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From: An Anonymous Expatriate
I thought you`d like to
know that your site is blocked in the United Arab
Emirates. When we go to your site, here is a screen grab
of what we get.
The link provided is to this :
ECompany Feedback I have tried to
get sites unblocked but it almost never works.
Rarely do we even get an acknowledgments for our
request. I`m a liberal, myself, so I don`t agree with
much of what you say. But I certainly
defend your right to say it!
writes:There are a number of things we print that may be
"inconsistent with the religious, cultural, political
and moral values" of the Emirs.
And this what I wrote
about UAE immigration policy in a roundup of immigration
news from around the world.
Naturally, the UAE
doesn`t let the guest-workers vote, because it doesn`t
let anybody vote, except the
But the UAE is having
problems, too. I attach a couple of quotes, without
comment, to show that America is not the only country
with this problem.
Arab Emirates – 29Apr 2003
Ashfaq Ahmed and Bassma Al Jandaly
“The clock is ticking
rapidly for illegals in the country – and by tomorrow
the deadline for the amnesty will have passed, leaving
those still in the country facing hefty fines and jail
“An official from the
Ministry of Interior who described illegals as a `pain
in the neck,` said: `In these last hours they suddenly
seem to have realized there is an amnesty on offer and
are rushing to get exit passes.`"
official said] `But those who remain will be hunted
after April 30 and deported, which means there will be a
permanent ban on their entering the country.` The number
of those who have left has not reached the anticipated
The UAE has
only one internet provider,
which makes censorship easy, and there`s not a lot we
can do about
policies, short of invading them and imposing democracy
and civil rights, an exercise that many people consider
more trouble than it`s worth. But there is a place
that`s supposed to already have democracy, civil rights,
and freedom of speech and that`s the USA. We`ve had a
lot of trouble
with internet filtering trying to silence us, and we
appeal to our readers to
any instance of VDARE.com being blocked by
some stupid program installed in your computer—once
we know it`s happening, our lawyers can deal with it.