Check out my oped today in The American Thinker:
Jews Not Welcome to Buy Delta Tickets to Saudi Arabia
Once we accept these racist Sharia-compliant regulations, it is a slippery slope.
[....]Saudi law bans Jews from entering Saudi Arabia, and Delta's partnership with Saudi Arabian Airlines requires it to accept that law. That means if you're Jewish or hold a passport from Israel and try to get on a flight to Jeddah out of New York or Washington, Delta employees will stop you.
Saudi Arabia is not the only country in the Middle East that forbids people with Israeli passports, as well as people who have simply visited Israel, from entering. Lebanon, Syria, Iran, and others don't let Jews in, either. So Delta is respecting the entry regulations of Saudi Arabia, not adopting consciously discriminatory policies against Jews.
Why was the world up in arms over apartheid in South Africa but never says anything about this? Why isn't there a global boycott of Saudi Arabia over its religious and gender apartheid? The world could afford to be self-righteous about South Africa, but needs Saudi oil -- and Obama is doing nothing to drill here or open up our own oil reserves.
He should. These Saudi rules are not worthy of respect, and no U.S. company should accommodate them. It is illegal in the United States to discriminate on the basis of religion, and that's the only law that Delta should respect.
UPDATE: Here is the paperwork for the pro-sharia trolls:
Imagine the protests in the streets if Delta Airlines were to tell Muslims that they could not fly somewhere because the local customs would not permit them to enter that country? And just how quickly would Rev. Al Sharpton be able to gather thousands to march against Delta Airlines if they would not allow black people onto their planes because the country where they were flying would not permit people of color to enter?
Those situations are impossible to conceive because they could never happen, right?
But Delta Airlines is facing a similar moral dilemma as they get are about to complete an alliance with Saudi Arabia. The Delta-Saudi deal means adding Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAA) to Delta’s SkyTeam Alliance. For the first time, this would allow Delta passengers to fly direct into Saudi Arabia, as long as passengers are not Jewish, do not have a passport from Israel or a passport that is stamped from Israel.
This issue was addressed back in April when attorney Jeffrey Lovitky sent the following letter to Delta;
Two weeks later, Mr. Lovitky received a response from Delta, and not from CEO Richard Anderson. Lovitky‘s letter was referred to ’Customer Care.’
The answer was quite clear. Delta did not see Saudi Arabia’s discrimination against Jews to be their problem. And yet, Mr. Lovitky presisted with his questions until he received this letter;
As far as Delta was concerned this was a dead issue. Dead until it was brought to the attention of former Congressman, Fred Grandy. Mr. Grandy was visiting some old friends on Capitol Hill earlier this week when these letters were handed to him. Fred and his wife are regular guests on the Jeff Katz morning show on Talk 1200 in Boston, and this past Wednesday they discussed the potential problems that might stem from Delta’s business alliance with Saudi Arabian Airlines.