Islamic Tolerance Alert from YnetNews, with thanks to PRCS:
Indian female tennis player Sania Mirza, 19, who is ranked 39th in the world, announced that she would not play with Israeli up and coming tennis star Shahar Pe”er in the doubles tournament of the Bangalore Open for fear of violent protests by India’s Islamic community.
The two friends were prevented from cooperating in last month’s Australian Open for the same reason.
Mirza initially agreed to play with Pe”er in Bangalore, but later retracted, telling Pe”er “It’s best that we don’t play together this
time to prevent protests against my cooperation with an Israeli. There is no reason to arouse their ire (Muslims).”
Yes, there is. If their ire is unjust and bullying, decent people have every reason to arouse it, and to do everything they can to combat that injustice and bullying. But nowadays, virtually the whole world seems willing instead just to play along, give them what they want, to buy a little spurious peace.