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    UAE bars entry for Israeli tennis player

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    UAE officials refused to grant a visa to Shahar Peer, who was seeking to compete in the Sony Ericsson World Tennis Association Tour's stop in Dubai, which began Sunday, CNN reported.
    This is absolutely pathetic. She is ranked in the top-50 in the world. This is the kind of move countries like Venezuela made last year. And the UAE is supposed to be a model of a more open Islam.

    The move means Dubai could lose its WTA membership next year, officials said.
    It should. No country barring competitors from fairly competing should be allowed to host such tournaments.
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    Re: UAE bars entry for Israeli tennis player

    And they US has banned people from entering the US... remember Cat Stevens? and in the US case it is a huge majority muslims...? The UK just banned "the" dutch politician from entering the UK because of his racist views.. Countries do it all the time. But in this case people are up in arms because it is a jew? Give me a break.

    The UAE can ban anyone they want from entering their territory, just like anyone else.
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    Re: UAE bars entry for Israeli tennis player

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    And they US has banned people from entering the US... remember Cat Stevens? and in the US case it is a huge majority muslims...? The UK just banned "the" dutch politician from entering the UK because of his racist views.. Countries do it all the time. But in this case people are up in arms because it is a jew? Give me a break.

    The UAE can ban anyone they want from entering their territory, just like anyone else.
    I think people are up in arms over those guys too.
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    Re: UAE bars entry for Israeli tennis player

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    And they US has banned people from entering the US... remember Cat Stevens? and in the US case it is a huge majority muslims...? The UK just banned "the" dutch politician from entering the UK because of his racist views.. Countries do it all the time. But in this case people are up in arms because it is a jew? Give me a break.

    The UAE can ban anyone they want from entering their territory, just like anyone else.
    Just because countries do this doesn't mean it is right.

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    Re: UAE bars entry for Israeli tennis player

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Countries do it all the time. But in this case people are up in arms because it is a jew? Give me a break.
    Shahar Peer is a world class tennis player who competes in every major WTA tournament.

    If someone can be banned from WTA competition because they are Jewish what is next? Banning the Williams sisters because they are black? Banning Sania Mirza because she is Muslim? Banning Raphael Nadal because he is left-handed?

    Jeesh. Some of the lame crap you come up with is simply unbelievable.

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    Re: UAE bars entry for Israeli tennis player

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    Shahar Peer is a world class tennis player who competes in every major WTA tournament.

    If someone can be banned from WTA competition because they are Jewish what is next? Banning the Williams sisters because they are black? Banning Sania Mirza because she is Muslim? Banning Raphael Nadal because he is left-handed?

    Jeesh. Some of the lame crap you come up with is simply unbelievable.
    Maybe the UAE wants to win the tournament.
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    Re: UAE bars entry for Israeli tennis player

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    Shahar Peer is a world class tennis player who competes in every major WTA tournament.

    If someone can be banned from WTA competition because they are Jewish what is next? Banning the Williams sisters because they are black? Banning Sania Mirza because she is Muslim? Banning Raphael Nadal because he is left-handed?

    Jeesh. Some of the lame crap you come up with is simply unbelievable.
    And so what. The WTA aint the UAE. The WTA knows that it has to follow the rules of the countries where it holds competitions. If it does not like those rules, then dont freaking hold the competitions there.

    I dont like this any more than the next guy, but I refuse to be up in arms over it just because it happens to be an Israeli, when very few were up in arms over Cat Stevens being banned from the US, or the thousands of innocent people including 3 month old babies being banned from entering the US due to having the "wrong name". And where on these boards was the uproar over the UK kicking out the Dutch right wing politician the other day? No where as far as I can see. Countries do it all the time and it is their right regardless if we agree with it or not. And dont play all high and mighty, because even Israel has banned people from entering Israel and keep doing it... where is your "uproar" over that?
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    Re: UAE bars entry for Israeli tennis player

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    And so what. The WTA aint the UAE. The WTA knows that it has to follow the rules of the countries where it holds competitions. If it does not like those rules, then dont freaking hold the competitions there.

    I dont like this any more than the next guy, but I refuse to be up in arms over it just because it happens to be an Israeli, when very few were up in arms over Cat Stevens being banned from the US, or the thousands of innocent people including 3 month old babies being banned from entering the US due to having the "wrong name". And where on these boards was the uproar over the UK kicking out the Dutch right wing politician the other day? No where as far as I can see. Countries do it all the time and it is their right regardless if we agree with it or not. And dont play all high and mighty, because even Israel has banned people from entering Israel and keep doing it... where is your "uproar" over that?
    You are dismissing one wrong by pointing out other wrongs.

    According to your logic, every wrong can be minimized simply because there is nothing new under the sun.

    A fairly pathetic and shallow worldview.

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    Re: UAE bars entry for Israeli tennis player

    Why is it that no wrong in the world can go without being turned into a criticism of the United States? At least with some frequent posters, anyway.

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    Re: UAE bars entry for Israeli tennis player

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    And so what. The WTA aint the UAE. The WTA knows that it has to follow the rules of the countries where it holds competitions. If it does not like those rules, then dont freaking hold the competitions there.

    I dont like this any more than the next guy, but I refuse to be up in arms over it just because it happens to be an Israeli, when very few were up in arms over Cat Stevens being banned from the US, or the thousands of innocent people including 3 month old babies being banned from entering the US due to having the "wrong name". And where on these boards was the uproar over the UK kicking out the Dutch right wing politician the other day? No where as far as I can see. Countries do it all the time and it is their right regardless if we agree with it or not. And dont play all high and mighty, because even Israel has banned people from entering Israel and keep doing it... where is your "uproar" over that?
    Pete, people were up in arms about Cat Stevens.

    People were up in arms about babies not being allowed into the country.

    Sorry, I hadn't heard about the Dutch racist.
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