Saturday, April 22, 2006

No Muslims Allowed

Guess what I tried to join a club, ya a sports club, in a muslim country, supported by the government, and sponsored by mainstream businesses - This is what i was told, "We are sorry but we can not have muslim members" - I was like come on its a sports club with all the things I like why not? and I was told the government does not allow it. Hard to believe but will look into it deeper. The people were quite helpful in pointing me to another place though. What do you guys think. Why the discrimination, any ideas? I will keep digging. I protest these tyes of actions on part of anybody let alone a sports club.

17 comments:

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

That is outrageous and stupid! Anyways hope you are feeling better.

karachidude said...

can i know which club???pls

Destitute Rebel said...
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Destitute Rebel said...

hello karachi dude, the name of the club is sharjah wanderes club(british club). I found out today the reason they do not allow muslims is that they are the only establishment in sharjah allowed to serve alcohol. And the sharjah government does not allow them muslim mebers because of that. The reason I wanted to join was basically they have the cheapest rates in the UAE for scuba diving. They reffered me to thier partner club in dubai.

Enyur said...

That's just ridiculous! Your membership to club doesn't mean you'll start drinking alcohol...

Destitute Rebel said...

Agreed, but one thing I'v learnt in the UAE there is no arguing with the authorities. No matter how hard you try to explain something to them they just can't get it into theirs heads and its a waste of time for you.

Zak said...

Hmm do you have ID cards with your religion marked in UAE?. From what I hear there is a lot of alchol flowing around in the Emirates nowadays anyways?

Destitute Rebel said...

Ya there is a lot of alcohol flowing all over the emirates except sharjah. And for anything you need a passport and my passport as well as many others around the world state the religion of the person.

Bongi-Amma said...

that is the dumbest thing i ever heard!

opinionatedinjerzee said...

what?? that is just plain stupid.. if this was the u.s there would of been a huge lawsuit right there waiting!!

BBCD said...

thats outragious, i didnt think things like that happened still. im shocked and horrified.

Seabrook Crisps said...

thats wrong

Destitute Rebel said...

Opinionated - yes i would have sued if I was in the US.

Ya things like these and many others are happening all over still and there is nothing we can do about it sad really -

khanana said...

That’s simply embarrassing for muslims to have such joke in their own land

karachidude said...
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O said...

Ah, good ol Gulf retards. Reminds me of the "No Muslims Allowed" beaches in Bahrain.

Let us make up our own minds on where we can go and how we're going to handle it, thanks. It's like the sight of a girl in a sport top or bikini is going to make us self-combust or something...

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