Look, this isn't that difficult to understand and it's not some giant bit of religious persecution.
Abdullah's method of beginning to pray was significantly unlike what most Ref's have seen in terms of a player kneeling to do a quick prayer after a TD and looked more like a common celebration of someone going to the ground.
I can think of the two examples of this with my own team. I believe DeAngelo Hall has a TD celebratoin (that I find obnoxious) where he'll slide onto his knees and raise his hands up. I seem to recall this being flagged at least once before with the notion he was "going to the ground to celebrate".
Meanwhile, Robert Griffin will regularly kneel and cross himself real quick after throwing a TD pass and that's never been flagged.
In Abdullah's case, I'm guessing that the Ref's didn't realize at first it was a religious demonstration and probalby simply forgot that it's a technical exemption to the rule. The kneeling thing has been allowed for so long, and is so common, I'm sure it's possible a ref just forgot WHY that's allowed and simply had gotten used to not calling it as a penalty.
Abdullah shouldn't have been flagged, but I don't think this is some grevious issue. A ref made a mistake. This happens in every game in the NFL every single week. This time it just happens to correspond to a player praying. It doesn't make it any worse than any other blown call as I don't think there's any evidence or notion that it was due to some kind of "favoritism" to one religion or some other such thing.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
Being a Christian as he is, was attacked at Florida and was pushed even further in the NFL. But in true hypocritical fashion, praying to Mecca in the end zone is not only OK but seen as a wonderful thing. Welcome to muslim America. Or thug America and if you say different, you get called racist or some brand of "phobe".
Clearly the NFL is appealing to the lowest common denominator.
If Tebow was so great, wouldn't he be starting for the Jets? They clearly weren't happy with Sanchez, but for some reason Tebow stayed on the sidelines. Why did the Patriots release him? Wouldn't a guy who takes teams to the playoffs make a good backup to Brady?