Qatar Police Use Whips On Asian Labourers “Because The Asians Do Not Understand”

“You will never see me accepting another contract in the Middle East. I don’t care how much money I’m offered next time, it is not worth the indignity of being looked at like I’m some sort of lower lifeform by people who don’t even wash their hands after doing the necessary.”

BFP’s Robert talking about working as an aircraft maintenance engineer under contract in Middle East countries.

Whipping Victims Chosen By Race

The Middle East if full of contract workers. Some, like BFP’s Robert, are well-paid professionals who put up with the nonsense as fair trade for the money. Younger workers are also attracted by the novelty and a sense of adventure which, according to Robert, soon fades.

But 90% of the foreign workers in the Middle East can rightly be described as low-end labourers and little more than slaves. Some really are slaves. There is a racial hierarchy enforced everywhere with Arabs at the top, followed by whites with blacks and asians at the bottom of the pile.

When Robert saw the following article online he said we must write about it, so here you go…

Souq Shock For Asian Bachelors

ASIAN bachelors were beaten with whips and even kicked during a heavy-handed police operation to prevent them from entering Doha’s popular souq areas yesterday.
Several encounters, witnessed by Gulf Times, saw Heritage Police Officers using stick-like instruments to herd labourers away from cordoned areas along Grand Hamad Avenue.

When one officer was asked why such force was being used he replied: “They are not allowed inside this family area.” He then explained that whips were being employed “because they do not understand”. 
Although policemen usually patrol the Grand Hamad area on Fridays, they tend to be plainclothes officers who do not carry weapons such as those on show yesterday.
 Shockingly, Gulf Times saw one officer using his whip on five separate occasions within a ten-minute period, even running to catch people before hitting them. 
Other appalled witnesses said they had seen labourers being kicked by the officers if they did not move quickly enough to exactly where they were told.

… continue reading this article at the Gulf Times (Link Here)

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6 responses to “Qatar Police Use Whips On Asian Labourers “Because The Asians Do Not Understand”

  1. permres

    The more I read about the Muslim world the more uncomfortable I get. I would really like to hear from moderate Muslims that all of these stories are extreme, and that in the light of a modern analysis (let us here apply the Hegelian advocacy: thesis, antithesis, synthesis), then the Islamic faith should move to address its medieval responses to these immediate problems, and will fully acknowledge the Human Rights Convention of the United Nations.

  2. reality check

    economic and racial stratification for foreign workers has been going on for years in the middle east and particularly in Dubai and The Arab Emirates.

    Because of the worlds addiction to oil we grin and bear it. Slowly removing ourselves from our dependency on oil is one way to seperate ourselves from supporting overtly racially biased and non-democratic regimes.

  3. the informer

    pemres… what does it have to do with the muslim race.. it is the type of ppl who take advantage of others… the indentured workers are also muslims so if eligion wasthe motive behind it then the Arabs would not be doing it.. it is all about pride that the Arabs have in them because they feel they are superior ppl

  4. permres

    My phrase was, the informer, “the Muslim world” not the Muslim race. Qatar is a predominantly Muslim country, I understand, and the ruling elite are Muslims. Islamic law presides.

    Stories of the application of Islamic law are invariably oriented towards extreme punishment, and I was hoping that the majority of Muslims, who are moderate, would show some sort of disagreement with these perhaps isolated instances of man’s inhumanity to man.

    Much as we do when we learn of police brutality and corruption in our own country.

    I apologise if it appeared that I was condemning all who adhere to Islam.

  5. Green Monkey

    3rd lawsuit accuses Chicago police officers of harassing black Election Night celebrants

    A third lawsuit claims Chicago police harassed black residents cheering President-elect Barack Obama’s win on Election Night.

    The latest lawsuit accuses officers of shouting expletives and discharging pepper spray at people peacefully celebrating on sidewalks and porches. The suit was filed Friday in federal court on behalf of 22 black plaintiffs.

    Their attorney, Blake Horowitz, says the incident was racially motivated. He says police broke one plaintiff’s cell phone when he tried to record the incident.

    Two similar lawsuits were filed earlier.

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  6. Green Monkey

    Hey BFP, could you release from moderation my earlier comment on this thread which linked to a story on police using torture tactics on peaceful demonstrators during the US Republican national convention and charging members of the Quaker community (known for their anti-violence, anti-war stance) with terrorism.

    Thanks