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    Re: Should the UAE be banned from hosting international sporting events?

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    As long as they do it from far enough away that I don't have to smell their breath. I'm not fond of the stench of stale goat cheese, garlic, sand, and angst wafting from someone's mouth onto me.

    No man's tolerance level is that great...
    Seriously, the Islamics must work on improving the public image....and this applies to many if not all...men , tribes, "races", cultures, ect..

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    Re: Should the UAE be banned from hosting international sporting events?

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    As long as they do it from far enough away that I don't have to smell their breath. I'm not fond of the stench of stale goat cheese, garlic, sand, and angst wafting from someone's mouth onto me.
    Yeah but hummus and pita is killer...admit it. We all have.
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    Re: Should the UAE be banned from hosting international sporting events?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    What say you?
    I "get" where you're heading with the intention of the pole thread. Anyhow, the international condemntation of the UAE seems to have worked.

    Five days after Shahar Peer was excluded from competing at the women's Dubai Championships, her fellow Israeli Andy Ram was given "special permission" by UAE authorities to play in the men's equivalent next week.

    Following is a selection of what players and various officials said.

    Women's Tennis Association chief Larry Scott: "I had been in touch with heads of several other sports and people in the Olympic movement and there was shock and dismay over this decision and real concern as to what the implications would be.

    "I know certain organisations called for a sporting boycott or suspension of all sporting activities in the UAE until this policy was changed. So there were potential ramifications for all other sports."

    Men's ATP Tour chief Adam Helfant: "No player, who qualifies to play an ATP World Tour event, should be denied their right to compete on the basis of ethnicity, nationality or religion and we are happy that the Dubai Tennis Championships and the UAE have shown that they share that view. The UAE government has made the right decision."
    United Arab Emirates changed its policy of barring Israeli athletes from competing in the Gulf states on Thursday

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    Re: Should the UAE be banned from hosting international sporting events?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Wow. Second time you prove you can not comprehend what is written. The WTA can make sure their events aren't hosted by the UAE. But if the UAE decides to host it's own international event called 'Women's Tenis in the UAE' the WTA can only ban it's members from going. It can not ban the UAE from hosting it.
    Thank you for completely failing to understand my point.

    Next, the UAE is governed by Sharia Law; therefore, unless their women want to play tennis is a full length gown and a burkha --- IT ISN'T GOING TO HAPPEN.

    The WTA can prevent any of its events from being in the UAE that is what I was getting at.

    Sorry you missed it.

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    Re: Should the UAE be banned from hosting international sporting events?

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    I "get" where you're heading with the intention of the pole thread. Anyhow, the international condemntation of the UAE seems to have worked.
    I saw that article and I thought about it. While the UAE claims it will not re-offend I must say that I am skeptical.

    Bias against women, jews, and non-islamics is a part of arab culture. I would love to believe the UAE would keep its word but I just do not believe they will.

    That being said ... I am in favor of blacklisting the UAE for a period of years until they learn to keep their biases to themselves.

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    Re: Should the UAE be banned from hosting international sporting events?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post

    Next, the UAE is governed by Sharia Law; therefore, unless their women want to play tennis is a full length gown and a burkha --- IT ISN'T GOING TO HAPPEN.
    Someone needs to do better research, because the UAE is governed by there constitution, not Sharia Law.

    Although I wouldn't expect that from you.

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    Re: Should the UAE be banned from hosting international sporting events?

    I think they should be perfectly free to allow what players they wish to compete on their soil. And, I think that private sporting organizations should feel free to refuse to hold their events on their soil.

    As for them not allowing women to participate in sports, that is their prerogative and while I think private groups have the right to not play on their soil because of that, I don't think they should take it into consideration. All that should be taken into consideration is whether or not they all ALL participants in a sport, from ALL countries to play on their soil. What they allow for their own athletes is irrelevant, IMO

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    Re: Should the UAE be banned from hosting international sporting events?

    Quote Originally Posted by Degreez View Post
    Someone needs to do better research, because the UAE is governed by there constitution, not Sharia Law.

    Although I wouldn't expect that from you.

    There is no need to be insulting.

    Arab culture and many states in the UAE still operate under the guise of Sharia law.

    This is why their women dress up like nuns. If they had a real, viable, constitution women would be free to wear what they wish.

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    Re: Should the UAE be banned from hosting international sporting events?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    There is no need to be insulting.
    Right, this from the guy that calls everyone who doesn't like Israel an anti-Semite.


    This is why their women dress up like nuns. If they had a real, viable, constitution women would be free to wear what they wish.
    Just because you disagree with it does not make it not real.
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    Re: Should the UAE be banned from hosting international sporting events?

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    Right, this from the guy that calls everyone who doesn't like Israel an anti-Semite.
    Don't encourage him.

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    Just because you disagree with it does not make it not real.
    My point is that these people are stuck in another century and they are not ever going to catch up to the rest of the planet until they boot Islam out of their government.

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