Delta Air to enforce sharia – ban Jews, Israelis and more on US-Saudi flights (updated)

Too bad we can’t scrub Islamic sharia law, jihad and Islamic intolerance of non-Muslims as quickly and easily as USA Today scrubbed this story from their site.

via U.S. Jews not able to fly on Delta flights to Saudi Arabia – USATODAY.com.

Islam's holiest city bans non-Muslims

JERUSALEM — Jews and Israelis, or passengers carrying any non-Islamic article of faith, will not be able to fly Delta Air Lines flights from the U.S. to Saudi Arabia under Delta’s new partnership with Saudi Arabian Airlines.

Although Delta announced in January that the Saudi airline would join its SkyTeam network next year, the implications of the deal only came to light recently, according to people who have scrutinized the details.

Saudi Arabia, which is governed by strict Islamic law, requires citizens of almost every country to obtain a visa. People who wish to enter the country must have a sponsor; women, who must be dressed according to Saudi standards of modesty, must be met at the Saudi airport by a man who will act as a chaperone.

Saudi Arabia bans anyone with an Israeli stamp in their passport from entering the country, even in transit. Many Jews believe the kingdom has also withheld visas from travelers with Jewish-sounding names.

Religious items such as Bibles that are not related to Islam may be confiscated at the airport.

Colby M. May, senior counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice, a conservative legal group founded by religious broadcaster Pat Robertson, said his office is trying to determine if the agreement runs afoul of U.S. law.

“The very idea that there is a common carrier airline service that would deny an American citizen in America access to their services because they are Jewish or have religious items such as a yarmulke, a cross or a priestly collar, is deeply disturbing,” May said.

May said he is “trying to get answers” from Delta.

“They have not responded in a way that answers the question,” he said. “Hopefully they’ll do so.”

In a statement to Religion News Service on Thursday, Delta said it “does not discriminate, nor do we condone discrimination against any protected class of passenger in regards to age, race, nationality, religion, or gender.”

The airline, which did not deny the new policy, insisted that it has no control over who may fly to Saudi Arabia.

“Delta must also comply with all applicable laws in every country it serves,” adding that passengers are responsible for obtaining the necessary travel documents required for entry.

“If a passenger travels without proper documents, the passenger may be denied entry into that country and our airline may be fined,” the statement said.

The Jan. 10 agreement allows Saudi Arabian Airlines to become a member of SkyTeam in 2012 after “fulfilling all membership requirements,” according to a SkyTeam statement. The Saudi airline is SkyTeam’s first member from the Middle East.

The policy has deeply angered U.S. Jewish groups, especially since Delta is an American carrier.

“Saudi Arabia, a U.S. ally, should be strongly condemned for its despicable discrimination against Jews,” said Kenneth Bandler, a spokesman for the New York-based American Jewish Committee.

“For an American company, our nation’s values should trump narrow business interests. Delta should be the first to reject Saudi airlines as a SkyTeam member.”

Dan Diker, secretary general of the World Jewish Congress, said he hoped “Delta will not be complicit with what appears to be a demonstrably anti-Semitic and racist policy by Saudi Arabian Airlines.”

Hope hasn’t gotten the U.S. much lately. Delta will be complicit with enforcing sharia law if they permit this blatant discrimination.

Contact your elected officials and let Delta know your thoughts on their sharia compliance.

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Update: Delta says it doesn’t discriminate, but it will enforce Saudi Arabia’s Arab/Islamic/sharia discrimination:

Delta spokesman Trebor Banstetter responded with its non-discrimination policy and posted on their blog:

We’ve gotten questions today from you, our concerned customers, following an article about Saudi Arabian Airlines joining SkyTeam (the global airline alliance that includes Delta as a member). After listening to many of your thoughts today, we’d like to take this opportunity to share some information and help to clarify some of the questions we know you have.

First and foremost, I think one of the most important things to mention here is that Delta does not discriminate nor do we condone discrimination against anyone in regards to age, race, nationality, religion, or gender.

That said, some have raised questions about whether Saudi Arabian Airlines’ membership in SkyTeam means Delta is adopting any type of policies that could present barriers to travel for some passengers, including Jewish customers. For this particular concern, it’s important to realize that visa requirements to enter any country are dictated by that nation’s government, not the airlines, and they apply to anyone entering the country regardless of whether it’s by plane, bus or train.

We, like all international airlines, are required to comply with all applicable laws governing entry into every country we serve. You as passengers are responsible for obtaining the necessary travel documents, such as visas and certification of required vaccinations, and we’re responsible for making sure that you have the proper documentation before you board.

Detroit rabbi and blogger Jason Miller points out:

The issue here is one of principle. Delta isn’t being forced to include Saudi Arabian Airlines into its Sky Team Alliance. In fact, Delta could stand on principle and refuse to include Saudi Arabian Airlines based on its discriminatory policy.

Atlas Shrugs has some Delta Sharia Airlines screen shots of Delta’s obvious anti-Semitism and discrimination, and their complicity and compliance with Islamic sharia law.

More thoughts:

Imagine this: A decade after a group of Saudis hijacked four American planes, flying two of them into the World Trade Center and another into the Pentagon, it is considered unthinkable to give a Saudi airline passenger a second look at the security gate. But it is totally thinkable, apparently, to enforce a strict policy of “no-Jews fly.” Amazing. You don’t think Shariah law is coming to America in bits and pieces? Consider the fact that it is against U.S. law to discriminate on the basis of religion. But Delta is doing just that at the bidding of Saudi Arabia. In fact, it is doing the discriminating on behalf of Saudi Arabia. As for me, I don’t understand why Saudi Arabia Airlines is even permitted to land and take off at U.S. airports. Would we allow Nazi Germany’s airlines to land and take off here? Would it have been appropriate for American companies to cooperate with their viciously anti-Semitic policies in the interest of commerce? If Saudi Arabia can leverage its wealth in this way, where do we draw the line? Is there anything Americans and American companies and the American government won’t do when the sheikhs beckon?

And Petition to Demand Delta End Business Partnership with Saudis

47 Responses

  1. Delta is on my PERMANENT no fly list!

  2. I’ve just banned Delta. How about that?

  3. From the daily news items this site posts, I think the name should be changed to Galloping Sharia. I will call Delta first thing tomorrow and let them know I will never fly with their airline again and will do my best to encourage all I know to do the same.

  4. I will also be in contact with my senator and congressman on the issue.

  5. Let’s see how many honest Americans will Boycot Delta!
    Maybe we can force then into bankruptcy!

  6. Delta is off my radar completely from this time forward, and I’ll share this on facebook so that everyone can see what a racist airline it is.

  7. Sigh…Another traitorous company to add to my very long boycott list.

  8. the link is removed
    “An early version of this story contained incomplete information and has been removed.”

    the story has been renamed- hmm

    ok tell me again which country in ME practices aparthied?? is a racist religious state? which counrty bans Christianity? does not allow non Muslims the right to dress and act within their own cultural customs?

  9. I will do all possible to never again travel on Delta

  10. I live in Atlanta. This is OUTRAGEOUS if true. They are also confiscating Bibles as well. I am going to send an email to my contact in the GA state legislature telling him to ban all Muslims from flying into Atlanta. I do not advocate that, of course because America is better than that, but I will tell him to push to block all their tax breaks in the state. Let them move their corp hq to the socialist / marxist states of CA or NY. They’ll be out of business in 5 yrs max.

    • Jeff wrote: “I am going to send an email to my contact in the GA state legislature telling him to ban all Muslims from flying into Atlanta. I do not advocate that, of course because America is better than that. . .”
      ———

      Jeff it’s not about America being “better than that”, it’s about America protecting itself and its citizens from those whose intent for being here is to destroy America, and either force American citizens to convert to Islam or murder them.

      It isn’t about America being “better than that” and allowing them to move here, it’s about such allowances literally being suicide for Americans. America has the right and the OBLIGATION to refuse to allow any and all Muslims to come into Atlanta or anywhere else on American soil, in order to protect itself and its citizens from Nazis, whether they are in German jack-boots or Muslim robes.

      • That is the point isn’t it. moslems are Nazis. Read their book and tell me I am wrong and they are not genocidal maniacs. Who is bad? The one who doesn’t allow hateful homicidal maniacs over for tea or the one who does?
        Since America IS better than that, she should not allow serial killers to take up residency. (Naziesque serial killers.)

        • Then they should stop flying to Saudi Arabia. I’m cancelling my Delta Skymiles connection with them

  11. Delta is out of my vocabulary from this day forward.

  12. This is just outrageous. Maybe Delta can’t control Saudi Arabian law, but they can refuse to fly there. As of now, I no longer recognize Delta as an airline. I regard it as a conspirator to force Sharia on the world.

  13. I’m going to fly on El Al,because it’s going to be the only airline
    that will be blessed by God left on planet earth.

  14. Enough of this Bull Shit! Flood Delta with emails demanding that they retract this policy! I for one, notified Delta that I would not fly on their airlines as long as this policy is in effect. Spread the word far and wide!

  15. BOYCOTT DELTA AIRLINES…Easy Peasy,, problem solved!!!
    when their passengers go elsewhere, that may wake them up!!
    Besides that, I won’t travel with a majority muslim flight, and I won’t support a Sharia country….have NEVER wanted to fly to these neanderthal backwaters anyway!!

    • I agree. I have no desire, nor so I believe I will in the future. The Middle East is not on my travel Agenda.
      I will no longer fly with Delta.

  16. NO mo peanuts and juice on Delta!It has to be pickled pigs feet !…AND I had a dream;the head IMAN of SAUDI was standing on a balcony with an EAST WIND;enjoying profusely a HAMAN sandwich and a tall glass of Jewish wine ;same dream i had concerning the president of Iran.maybe they are going to convert to Pharissee ……..and then open a rib shack in Mecca.

  17. As much as I agree that the United States should not be following Sharia Law I am not angry about this. If I were Jewish, I would not be flying to Saudi Arabia anyway if I knew what was good for me. I really don’t see this policy affecting anybody new.
    I just complained to Delta for leaving me stuck in a plane for 1 1/2hours waiting for a gate on 04 Jun in Atlanta and received a very similarly spirited B.S letter about policy, we love you, yadda, yadda, etc. but agree with them that they have to follow the rules of other countries when doing business. That’s pretty standard in business. Yes they could have refused to partner with Saudi Arabian Airlines but some other American Airline would have. I really don’t see Saudi Arabian changing anything soon so maybe we should just encourage them to get as many of their Muslims to go to Saudi Arabia and live there as possible. That would have a more positive effect instead of complaining about the first US airline to partner with a Sharia Law country.

    • Because they are enforcing Sharia Law on Americans ON American soil, that’s the problem.

      As an American Jew, I am now forced to abide by Sharia Law courtesy of Delta Airlines. Maybe I never would have tried to go to Jeddah, sure. But now I am FORCED into the decision by Sharia Law. On American soil.

      See the difference?

      This is very much like the 1930s when it was “oh, it’s just this one law, it will blow over.” And then the next law against Jews was enacted “Oh it’s just this one law too, and it will blow over”, so many Jews told themselves that crap and look what happened to them.

      Only this isn’t German Nazis this time, who were horrific enough.

      THIS time it’s Islamo-Nazis and if they get their wish to exterminate every last Jew, they are coming for all of YOU next. What the world sits back and watches what happens to us, will soon come and visit you in your own backyard.

      Also, I don’t see Israel, which according to Muslims and their sympathizers is supposedly so apartheid, banning Muslims from any of its EL AL flights from the USA to Israel. Or banning Muslims from its land, either – which it should, since the Muslims are hellbent on murdering every last Jew there and destroying the State of Israel.

      Funny, isn’t it, how the Muslims always accuse others of being what they themselves are.

      Delta will never get my business again, nor that of any of my family or friends. Unfortunately I doubt that will make a bit of difference to Delta, their eyes are blinded by Saudi oil money.

      • “THIS time it’s Islamo-Nazis and if they get their wish to exterminate every last Jew, they are coming for all of YOU next ”

        You damn right about that. These islamo nazis are worse than german nazis. And they wont stop at jews. They will start with jews, then the entire non-muslim world. They dont even consider eastern religions like hinduism and buddhism as religions.

      • Exactly Sarah, ITs a bloody disgraceful. When will we ever learn from the past????

  18. I am with the Rabbi…Delta did not have to make a pact with the devil.

    They have lost another customer! Bye! Bye! Delta!

  19. Ban Mohammed from flying Delta. Better still put all Mohammedans on the no fly list.

    They are not our allies.

  20. Unfortunately, I never fly them anyway (overpriced), but this means that I can’t boycott them on discrimination grounds! Oh well – at least I can write a nasty letter – they don’t know how poor I am, right?

    • The sad part is, I use them every time I go from USA to Europe. I also tend to use them inside USA too. They are always the price I want for my trips and convenient times. I even have frequent flyer miles with them. However, I will NOT use their service any longer. I will NOT fly with them. I will write them and tell them this.

  21. Shameful. In this case, it really is the principle or lack thereof. Creep…creep…creep.

  22. Delta should be shut down, dismantled and removed from U.S. soil. The owners and management should have thier citizenship revoked and then kick them out of the United States. They can go live in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi airline should be banned from U.S. airspace too.

    • Totally Agree Keith. No ifs or buts Delta needs to kick these intolerant, primitive freaks to the curb! WTF is going on? Why is everyone (even the good old President of the US) pandering to these nutters? All they do is discriminate,segregate & cause trouble where ever mobs of them go. In their own countries I say Go 4 It…Let them kill each other & wipe themselves out. But here in western countries its gotta stop. Religion has neva b4 been so outspoken,demanding or intolerant. What is wrong with these people? they come 2 western countries & demand we follow their barbaric & primitive ideals & seem to have no problem continuing murdering innocent people all in their gods name. All over America thousands of muslims openly support terrorism,violence,honor killings of their own families & continue to kill westerners & take down western infrastructure. Why do they come 2 western countries in the first place? Its time 2 wake up Mr President, these PEACEFUL muslims have an agenda & its not even a hidden one. They openly tell you what they r up to & u respond by pandering to their needs & by publically declaring Islam is not the problem! Well Mr P what the hell is the wrong with them? Cause its not a normal human trait is it????????????

    • I do not believe they should be dismantled. I believe they should be boycott and by reasons due to economics, be forced to merge with another, more intelligent company for survival. This is the proper way. Since we all have freedoms, they have the freedom to be intolerant jerks who cater to hateful people, we have the freedom to not support them. Everyone knows the best way to hurt a company is through depriving them of your money. Having the government intervene to take them apart is really the wrong idea.
      I do however, agree that Saudi Airlines should be banned from US Airports. They frequently shuttle terrorists….

  23. Just another method to protect mohammad’s god allah from infidels. Thinking about the persecution happening to non-muslimites in this country now will, not only be intensified but WE NON_MUSLIMITES WILL NOT KNOW. Maybe the president can help? NOT!

  24. Bibles confiscated and dumped in garbage cans at airports. I seen it. What did I do? Got a copy of “Bhagwad geeta” (hindu bible) original in sanskrit and carried it in saudi arabia. Nobody could read what is written.!!!! HA HA

    In the age of internet and satellite TV these idiots ban other religions objects? These morons are living in 7th century. Try banning the internet, or better yet, satellite Tv channels, in country of origin. HA HA

    • This is what I have been saying for ages! If they hate the West and such cultures as bad as they do. They should ban ALL items, including technology from their countries. As the West and all other cultures are ‘Evil’ then anything we make should be made from ‘Evil’ and banned.

      The sheer fact that they use SO many things created by non-moslems is surely hypocritical. They hate you, but love your creations. LAME! Hypocrisy! Liars!

      • The U.S.A. guarantees the security of Saudi Arabia. Do you know that the previous King of Saudi Arabia referred to Americans as his “blue-eyed slaves”? They protect him and when they die in his service, their bodies are frozen and returned to the U.S.A. just as if they had never existed. Their bodies can not be left there to “defile” the soil of their Holy Land!
        The Saudis are terrible. Even the richest of them hold slaves, because Muhammed did. And our American President gave King Abdullah a deep right angle bow when they met. How shameful! Americans bow to no one,
        We need to develop our own oil and shun the Saudis as they deserve to be shunned.

  25. [...] to investigate Delta’s Saudi deal Posted on June 26, 2011 by creeping An update on Delta’s sharia airline deal. via Sen. Kirk wants FAA to investigate alleged religious discrimination by Delta – The [...]

  26. [...] update on Delta’s sharia airline deal. via Sen. Kirk wants FAA to investigate alleged religious discrimination by Delta – The [...]

  27. [...] US Postal Service enforces sharia on shipments to troops Posted on June 29, 2011 by creeping USPS: Under Sharia Postal Service. Not a new policy – we covered it back in 2008, US Postal Service sells stamp celebrating Islam, won’t ship unIslamic content to US troops, but worth repeating along with Delta Air Lines sharia travel policy. [...]

  28. ALL AIRLINE PASSENGERS SHOULD FLY NAKED;IT SOLVES ALL PROBEMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!AND PLEASE!!!!NO FARTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. It’s absolutely appalling that Islam is taking over the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave!!!!

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