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Saudi again - you couldn't make this up

Old Mar 14th 2013, 9:11 am
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Default Saudi again - you couldn't make this up

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/saudi...e#.UUGG0ByLCSo

" A Saudi Arabia Airlines flight from Jeddah to the eastern city of Dammam was delayed over a passenger's demand that a stewardess be removed from the aircraft because she wasn't accompanied by a male guardian, Okaz newspaper reported.

Flight 1108 was delayed when a stewardess began to read out and demonstrate flight safety procedures was interrupted by a passenger who asked her "why are you on the plane without a guardian?" the newspaper reported.

The passenger then proceeded to demand the plane not take off until all women unaccompanied by male guardians be removed from the aircraft.
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Old Mar 14th 2013, 9:21 am
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I like the reply that lays bare the hyporcrisy of Saudi demanding that housemaids only be released from the airport after their employer comes for them. Seeing as how the employer is almost always male, this contradicts their own laws on unaccompanied females. The other mention of hypocrisy is Saudi women making their housemaid sit in front next to the driver.
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Old Mar 14th 2013, 9:25 am
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It baffles the mind. I think I can more easily understand dolphins than Arabs.
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Old Mar 14th 2013, 9:37 am
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Love the guy who commented that Cate Stevenson (Yusef Islam) couldn't land in the US for some flimsy reason.
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Default Re: Saudi again - you couldn't make this up

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Love the guy who commented that Cate Stevenson (Yusef Islam) couldn't land in the US for some flimsy reason.
Theres always some disengenous apologist sh$t who tries to draw moral equivalency where there is none.
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Old Mar 14th 2013, 9:48 am
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Articles like this no long surprise me
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Idiots.
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I don't think there is a word invented that is strong enough to describe my dislike for Saudi Arabia.
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Default Re: Saudi again - you couldn't make this up

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Love the guy who commented that Cate Stevenson (Yusef Islam) couldn't land in the US for some flimsy reason.
He's had a sex change as well? Wouldn't have thought that went down very well... And changed his former surname. Must be one mixed up guy/gal.
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Originally Posted by Bahtatboy View Post
He's had a sex change as well? Wouldn't have thought that went down very well... And changed his former surname. Must be one mixed up guy/gal.
I did wonder that myself always thought HE was CAT STEVENS originally, al least he was on my records..
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Default Re: Saudi again - you couldn't make this up

Last month, the monarch appointed 30 women to the 150-member Shoura Council which was previously an all male body that advises the government on legislation.
I wonder how this works as the women can't talk to the men or even be in the same room? Notes under the door perhaps?
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Originally Posted by mikelincs View Post
I did wonder that myself always thought HE was CAT STEVENS originally, al least he was on my records..
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Cat Stevens in his new-found rolw of Yusuf islam sees himself as a missionary for The One Tru Faith. Maybe hwe will convince Britexpat76 ?
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Default Re: Saudi again - you couldn't make this up

Originally Posted by kittycat1 View Post
I wonder how this works as the women can't talk to the men or even be in the same room? Notes under the door perhaps?
Apparently there was talk of using a videolink from the next room. With Skype etc feasible enough.
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Old Mar 14th 2013, 7:11 pm
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but if you read the article the loon got forcibly removed...not the stewardess.

I don't mean to defend the place but it is only a v v small minority of nutjobs.
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