This was on the Saudi Arabia tourism site until two days ago. It has subsequently changed to something less controversial, primarily because it was pointed out in grand fashion by the folks at OpinionJournal. The Saudi site now claims in micro-type that they have removed the “erroneous” information, which is what you see above. They were hoping to pretend it didn’t exist, but they’ve fallen victims of internet-caching. Oops!
The Saudi PR machine has been working overtime to convince us that they’re not awful, and would absolutely love us to forget that 15 out of 19 of the September 11 hijackers were Saudis, as is Public Enemy #1: the rather insane, fatwa-issuing crooner, bin Laden.
Like Darth Vader wearing a Have A Nice Day pin, the House of Saud is having a heck of a time convincing us that they’re swell folks. Evil always seems to bite the hand that foments it. They’re so rotten to the core, they didn’t even notice their tourism website had a No Jews and Lock Up The Ladies clause.
Drunks I can understand, even Southwest Airlines has that policy.
Resistance to this corrupt and awful country is growing. Good. Recently, talent agents in New York were calling actors to advise them that there was an audition for a pro-Saudi commercial and that it was totally fine if they did not want to do it. When an agent is telling you it’s okay to pass up work, something must be terribly. terribly wrong.