In January of 2011, Delta Airlines announced its support of Saudi Arabian Airline’s application to join its Sky Team global airline alliance. Delta’s vice-president had this to say: “We are honored that Saudi Arabian (airline) has chosen to link its future growth and success with Delta and our SkyTeam partners.” We should remember that word “honored” in light of Delta enforcing the rules that pertain to the Saudi Airline and Kingdom: No Jew can enter Saudi Arabia. This means that no Jew can board a plane on American soil headed for Saudi Arabia. Let’s be more specific: no American Jew can board an American Delta plane on American soil that is jointly operated by Saudi Air. When pressed on this disgraceful practice, Delta blames it on the Saudis, saying that they (Delta) are merely following the dictates of the country of destination. We should keep in mind that Delta voluntarily entered into this partnership with eyes wide open regarding Saudi policies and mouths watering for the increased income that 35 additional Middle Eastern destinations would provide.
What has happened to American principles in the years since the boycotts of South Africa for their apartheid policies? Picture a Delta partnership in those days in which black Americans were forced into segregated seating or more aptly, were not allowed to fly on those planes at all. We can be sure that our top political leaders would have spoken out against such abrogation of American policies. Although there already are state and federal laws outlawing religious discrimination, Delta has not been enjoined from proceeding in their willful disregard of them.
Equally disturbing is the fact that there has been such sparse media coverage of this ongoing policy. A video was sent to me this morning which I forwarded to about 50 people - only one claimed to have even heard of it. All the other responses I received were shocked and appropriately disturbed. There are several videos available on the internet but despite reading two newspapers a day and spending too much time perusing articles on the web, I can’t remember reading a single article about this in the press. So spread the word, send an e-mail to your congressman or to the ubiquitous Senator Schumer, write a letter to the editor about their paper’s silence on this issue, notify your favorite Civil Rights organization, inform Delta that you will no longer patronize their airline. It’s bad enough that Saudi Arabia has poisoned our prison population with their Wahabi trained chaplains; it’s even worse that our academic and cultural institutions kowtow to them for purely mercenary reasons, but perhaps this is the easiest place to start objecting to their influence on our society. JUST SAY NO to Delta Airline’s prohibiting Jews from boarding their planes - Let Our People Fly!
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