Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Why does BMI self censor ?

Would BMI prevent a passenger from carrying a Bible to Saudi Arabia ? Then why stop a stewardess ?

Again we have cowering westerners doing the work of oppression on behalf of regime's and religions that haven't even asked them to do it.

Now Saudi Arabia's ban on religious books that aren't the Koran is strange, and in some ways an implicit admission of the weakness of the states faith. ( Who can forget the trouble caused to Saudia when it was pointed out that the letters s and a outlined a cross on the side of their airplanes - they had to repaint the whole lot !) But its not the business of BMI.

[ Old saudi livery - with added cross between s and a. Maybe BA should have a go ?]

However, I do think its time the Saudi's where challenged on their religious intolerance.


wrinkled weasel said...

What's going on Man (IAS)?

I don't understand who's supposed to be doing what to who. Is there a link where I can read the original story please?

Man in a shed said...

Sorry (there was one in the title - but its not obvious ) - I've added one in the text and here.

Thanks for pointing that out.

wrinkled weasel said...

Thanks. I shall run it on my blog too.