Wrong. They denied her a visa.. period. This is their right. The reasoning was never published as far as I know, and regardless if it was or not.. it is their right to deny anyone for whatever reason.In the case of this Israeli tennis player, they didn't even claim that she had done anything wrong. They didn't claim that she was a terrorist or posed a threat to anyone. They denied her entry specifically because of her nationality.
No, that is reality. Martha Stewart has been denied access to the UK because she has a criminal record. People from Nepal have been denied access to the UK because they cant prove they can support themselves in the UK and that is despite serving in the UK army. Any day of the week, a person is denied visa all around the world for various reasons. Some countries deny women visas because they are not travelling with a man (yea stupid reason but hey). The US denies visa to many Mexicans ...why? They need a greencard and getting one aint exactly easy. The UK has banned muslims, jews and racist fascist Dutch politicians from accessing the UK, because of things they have said or done. But it is their RIGHT to do so, regardless if we like it or not. The US denied Yassir Arafat a visa to speak at the UN.The Kim Jong-il view of national sovereignty.
Nope they were not. But denying visa based on nationality is just as valid as basing it on a criminal record or a medical condition (HIV positive people to the US). You might not like it, I dont that is for sure, but I accept it because every nation can deny anyone access for what ever reason they see fit. I absolutely think the US ban on people with HIV is horrible, but I accept it as the right of the US to do so.Cat Stevens and Snoop Dogg were not denied entry because of their nationality. Lots of Britons travel to the US, and lots of Americans travel to Norway.
Pointless? All restrictions on travel are pointless in my mind, yet we have them. The US bans people with HIV in travelling to the US. What is the point in that? What was the point in having Nelson Mandela on the no fly list and banned for the US until very recently?No we certainly do not. Not as long as people such as yourself keep justifying pointless restrictions on freedom such as this.
OMFGS, I never said she should have been denied entry. I repeat again, in my view she should be allowed to play. I have stated time and time again, that in my opinion she should have been granted access and that it was a bad call by the UAE, but that I accept that it is the right of the UAE to deny her, me, you and anyone they see fit for whatever reason they see fit. The US does it, Israel does, Denmark does it, the UK does it, Spain does it..But I'll hear you out. Please explain why you think she should've been denied entry, and what aspect of an imperfect world makes this decision necessary.