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What an great example of the bigoted prejudice of Islam...

ATHENS (Reuters) - Iran's world judo champion Arash Miresmaeili refused to compete against an Israeli Sunday, triggering a fresh crisis at the Olympic Games where race, creed or color are barred from interfering in sport.

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He should be striped of any medals and the right to compete and sent home for violating the indiscriminate spirit of the games...

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Let's be more understanding. After all, he would be in

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a real pickle if he lost which is most likely what he thought would happen.
Devil

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This is sad

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I have to wonder if he had been told by "superiors" to take this action should it arise or he would suffer consequences upon returning to Iran.

We may never know unless someone privy to such information spoke up.

I agree, however, that he should not be allowed to compete based on his discriminations during the games.

I hate seeing this happen. Sad

-- Marcia

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The Games are certainly not the venue for political protests.

The International Judo Federation (IJF) failed to agree how to deal with the politically explosive issue at an emergency meeting and said it would hold further talks Monday.

But in Tehran, the Iranian National Olympic Committee said in a statement: "This is a general policy of our country to refrain from competing against athletes of the Zionist regime and Arash Miresmaeili has observed this policy."


I think it would be wrong to penalize the entire Iranian team for the act of one member. However, in view of their National Committee's statement, they should all be sent packing.

Giving in to such demands undermines the spirit of the games, and leaves the door open for other such actions.

Angeline
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Hi, Clay.

While I agree with your thoughts, I'm not sure the header shows the sort of search for interaction and understanding that the Olympics are all about, either. And the iranian didn't win any medals to be stripped of, since it was his opening match.

And, just out of curiosity, how would you feel about a thread speaking of the "bigoted prjudice of Christianity," based on a story about Ian Paisley?

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I'm not sure the header shows the sort of search for interaction and understanding that the Olympics are all about, either.

Good, it's not about the Olympics but the intolerant theocracy of Iran. It is ashame that it took the Olympics to show it to the world.

And, just out of curiosity, how would you feel about a thread speaking of the "bigoted prjudice of Christianity," based on a story about Ian Paisley?

Fine by me. He's an intolerant, extremist as well.

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(NT) (NT) Most are well aware that he is not a typical Christian.

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That seems to be the universal attitude of muslims and their Northern European apologists.

But I'm glad that the Israeli didn't have to compete with anybody who wipes their butt with their hand, lol.

DE

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