Doesn't it matter on what ground he was refused an entry?
It does if it's purely on the colour of your skin and what you look like. The club may well be within it's rights to deny a person entry on any grounds, but entry refusal on the grounds of skin colour and wearing of a turban is going to be seen as racist like it or not.
The clubs management after trying to say initially that he was denied entry because it was full, issued a letter saying that:-
"Shakers club would like to emphasize that we never forbid people with different skin colour or religion, entrance to our club. Religion is an individual choice of each person and doesn't interfere to socialize and having fun with other people. This fact is evidenced by lots of photos in the gallery on our facebook profile, showing how many foreigners are spending great time in our club. Simultaneously we condemn all racist behaviour or manifested any signs of such feelings."
Are you not automatically siding with that Shih?
You on the other hand took it all on faith just because he belongs to a swarthy, turban wearing minority in Europe.
There seems to be little doubt that he was the victim of a racist attack. The fact that he was Sikh is irrelevant as far as I'm concerned. If he had been Spanish, Greek or Italian, my feelings would be the same, as would they if a Pole had received the same treatment in the UK from a British bouncer. Racism shouldn't be condoned at all as far as I'm concerned.
The club clearly wants to attract foreigners with money ( and hence I know that Shih didn't lie) so clearly he has been poorly trained D-head guarding the door.
I'm sure they do, and I'm also sure that the letter they issued after initially saying the club was full, was damage limitation. The very last thing a club needs is negative publicity and to be seen as racist, as that may well result in them losing those foreign customers with money.
What country has no problems with this or that? I don't see that racism is a problem in Poland
Other countries have far more of a problem with racism, that's not the argument. The point is that although Poland doesn't have those same problems, the figures reported by Polish police show that it is on the increase. Try telling those victims who have been attacked, that racism isn't a problem in Poland.
Why would you concern yourself with a foreign country?
I'm not quite sure how to take your comments here. Are you saying that because I am not Polish or live in the country, I shouldn't have an opinion on things that don't directly concern me?
Iron, I didn't need to dig long and hard at all. I am definitely not saying that racism in Poland is on a par with the UK for example, but the press being what it is, reports these things, so I didn't need to look too far at all.
Somehow I'm skeptical about that.
These were figures supplied by the Polish police and presumably the courts too, as the figures for both those prosecuted and sentenced were given. Why would you be skeptical?
If you mean PO they most likely were trying to suck up to their friends in Europe and that is the only reason those organizations were created.
I can't see the point in setting up organizations if there is no need whatsoever, regardless of who is in power, what would be the point?
all crimes should be treated seriously without creating special categories of a crime in the law unless there is an overriding imperative that compels you to create those special laws.
I am not saying that it needs to be done at this moment in time Iron. But if the situation worsens, then it might well need to be looked at. As far as I am aware, there are only a few Syrian refugees left in Poland from the Christian organisation which arranged their passage. Poland has taken none further. If this situation changes and refugees are admitted and attacks become more frequent, then Poland may not have a choice, especially if it is pressured by Europe. And no, I don't want to go into the rights and wrongs of EU membership, as that's for another thread!
I told you that I don't think much about Polish police professionalism that was an euphemism, I think that they suck big time! New laws wouldn't improve their performance.
Well, it would be a start!!
All the best.