International

Tourist Trap

Are you or have you ever been Jewish ?

That’s what the embassy staff will have to ask you if you apply for a tourist visa to go to Saudi Arabia.

In an attempt to boost tourist numbers the kingdom has started to issue tourist-visas to non-muslims. Except for one particular ethnic group.

“It is very difficult to see the Saudis as anything other than a backward country with backward ideals and this reaffirms that” commented US Congressman Anthony Weiner.

Quite.

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