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Offline Neo_za

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Re: Dakar to move to Middle East
« Reply #40 on: April 29, 2019, 06:26:25 pm »
Dont want this thread to become a debate between us so will conclude by saying that whilst governments / economies will invariably act in their own self interest, people have the choice (except probably in Saudi) to act according to the dictates of their own moral compass and sport / cultural activities is some of the areas where this can manifest - you will recall the sport boikots against apartheid RSA as example.

So where very serious human rights violations take place i would expect people to take a stance - especially RSA teams given our history.

If it was me, i would refuse to take part in Saudi.

Ok, that is all from me on this. No point in continuing. Each to their own.
 

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Re: Dakar to move to Middle East
« Reply #41 on: May 09, 2019, 06:51:11 pm »
The very reason why the Dakar was taken from Africa could play out in Saudi.

 

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Re: Dakar to move to Middle East
« Reply #42 on: May 10, 2019, 09:19:16 am »
It will be interesting to see what the spectator support will be like on stages! I just donít see the same passion and enthusiasm for the event in their population as a whole but I may be wrong. Those pics of massive parties next to the stage might be a thing of the past.

On a positive not, the SA passport is one of the easiest to get into Saudi as I understand. Looks like there is an online visa application so going to watch it might be a an option.


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Re: Dakar to move to Middle East
« Reply #43 on: May 10, 2019, 09:23:08 am »
The very reason why the Dakar was taken from Africa could play out in Saudi.

exploding muslims!!!
 

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Re: Dakar to move to Middle East
« Reply #44 on: May 10, 2019, 05:30:37 pm »
The very reason why the Dakar was taken from Africa could play out in Saudi.

Care to explain?
Courtesy from Grizz: In this day and age religion is often frowned upon, but I have met some of the most amazing people from various religions over time.
From Buddhists to Sikhs, through Muslims and Christians and everything in between, there are many good people out there and if you do not allow yourself to be swayed by petulant religious opinion, the world is an awesome place with the odd idiot in between trying to make it rubbish for others.
 

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Re: Dakar to move to Middle East
« Reply #45 on: May 10, 2019, 05:40:33 pm »
The very reason why the Dakar was taken from Africa could play out in Saudi.

Care to explain?
Ganja explained quite well above... :sip: :snorting:
 

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Re: Dakar to move to Middle East
« Reply #46 on: May 10, 2019, 07:59:43 pm »
The very reason why the Dakar was taken from Africa could play out in Saudi.

Care to explain?

Terrorists in Mauritamia killed a few people, amongst them french nationals if I remember correctly, and Saudi is not tht safe, I'd say.

Also, for those thinking that Dakar will change Saui attitude, the Dakar rally is a pimple on a pig's bottom, and not big enough to change anything there.
 

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Re: Dakar to move to Middle East
« Reply #47 on: May 10, 2019, 08:46:49 pm »
So when was the last time a suicide bomber killed him/her self in Saudi?
Or a westerner kidnapped in Saudi?

Dont get me wrong. I dont like the way they are treating some people and I am not saying the Dakar will be the only event that will change the Saudi attitude but it is changing.

 
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Re: Dakar to move to Middle East
« Reply #48 on: May 10, 2019, 09:24:38 pm »
So when was the last time a suicide bomber killed him/her self in Saudi?
Or a westerner kidnapped in Saudi?

Dont get me wrong. I dont like the way they are treating some people and I am not saying the Dakar will be the only event that will change the Saudi attitude but it is changing.

Crime, especially murder, is very low in Saudi, because of their strict death penalty system.