teams in the world. If they have to bow to someone it better be someone BIG. Someone with deep pockets. The new logo looks exactly like the club’s 83-year-old trademark, except for the absence of a tiny Christian cross that normally sits at the top. The logo change was agreed to by the world’s wealthiest sports team, valued at nearly $3.5 billion, in order to avoid offending Muslim sensibilities as the team and the bank enter a three-year “strategic alliance,” according to Real Madrid President Florentino PÃ©rez. I know that the local people experience every match in a special way and that our links with the UAE are constantly growing stronger,” Perez said recently. “This agreement will help the club to keep conquering the hearts of followers in the United Arab Emirates.  The cross has only been a part of the club’s crest because it was a part of King Alfonso XIII’s crown, which was added to the crest in 1920 when he granted the club his royal patronage and their name changed from Madrid Club de Futbol to Real Madrid. All the royal symbols were then removed from the club’s crest and name in 1931 when the monarchy was dissolved, though they were restored at the end of the Spanish civil war in 1941 and have remained since. So the cross is hardly an untouchable symbol of the club’s religious devotion and mainly just part of an ornamental hat that they have no problem modifying when inventing grandiose new ways to make money. 
The UAE’s judicial system is derived from Sharia law, which dictates their majorly Muslim population. The symbol of the cross is a forbidden symbol in their nation, which is not surprising since apostasy is a crime punishable by death. Surprisingly there has been no word from the LGBT community on the issue, since homosexuality is also an offense punishable by death in Abu Dhabi. It be wise for this social group to be more offended by the appeasement of Islamic rule than the Christians many of them so despise. Real Madrid has figuratively sold their souls for a monetary deal with Islam. Still, Christians continue to give in to the Muslim minority as they see their heritage slowly stripped away. First, a tiny cross is removed from a soccer logo. Then, Muslims are demanding Sharia law in a Western country. Don’t believe it? Just look at much of Europe. 
Noted Spanish soccer website Marca: “from the looks of things, the club is willing to compromise on aspects of its identity in pursuit of these new fans.”  However, it was not the first time the soccer juggernaut tweaked its crest to avoid offending Islamic sensibilities. In the oil-rich Emirates in 2012, Real Madrid made the same change to smooth the way for a partnership with a UAE resort.  Real Madrid’s most recent decision to cave into Muslim religious intolerance comes at a time of growing concern for Christians in the Middle East, where Islamic State terrorists have massacred and ethnically cleansed ancient Christian communities in Iraq and Syria, noted The Algemeiner, citing a recent State Department report highlighting several violations of international standards on religious freedom in the United Arab Emirates, of which Abu Dhabi is a part.
The government prohibits proselytizing and the distribution of non-Islamic religious literature under penalty of criminal prosecution, imprisonment and deportation,” the report observed. “The law prohibits churches from erecting bell towers or displaying crosses on the outside of their premises; however, the government does not always enforce this law, and some churches display crosses on their buildings. 
The cross remains on Real Madrid’s logo everywhere else. It is only removed from the logos in the new theme park being built in the UAE. You have to wonder, is there a concern that a tiny cross atop the crown might keep non-Christians away from the park’s amazing, waterfront stadium, gift shops, museum, hotel, and amusement park? If you want to see what’s being planned for the new Real Madrid Theme Park, watch the promo clip here.