Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Banned From
Taking Bible
On Plane

It's good to see that the mainstream press is reporting this. This article is from the London Telegraph. It is not a surprise that the stewardess was banned from taking a Bible on a Saudi-bound plane, because it is illegal to possess a Bible within the borders of Saudi Arabia in the first place:

An air stewardess is claiming religious discrimination against an airline which she says banned her from taking the Bible to Saudi Arabia.

The stewardess has been told by BMI that it is against the law of the insular Middle Eastern country to bring in religious books other than the Koran.

The woman, who is understood to be a committed Christian, takes her bible everywhere she goes and is now set to take the airline to an industrial tribunal claiming discrimination on religious grounds.

On its web site the Foreign Office says of Saudi Arabia: "The importation and use of narcotics, alcohol, pork products and religious books, apart from the Koran, and artefacts are forbidden."

Another thing not allowed within the borders of Saudi Arabia? Jews.

Here's a screen-capture from the Saudi Tourism site saying, "No Jews Allowed."