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  1. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    23 Jun '11 22:18
    http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2011-06-23-us-jews-delta-airlines-saudis_n.htm

    Jews and Israelis, or passengers carrying any non-Islamic article of faith, will not
    be able to fly Delta Air Lines flights from the U.S. to Saudi Arabia under Delta's
    new partnership with Saudi Arabian Airlines.

    [...]

    Saudi Arabia, which is governed by strict Islamic law, requires citizens of almost
    every country to obtain a visa. People who wish to enter the country must have a
    sponsor; women, who must be dressed according to Saudi standards of modesty,
    must be met at the Saudi airport by a man who will act as a chaperone.

    Saudi Arabia bans anyone with an Israeli stamp in their passport from entering the
    country, even in transit. Many Jews believe the kingdom has also withheld visas
    from travelers with Jewish-sounding names.

    Religious items such as Bibles that are not related to Islam may be confiscated at
    the airport.

    [...]

    In a statement to Religion News Service on Thursday, Delta said it "does not
    discriminate, nor do we condone discrimination against any protected class of
    passenger in regards to age, race, nationality, religion, or gender."

    The airline, which did not deny the new policy, insisted that it has no control over
    who may fly to Saudi Arabia.

    "Delta must also comply with all applicable laws in every country it serves," adding
    that passengers are responsible for obtaining the necessary travel documents
    required for entry.

    _____

    The article also suggests that some in the U.S. are considering legal action against Delta.

    Assuming Delta's new policy is legal, is it reasonable?
  2. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    23 Jun '11 22:25
    Sure. The Saudis demand it. If you want to go to Arabia, do as the Arabs do.
  3. 23 Jun '11 22:49
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Sure. The Saudis demand it. If you want to go to Arabia, do as the Arabs do.
    Good idea, as long as the saudis realize that what's good for the goose is good for the gander and don't cry if the western nations reciprocate.
    Which they won't because it'd be unfair, but it's OK for the islamofaschit countries.
  4. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    23 Jun '11 22:53
    Originally posted by Zapp Brannigan
    Good idea, as long as the saudis realize that what's good for the goose is good for the gander and don't cry if the western nations reciprocate.
    Which they won't because it'd be unfair, but it's OK for the islamofaschit countries.
    How will we reciprocate?
  5. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    23 Jun '11 23:01
    Saudi Arabia: the Taliban that's on our side.
  6. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    23 Jun '11 23:04
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Saudi Arabia: the Taliban that's on our side.
    They're smart. They make sure to have the best mercenaries on their side when the crap goes down. This of course infuriated bin Laden, who was more on the zealot side than the negotiator side of his culture.
  7. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    23 Jun '11 23:18 / 1 edit
    There goes my summer vacation to Riyadh.

    Oh well, I hear it's 120 degrees there anyway.