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Reader comment on item: The Scandal of U.S.-Saudi Relations

Submitted by Briton living in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Jan 11, 2003 at 09:07

A friend of mine working here in Saudi for a British Government institution just had his parents over to visit for Christmas. The Christmas tree they were carrying in their luggage was taken from them by the Saudi customs agents. As they left the country, it was handed back to them.

The virulence with which these people apply the rules makes us reach the conclusion that they actually derive pleasure from stopping us celebrating our religious festivals.

Every year the US publishes a ranking of countries that do not respect religious freedoms. While Saudi Arabia is always mentioned, it never comes to the top of the list, and yet this is probably the only country in the world that will not allow me to bring a Bible in my personal belongings.
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