This is what happens when reality on Apartheid Arab states gets to face their own actions!
The entire world should be notified that Racism is practiced by most Arab states in contradiction to Israel where Arabs of any nations may get a visa.
For the second time in five years, Kuwait was suspended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for political interference on Tuesday,
This action is leaving the Gulf country’s athletes in limbo for next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Yair Davidovich, a technical delegate for the International Sports Shooting Federation (ISSF), was scheduled to supervise the Asian Shooting Championship in Kuwait November 1-12. He was denied a visa by the Kuwaiti immigration department due to being Israeli. The ISSF petitioned the IOC to revoke the event of its Olympic status in response.
“The denial of a visa is against the non-discrimination principle of the Olympic Charter,” said the IOC. “The Olympic Charter must apply for all Olympic Qualification competitions.”
Kuwait’s national Olympic committee was suspended in order to “protect the Olympic Movement in Kuwait from undue government interference,” the IOC stated.
Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, the Kuwaiti who heads the global association of national Olympic committees, told AP on Monday that Kuwait would be suspended.
“As a Kuwaiti I am very sad,'” Sheikh Ahmad said in an interview. “All of us are upset. It’s a very sad story.” With that he most likely just refers to the suspension but not to his nations obvious Antisemitic racism that is a as blatant as South Africa’s Apartheid one was !
Naturally the suspension not only affects the shooting event, but all Kuwaiti athletes, as its the nation Kuwait hat has brought in this despicable racist attitudes naturally it will prevent any Kuwait team from competing on behalf of their country in next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.!
SDR asks IOC to rethink this as it would be very embarrassing of the Kuwaiti or other Arab nations participants won’t touch the hand of Israelis.
Strangely and manipulatively: The athletes could still receive permission to compete as individuals under the Olympic flag. This should not be possible if they endorse the same racist attitude their nation has shown.
This brings the IOC a new element to tackle as the world is been g ruled by many women leaders. Can the IOC accept people who would not shake the hand of a woman as participants in the Olympic games ?
Kuwait the land of racism and has a world widely seen history shaming the nation. Some wonder what a nation like Kuwait actually can be a member of UN and all their affiliated organisations like UNESCO or Save the Children etc….
Fact is that, Kuwait was first suspended by the IOC in 2010, but reinstated in 2012 ahead of the London Olympics after Kuwait’s ruler Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah promised autonomy for the country’s Olympic committee and new legislation that would prevent these sorts of situations. Kuwait’s soccer association was suspended by FIFA two weeks ago for the same issue.
In other words the IOC lets the Kuwait leaders dirt the Olympic spirit by letting the Kuwait´s take part in these national events!
After all the Olympic spirit was from Greece and has no tolerance for this sort of special conditions for people representing racist nations which stand against the beautiful spirit of the Olympic games.
No special rights should be given to anyone. The Olympic spirit is shared and must be clean of this sort of racist behaviour that hurts the games high standards in the past!
Especially sickening is the antisemitic attitude when the only attack ever on a Olympic game was nothing less than a Islamist terrorist hate crime. Palestinian terrorist organisation Black September killed 12 innocent Israeli Armlets and a German police officer ...Achieving only disgust in the eyes of the international community.
So let´s not forget
Munich Massacre' at the 1972 Summer Olympics
Millions of people who recall the slaughter unleashed by Palestinian Terrorists at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, those words are indelible. They were spoken by ABC’s Jim McKay, when he learned that Israeli athletes and coaches taken hostage by terrorists from the group Black September had been murdered. Our worst fears have been realized tonight. They have now said there were eleven hostages; two were killed in their rooms yesterday morning, nine were killed at the airport tonight. They’re all gone.” In the end, 17 people died during the Palestinian Black September attack: six Israeli coaches, five Israeli athletes, five of the eight terrorists and one West German policeman. Three terrorists were captured, but were later released by the West Germans.....
The Arab States have long had difficulty reconciling their obligation to non-discrimination in international sports events with their non-recognition of Israel. They continue their disgusting religious war and don't feel that they have done enough damage 1972 by performing a mass killing instead of showing how good they are in sports.
In 2013, for example, Gulf broadcasters censored Israel’s name and flag at the Swimming World Cup in Doha, Qatar. In 2007, Bahrain briefly considered stripping a Kenyan-born runner of his Bahraini citizenship as punishment for winning the 2007 Tiberius Marathon in Israel.
Arab and Iranian athletes also routinely drop out of athletic events to avoid competing against Israelis. Destroying the events for other participants out of racist reasons !
This sort of manipulative behaviour is not what one would await on the Olympic committee to allow just as little as they would allow racism of any others sort!
Its time the Olympic spirit would be given back to the people who only care about sportsmanship and to give a pure Olympic torch forward.
Kuwait human rights abuses of the most horrific nature are a still ongoing daily matter....
Kuwait has a large amount of Stateless Bedouins as they deny them Citizenship as complete opposite to the state of Israel who has given all Bedouins and Palestinian Arabs Israeli Citizenship with free health care schools and all other normal benefits of a Israeli citizen.
Kuwait however is a very segregating nation and its time they look at them self's in the mirror instead of accusing Israel of what they them self's do to people. Please take a good look at the pictures and video below as hey speak for them self's.....
This is how they treat Bedouins in Kuwait
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