December 21, 2006

No Bibles allowed

From (Yediot Ahronot-Hebrew edition, Dec. 20, 2006):

British Midland, the second largest airlines in Britain, ordered its air crews not to take the New Testament with them on their flights to Saudi Arabia "so that they don't enrage the Muslims."

Instead, crews have been ordered to take care of there being a sufficent supply of Korans for these flights. One of the stewardesses sued the company on grounds of religious descrimination. According to the company, the order they issued came from a recommendation of the British Foreign Office not to bring non-Muslim religious materials into Saudi Arabia. The order of British Midland came after British Airways instructed a stewardess to refrain from wearing a cross.