I'm not sure if this should be here or in politics. To me it is a world event discussion more than mere politics. However if I erred in my judgment, I understand completely if the thread is moved by the moderators. Saudi Arabia is an extremely oppressive and discriminatory country. Delta Airlines has plans to have Saudi Arabian Airlines join the sky team alliance. There is a storm brewing because Delta may have to enforce the discriminatory laws of Saudi Arabia on American passengers at American airports. There is a lot of denying and explaining going on. Delta and the Government of Saudi Arabia have issued statements. (see link) Delta takes issue with discrimination claims - CNN.com However, the veracity of such denials is being disputed. such as: "Applicants for Saudi visas must specify Muslim or non-Muslim to determine who is granted access to the holy sites, the embassy said." yet from Delta's website: [FONT="]Saudi Arabia (SA)[/FONT] [FONT="] Additional Information:[/FONT] [FONT="] - Muslim female passengers must be: accompanied by one of her[/FONT] [FONT="] immediate family members such as father, brother, husband or[/FONT] [FONT="] son, who must be aged 18 years or older; or over 45 years of[/FONT] [FONT="] age and travelling within a group of female passengers of[/FONT] [FONT="] the same age, who are accompanied by a group leader until[/FONT][FONT="] their departure. [/FONT] Which implies they are interested in a woman's religion for reasons other than admission to holy sites. Saudi Arabia (SA) Additional Information: - Housemaids or wives traveling unaccompanied , joining their husband, must be met at the airport by sponsor or husband.. The question is how much business should we do with the devil? I know it would be difficult to get along without their oil but years ago there were boycotts of South Africa and refusal to do business with companies with South African business relationships in this country. Why not Saudi Arabia?