In reaction to Shahar Peer being barred from Dubai for the crime of “being Jewish”…………
Roddick pulls out of Dubai event over Peer controversy
MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AFP) — America’s Andy Roddick says he won’t defend his title at the Dubai ATP tournament next week in protest at the UAE’s refusal to grant a visa to Israel’s Shahar Peer at the WTA event at the same venue.
“I really didn’t agree with what went on over there,” Roddick told Saturday’s Los Angeles Times.
“I don’t know if it’s the best thing to mix politics and sports, and that was probably a big part of it.”
Roddick’s announcement is a blow to the sponsors of the Dubai event which has also been stripped, through injury, of world top two Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
In the mean time…………..
Venus Williams won her 40th singles title Saturday, defeating Virginie Razzano of France 6-4, 6-2 in the final of the Dubai Tennis Championship.
Venus Williams wins final in Dubai; speaks of Peer
In part of her words regarding Shahar Peer she states:
I am not here to rock any boat or upset people, I am just here to do things that are right,” Williams said. “And I think right things are already happening next week and right things will happen next year.”
And while it was sort of um “nice” for Venus Williams to speak on behalf of Shahar Peer……….
Let us examine how :
ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS, shall we.
Suppose she had been barred simply for being BLACK?
Would she then not want “to rock any boat or upset people”?
There would have been riots in the streets, and we all know it.
NOT one player would have participated.
That, my sweet friends is the crux of the entire problem with the war on IzlamoNazi terrorism worldwide.
NO ONE WANTS TO ROCK THE BOAT OR UPSET TERRORISTS.
Not for nothing Venus…but…………
Jews certainly didn’t mind “upseting people” when it came to the Civil Rights of Blacks in America:
Jewish participation in the Civil Rights movement far transcended institutional associations.
One black leader in Mississippi esitimated that, in the 1960s, the critical decade of the voting-registration drives, “as many as 90 percent of the civil rights lawyers in Missisisippi were Jewish.”
Large numbers of them were recent graduates of Ivy League law schools. They worked around the clock analyzing welffare standards, the bail system, arrest procedures, justice-of-the-peace rulings.
Racing from one Southern town to another, they obtained parade permits and issued complaints on jail beatings and intimidattion.
Jews similarly made up at least 30 percent of the white volunteers who rode freedom buses to the South, registered blacks, and picketed segregated establishments.
Among them were several dozen Reform rabbis who marched among the demonstrators in Selma and Birmingham. A number were arrested. Others were taken into custody for attempting to desegregate a swimming pool in St. Augustine, Florida.
Jewish involvement in the Civil Rights movement
One of the demonstrating rabbis, Arthur Lelyveld, was severely beaten in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. A young physician, Edward Sachar, volunteering his medical services to the freedom marchers, nearly lost his life as his automobile was forced off a Mississippi back road by local rednecks.
These were white Jews fighting and risking their lives so that blacks could have rights.
It wasn’t a “dream” when Jews marched alongside Blacks in the fight for civil rights.
Being severely beaten for a cause?
Would you call that “rocking the boat”, Venus?
And……..Since when do moral and civil people concern themselves with “upsetting” those who are committing evil?
And how were Jews thanked by blacks?
With empowering anti semitic haters like Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and so called (IzlamoNazi) “Minister” Louis Farrakhan.
Professor Abraham Joshua Heschel marched with Dr. King in Selma.
Dr. Prinz devoted much of his life to the Civil Rights movement. He saw the plight of African American and other minority groups in the context of his own experience under the Hitler.
Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwarner, and black civil rights worker, James Earl Chaney, were murdered as they participated in civil rights activities in Mississippi in 1964.
Venus smilin and shoppin in a Land where women are routinely beheaded by fathers and brothers for the crime of “having been raped.”
Where ho-mo-sexuals are hanged.
Where no Churches or synagogues are permitted.
Hope ya got a bargain girl.
Thank you Andy Roddick.
Fighting anti Americanism, anti Chrisitianism and anti Semitism is all about Action, not words.
ROCK THE BOAT. Y’ALL. ROCK IT REAL GOOD.
(Tip o the hat to Karl M.)