Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Enough of This Saudi Arabian Appeasement!

I'm sick to the back teeth about our appeasement of the racist, oppressive Saudi Arabian regime.

Not only has an independent judicial enquiry into corporate corruption been shelved in order to not upset the Saudi princes, we now have their intolerance reaching into the personal freedoms of British citizens in a far more insidious way.

I refer to the recent ruling of BMI to ban one of its stewardesses from carrying her personal Bible with her on the plane - a practice she does because she carries it with her for personal use wherever she goes. The reason for this ruling is that the airline are following Foreign Office advice on banning the carrying of religious books and artifacts other than the Koran into the Saudi Kingdom.

This is an outrageous abuse of Saudi influence and shows a cowardly face on the part of the Foreign Office. This is the same nation which, in common with many middle eastern states, denies admission to the country for Jews and actively oppresses its tiny Christian minority as well as that of other religious faiths.

You know what? I'm fed up with British appeasement. Let the French build their jet planes. It's time to stand up to these bullies.

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