Saudi Arabia officials look to boost tourism, but Bibles not welcome

You are not allowed to bring that stuff into the kingdom. – Saudi Consulate official in New York

Can’t imagine why? Hmmm…can you picture U.S. officials treating Islam as some kind of disease carried by the Koran, not to be transported into the county under any circumstances? I think not. What a twisted “religion” Islam can be.

Saudis might take Bibles from tourists

The Jerusalem Post

Despite a series of initiatives aimed at generating foreign tourism, the Saudi Arabian government continues to bar Jews and Christians from bringing items such as Bibles, crucifixes and Stars of David into the country and is threatening to confiscate them on sight, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

“A number of items are not allowed to be brought into the kingdom due to religious reasons and local regulations,” declares the Web site of Saudi Arabian Airlines, the country’s national carrier.

After informing would-be visitors that items such as narcotics, firearms and pornography may not be transported into the country, the Web site adds: “Items and articles belonging to religions other than Islam are also prohibited. These may include Bibles, crucifixes, statues, carvings, items with religious symbols such as the Star of David, and others.”

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