Why, the howls of outrage would resound through the halls of the UN and the EU!
For the heinous practice of racial discrimination, the country would immediately face sanctions and other forms of official opprobrium under “international law”. The officials involved would be removed from their posts, prosecuted, and imprisoned.
But when an Arab country decides to exclude non-Arabs, it’s no big deal. It’s their country, right? They can keep out anybody they want. It’s none of our business to interfere.
According to AKI:
UAE: Non-Arab Immigrants May Face ‘Quotas’- - - - - - - - -
Abu Dhabi, 16 July (AKI) — The United Arab Emirates is considering the introduction of quotas to restrict the flow of non-Arab immigrants allowed to work in the country.
According to the pan-Arab daily, Al-Sharq al-Aswat, the government does not want to limit the entrance for workers from specific countries.
But it wants greater control over immigration since 80 percent of the national foreign work force is of Asian origin.
For this reason, the objective is to give preference to immigrants from other Arab countries, and in this way create a more homogeneous society.
According to the United Nations, the UAE previously had an open-border foreign labour policy which allowed private businesses to hire expatriate workers at internationally competitive wages and enhance the country’s economic growth.
The UN estimates there are 4.5 million people living in the UAE and immigrants comprise 71.4 percent of the population.
The fact that no one excoriates the UAE over this issue is further proof — as if we needed it — that “discrimination” is only a crime when white people practice it.
Something else to notice here: almost three-quarters of the population of the UAE is made up of immigrants. No wonder the government has decided to practice a little judicious “racism”.
Hat tip: C. Cantoni.