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At least one case of “Moderate” Arab Muslims’ bigotry – defeated [Arabism = racism!]

February 22, 2009

At least one case of “Moderate” Arab Muslims’ bigotry – defeated

Bret Stephens on http://www.foxnews.com/journal/“hits & misses”, The Fining of UAE over denial of visa to Israeli tennis player is a “defeat for bigotry”

WTA fines Dubai Open organisers after Israeli Shahar Peer denied visa – Feb 20, 2009 The Women’s Tennis Association has fined the Dubai Open organisers $US300,000 ($A465,000) after the United Arab Emirates refused to grant a visa to Israeli …

http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,25086276-23209,00.html

Under-fire UAE likely to give Israel’s Andy Ram a visa

Israeli doubles specialist Andy Ram is likely to be granted a visa by the United Arab Emirates to play in the Dubai Championships next week, which could prevent a major crisis for tennis…

“To discriminate as the UAE did against one player in this way smacks of bigotry and racism,” the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organisations said in a statement. “This must be declared unacceptable by the WTA and all international sporting associations. As we learned in the past, failure to condemn such actions and take corrective measures, proves destructive to international sporting competition.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/atptour/4692024/Under-fire-UAE-likely-to-give-Israels-Andy-Ram-a-visa.html

Sponsors pull out of Dubai Open after UAE deny visa to Israeli

RACISM ROW: The Wall Street Journal Europe and the Tennis Channel have revoked their sponsorship of the WTA Dubai Open because the UAE denied a visa to Israeli player Shahar Peer.

http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,25072951-5005401,00.html

Tennis: Racism Rears Its Ugly Head Shahar Peer is an Israeli tennis player. The United Arab Emirates barred her from participating in the Barclays Dubai tournament

http://ballhype.com/story/tennis_racism_rears_its_ugly_head/

United Arab Emirates (UAE), which has no diplomatic links with Israel, denied her an entry visa into the country. “To discriminate as the UAE did against one player in this way smacks of bigotry and racism,”

http://www.javno.com/en-sports/jewish-leaders-call-on-wta-to-sanction-dubai-event_235390

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