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-Is Delta Airlines Going Anti-Semitic and Flying ‘Sharia’?

by Dr. D ~ June 25th, 2011

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The news that Delta Airlines is partnering with Saudi Arabian Airlines and will soon offer connecting flights to Saudi Arabia has brought on a major controversy.

All flights into Saudi Arabia require Saudi Visas which ban Jews, Christian priests, and Bibles plus require all women to wear appropriate Muslim garb.

Is Delta actually going to fly by Saudi Anti-Semitic ‘sharia’ rules? Delta Airlines responds that they do not discriminate however one must have a valid Saudi visa in order to get on a flight to Saudi Arabia.

Meanwhile, The Saudi government says that they do not discriminate against American Jews but Israeli passports are not allowed. However, it is common knowledge that folks with ‘Jewish sounding’ names are routinely denied Saudi visas. Also, Christian ministers in religious garb are not allowed, Bibles are confiscated, and women without proper Muslim wear are not allowed plus those traveling alone must have male family members meeting them at the airport on arrival.

Response: Has Delta really considered whether they are ready to be ‘Sharia’ compliant and fully prepared to receive all of the criticism and controversy that goes along with it? Sounds to me like they are trying to cop out and hope for the best.

Can you say boycott? I can envision multiple groups (including Jewish and Christian organizations) coming against Delta Airlines in the future. Plus major political pressure brought to bear. This story is a long way from over.            *Top

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2 Responses to -Is Delta Airlines Going Anti-Semitic and Flying ‘Sharia’?

  1. Susan At Delta

    Hi, this is Susan Elliott with Delta. Just want to provide an update because we see there is some confusion about our relationship with Saudi Arabian Airlines. We do not operate service to Saudi Arabia and do not codeshare with any airline that serves that country.

    Delta’s only agreement with Saudi Arabian Airlines is a standard industry agreement, which allows passengers to book tickets on multiple carriers, similar to the agreements other US legacy carriers have with Saudi Arabian Airlines.

    All of the three global airline alliances – Star, which includes United Airlines; oneworld, which includes American Airlines, and SkyTeam, which includes Delta – have members that fly to Saudi Arabia and are subject to that country’s rules governing entry.

    Read More: http://blog.delta.com/2011/06/23/view-from-30000-feet-delta-on-diversity/

  2. Dr. D

    Thanks Susan appreciate the further info.

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