Andy Roddick protests Dubai. Venus Williams Wins.

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.

Jews:
Getting arrested?
Being severely beaten for a cause?
Getting KILLED?
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.
Thanks, really.


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.)

41 Responses to “Andy Roddick protests Dubai. Venus Williams Wins.”

  1. KarL M says:

    GAME…SET…MATCH…
    Andy Roddick blows up the boat, while Venus is still looking for the oar!!!!!
    To bad Weird Al Sharpton is jumpin up and down in the streets of New York protested some cartoon, he could have held court in Dubai and done something worthwhile for once…sorry, did i just put the word “worthwhile” and “Not So” Sharpton in the same sentence!!! my bad….
    Thumbs up to Rafi and Roger for faking injuries in support of the “Boy”cott of Dubai..
    (that’s right Venus sometimes it takes a spine to do the right thing, or a simple lesson in history.. to see who your friends have always been. How about you giving your award money to the Israeli as a gesture of support. I will hold my breathe as you reach out to her)

  2. Dee says:

    Wow. Im thoroughly impressed! Hats off to Andy!

  3. WH Fella says:

    Props to the good A-Rod for opening his mouth and more importantly doing something about it. So many athletes talk so much about doing things in this case Venus Williams, but very few atheles actually do something about what they believe. In this day and age, talk is cheap. Athletets are trained what to say to the media in order to maintain a positive image. Rarely do we see someone do something of this caliber to make a statement. The worse A-Ro(i)d can learn a lesson from his namesake.

  4. VBGuru613 says:

    Of course if it was an African American being barred the Al sharpton would be protesting.

  5. The Amboy Times says:

    Dubai: Banning Books and Jews…

    A few more items to add to the List of things that offend Muslims today. Our first example is another book banning. In this case because one of the characters is gay. This from the same people who accuse those……

  6. M.A. says:

    I’ve had issues in the past with Andy Roddick, but now I’m a fan. Good for him for not being afraid to make a statement.

    The women did not find out about the Peer incident until they were already in Dubai. I can see why the lower-tier women who needed the money played in the tournament. It would have been difficult for them to just pay for a round trip ticket to Dubai without the prospect of getting something out of it.

    Venus and Serina, however, are despicable. They didn’t need the money and it would have made a HUGE statement for them to leave Dubai without playing. One would think they would have more compassion for those who have been affected by discrimination. They had an opportunity to make a rousing statement, and they failed…miserably.

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  8. Stanford Matthews says:

    It is good that Roddick stood up for another player being denied entry to play in the tournament. If Peer would have been allowed entry, would she have played or boycotted the tournament?

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  10. ana's dubai work blog says:

    I’ve heard a lot of political issues regarding this tennis issue but for what I believe, Roddick did just the right thing and it should not be colored with political motivation whatsoever because If I were a sportsman myself, I would have done the same for a colleague in sports to show support. I don’t see any politics there except that some people put color on it.

  11. USpace says:

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    No matter how many beheadings, stonings, or terrorist attacks there are, we must never fear, resist or mock the precious and ever peaceful Islam. Who are we to say that raping 9 year-olds is immoral? Who are we to say that stoning gays and rape victims to death is evil?

    Who are we to say that killing hundreds of people every month in the name of Allah is the height of evil? That is just their culture and ideology and it MUST be respected. Morality is all relative, we must remember that.

    http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/
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    if she dishonors you
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    many Taliban planets

    stonings and beheadings
    billions served daily

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    absurd thought –
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    convert the infidels

    or make them pay a tax
    if they don’t want to die
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    All real freedom starts with freedom of speech. Without freedom of speech there can be no real freedom.
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  12. Wingless says:

    Ana from “Work @ Dubai” said:

    I’ve heard a lot of political issues regarding this tennis issue but for what I believe, Roddick did just the right thing and it should not be colored with political motivation…
    If I were a sportsman myself, I would have done the same for a colleague in sports to show support. I don’t see any politics there except that some people put color on it.
    ———————-

    REPLY:
    Are you joking?! It’s not a political issue?! PEOPLE putting “color on it” – P-UHHHH-LEASE!
    Get real! Peer was barred from your nation (or the nation you push on your site) because she was a Jew. No reason but that she was a Jew! Maybe not a ‘political issue’ but DAMN WELL a ‘totally clear cut, absolute indisputable act of racism’… But that’s semantics – I don’t care if you call it politics, or racism, or a nation showing its true colors – it’s a disgusting act by a nation, with no just cause, no real explanation.

    If the UAE wants to host a World-class tournament it needs to realize it must grant entry to the world, NOT THE WORLD — MINUS THE “EVIL, HOOK NOSED JEWS!!!”

    RODDICK WAS PROTESTING THE NATIONS ACT, HE WAS NOT JUST STANDING BEHIND ANOTHER PLAYER! Had Dubai barred a player for attempting to bring in contraband into the nation, or for cheating he would NOT ‘stand behind the player’ – and I SINCERELY HOPE you would NOT either… He stood behind his morals, he sacrificed rank & title for a player he may have never met.

    HE MADE IT CLEAR THAT UNLIKE OTHER PLAYERS, SOME TV NETWORKS, SPONSORS AND MOST SO-CALLED INTERNATIONAL “HUMAN RIGHTS” GROUPS, he has a clear moral compass AND a backbone.

    btw: if the barring of Jews from an International Tournament isn’t a political issue then WHAT IS IT?! Do understand: DUBAI BANS ISRAELIS ALL YEAR LONG! It had nothing to do with security as they claimed (had Peer tried to gain entry before or after the tournament she would have been similarly barred…)… This while Israel DOES LET IN ARABS + MAINTAINS A DEMOCRACY were 20% of the population are Arabs who get the same rights as Jewish Israelis (they vote, sit in parliament, sit as judge on supreme court, have Israeli passports & ID cards and thus access to same socialized medicine & ‘safety net’…)

  13. OMMAG says:

    Amazing empty headed sisters happy to be in Dubai…… oblivious to nature of world.

    Tennis player Roddick makes point that peers can’t grasp.

    Note to Dubai booster: Doing the RIGHT thing is political.

  14. Brooke says:

    Regardless of the motives, I’ll take it!

  15. LomaAlta says:

    Great post Angel. Thanks.
    “Jewish participation in the Civil Rights movement far transcended institutional associations.”

    You are darned right, Jews provided the brains, money, and people. Sadly, another case of hating those who helped you.

    Angel, I have a post you may appreciate. Thanks again.

  16. ben says:

    Angel- Great post! You go girl…

  17. PT gal says:

    serious props to andy! great post angel!

  18. z says:

    naaa..Venus and Serena aren’t SHOPPING, they were GIVEN that stuff….see those smiles and the boxes? SURE! It’s LOOT, it’s worth putting down our principles for LOOT, eh? (NOT)

    You’re right..they should have ALL protested. I’m so proud of Andy Roddick.
    I’m a tennis fan and didn’t know Nadal and Federer were too injured to play.

    Anyway….everyone should have said NO! WE DO NOT HONOR PEOPLE WHO DISS ANYONE. But, no, they can’t$$$$$

  19. Dinah Lord says:

    Didn’t Obama’s AG, Eric Holder just say we were all a bunch of cowards about race?

    I’d say that Venus, Serena and the whole corrupt WTA resemble that remark, wouldn’t you?

    Can you imagine what Serena and Venus’s FATHER WOULD HAVE DONE IF THIS HAD HAPPENED TO ONE OF THEM?????

    This is disgraceful. People should boycott the US Open, IMO.

  20. nancz says:

    have no fear!

  21. Dapoppins says:

    You are so right…all American’s should have stayed away from Dubai…but greed overcomes all , I guess.

  22. Jenn says:

    Dubai would change it’s ways pretty darn quick if the world came together and said stop slaughtering people and treating woman like beating posts, or we’ll stop buying your oil.

  23. RightKlik says:

    Obama was supposed to usher in an era of racial harmony and healing…what happened?

  24. Faultline USA says:

    Great post. Good for Andy for doing the right thing. Venus is typical of a good moral relativist.

  25. Incognito says:

    Good for Roddick… takes courage to do that!

  26. Debbie says:

    You said it Angel, Rock the Boat Good.

  27. Machiavelli says:

    Good to see that some people still have some good old fashioned values. Oh, and Mr. Holder would like to talk to you for discussing race outside of his context! : )

  28. Pasadena Closet Conservative says:

    Every player should have walked out. It would have sent a very clear message to the the UAE and the rest of the world. Too bad they didn’t have the guts to do so.

  29. Seane-Anna says:

    Andy Roddick is one lone “voice” fighting the good fight on behalf of the civilized world. I hope his fellow athletes in every sport are inspired by him to do the same. And shame on you, Venus! SHAME on you!

  30. MK says:

    Good on Andy Roddick for doing the right thing, i guess the allure of dollars was too much for Venus to overlook eh.

    “…..as many as 90 percent of the civil rights lawyers in Missisisippi were Jewish.”

    I guess, like you outlined, they’re getting the thanks for helping out now. The world is a screwed up place eh. That buffoon threw his shoes at Bush for freeing him. Obama waffles on about dreams and proceeds to shaft those that helped out to make those dreams come true.

  31. ekawaaz says:

    Andy Rocks the Boat…a pure gentle man….I dont know why the hell other sportsman dont have guts to refuse to play in Dubai…Shame….

  32. Red AppleClover says:

    I want to live in fantasy shopland too where everyone is oblivious to the plights of others while trying to discern if those shoes match that purse.
    Williams sisters = Oblivious tennis tools.
    Way to go Andy for being a humanitarian!

  33. Joe Gringo says:

    Just found my favorite tennis player, always knew he had a pair, hats off to him for doing the right thing!

  34. Nora says:

    Do you know something? Serena Williams dates (or at least dated) with a Jewish guy… ;)

    http//wwwsnopes.com/politics/quotes/serenaasp

    Read it till the end (the interview is a fake). But she is (or at least) was dating Jewish film director Brett Ratner.

  35. No Apology says:

    it would have been much better if the players had all acted in concert to protest this barbaric country’s arrogance. But, at least a few had the courage to protest. Dubai is a joke, and will come falling down like a house of cards.

    Venus is just weak and selfish.

  36. Ameya Waghmare says:

    Well, politics and sports simply do not should be mixed. A kind of separation of church and the state, now UAE Makhtoum family needs to opt for separation of politics and sports.

    How hateful can people really get?

  37. tapline says:

    At least one stood up and out…He should be commended by the chosen one and given the metal of Freedom or something like that….stay well…..

  38. Sharon says:

    Rodderick is a hero for doing what is right. Venus and Serena should be ashamed. I guess discrimination is only wrong when they think it applies directly to them? I will never root for them again or buy anything that they endorse!

  39. ddsharper says:

    Many of the posts here are full of non sequiturs. Venus is an individual first and black second. Venus has the right to voice an opinion and the free will to play wherever she wants. Venus is not a civil rights worker as were the Jews who fought for civil rights. Civil Rights was for everyone and not just blacks. The fact that whites, Jews, Hispanics and many other races fought for civil rights, as the lack of civil rights did not just affect blacks, doesn’t mean that everyone in those races were automatically civil rights advocates. Were all Jews civil rights advocates and non-racists? Were all blacks civil rights advocates and workers? Were all whites advocates of separate and unequal? Was the girl from France who lost to Venus supposed to protest as well? if not, why not? Instead of condemning an individual athlete for her freedom to chose her fight, why don’t you people consider your vehement responses as a reaction to her being black and choosing an action or non-action, as you would all others who chose to go and perform their sport’s activity. The real question should be why Venus is being singled out for not standing up? If they banned blacks from Dubai where is the proof in any of the non sequiturs that everyone would protest? Where is the precedence that others would en masse protest? South Africa, Slavery in America, Darfur, the Congo, King Leopold of Belgium? I say people have the right to choose their fights and ganging up on Venus, singling out Venus is simply a hidden form of racism. The article is biased and so are the posters as well as the person starting this thread. Just because a person is black are they forever required to be identified first by the color of their skin? It is no different than Dubai acting against the Jewish athelete because they are Jewish. Are all Jews than required to protest? Are blacks obligated to stand up for everyone because there was a civil rights movement, that benefited women, and all monorities and many whites, if you read the laws in the past 50 years? Holy crap people. did you protest Dubai’s actions? This and the article is a lynching. If only roddick pulled out then condemn all who did not or condemn no one at all. He had the right to make a choice, so did Venus.

  40. lindquistL says:

    And had she rocked the boat, would it have changed anything? Peer was able to play recently. Had she rocked the boat this could have caused more harm than good. Yeah, like more rioting, killing and mayhem. Is that what YOU want? Is that justice? Because sure enough more innocent people would have been caught in the crossfires, would they not? She did the right thing. She followed the admonition found in the Bible at Romans 12:3 – For through the underserved kindness given to me I tell everyone there among you not think more of himself than it is necessary to think so as to have a sound mind, each one as God has distributed to him a measure of faith. {Remember what happened to Serena at the FO with Jennifer Capriati}?
    She didn’t go with worldly authorities crying about the injustice, but to her God, Jehovah. In time she became the #1 WTA player, did she not? Also, at Romans 12:17- Return evil to evil to no one. Provide fine things in the sight of all men. Do not avenge yourselves, beloved, but yield place to the wrath; for It is written: I will repay, says Jehovah. {and he did}

  41. lindquistL says:

    Whatever tournament it was, remember? Was it fair to dishonor this woman in this way. Butttttttttttttt, everyone has their own opinion, do they not?