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Malaysian flagBirgit Schmidt / Dreamstime.comThe Malaysian government says it will not allow Israeli Paralympic swimmers to enter the country for a swimming meet later this year. The meet is a qualifying event for the 2020 Paralympics, and the International Paralympic Committee said it is disappointed with the country's decision and is aiming to "find a solution" to the matter. Malaysia is one of the few Muslim countries to have no diplomatic ties with Israel and bans people with Israeli passports from entering the country.

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  • Deconstructed Potato||

    Mossad will just kidnap someone I suppose. Nothing like some leverage to getter dun.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    +10

  • Longtobefree||

    +8.3 from the East German judge - - -

  • Illocust||

    Seems pretty simple. If a country can't let in the people for your event just pick another country. If Isreal or the US did something like this, the organization would already be half way to their next best pick in protest.

  • perlchpr||

    That's my thought.

    "Oh! You didn't really want to host this event. We're sorry we misunderstood. How about Israel?"

  • sharmota4zeb||

    Yeah. The sponsoring organization should move it's event to a country that lets all participants in.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    "If they [the International Paralympic Committee] want to withdraw Malaysia's right to host the championship, they can do so."

    Seems to be the only solution.

  • Adans smith||

    The PIC should just move the games elsewhere. Of course that will never happen.

  • Earth Skeptic||

    Yep, too many bribes and BJ's already invested.

  • BigT||

    The other athletes should walk out.

  • Adans smith||

    I see what you did there.

  • BigT||

    I imagine they won't stand for being treated so shabbily.

  • Jerryskids||

    ...the International Paralympic Committee said it is disappointed with the country's decision and is aiming to "find a solution" to the matter.

    You know who else tried to find a solution to the Jewish problem?

  • This Machine Chips Fascists||

    Titus?

  • Adans smith||

    Henry Ford ?

  • sharmota4zeb||

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Julius Caesar?

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Xerxes I?

  • Still Curmudgeoned (Nunya)||

    Walt Disney?

  • Sometimes a Great Notion||

    Goliath?

  • Mendelism||

    Stephen Hawking?

  • Unicorn Abattoir||

    Sheldon Richman?

  • Anomalous||

    Karl Marx?

  • BigT||

    Plus XII ?

  • TangoDelta||

    Jesus Christ?

  • sharmota4zeb||

    This looks like a border control issue, which means we should have over 100 comments by libertarians who insist that a border is just a line on a map.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    They ain't Libertarians. Libertarians are fine with Rule of Law and nations.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Many in Malaysia support the Palestinian cause, with thousands taking to the streets to protest in December 2017 when US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

    The government shutdown probably isn't helping.

  • Conchfritters||

    It is right that they stand for the Palestinian cause. Palestine had a great empire in year ??? under King ???. No doubt they are pining for the good old days when they were merely treated like shit under their former Ottomon tribal warlords.

  • Earth Skeptic||

    Wait, I thought Muslims were cool?

  • A Lady of Reason||

    Talk about discrimination! I expect it from a Muslim country though, but not our own such as instances of colleges not writing recommendation letters to study over there!

  • A Lady of Spam||

    Totally agree with you sister.... Finally someone on this site with balls BIG enough to say what I'm sure we were all thinking! Sorry boys, move over, time for us women to have some fun!! See if you can keep up!!!!!

  • Unicorn Abattoir||

    Trolling your own trolls? Desperate.

  • A Lady of Spam||

    Sheesh, the men on this site.

  • A Lady of Spam||

    Why don't you go fire up the grill or chop firewood or something, macho man. (sneer)

  • A Lady of Reason||

    Hey, thanks for the publicity.... ;) Linking my blog in your link only helps promote me.....

  • A Lady of Spam||

    Totally agree with you sister... Us ladies gotta stick together!

  • A Lady of Reason||

    Careful there... It almost appears like you're helping me to be nice (gasp!)

  • Hank Phillips||

    Your online DNA model is the one Crick and Watson demolished. Imagine two banisters joined by balusters on a spiral staircase and that's is closer to how the 1952 DNA model looked--the one with glue i the right places that got the brass ring and names in the history books.

  • Anomalous||

    Is this one of those shithole countries that Trump likes to talk about?

  • I am the 0.000000013%||

    It isn't the USA, so 'yes'

  • Wil||

    The Israel nut huggers are out in full force today it seems.

  • Hank Phillips||

    Works for me. I shudder at what it could cost to get me to set foot in Malaysia--even if only to take measurements with a Geiger counter. Didn't bad things happen in 1972 Olympics in another famously anti-Jewish country?

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