Cathay Slogan: Â “Now you’re really flying”
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The unrest in the Middle East is starting to make its presence felt in little Hong Kong. Cathay Pacific, which before did overnight stays in unstable Bahrain, has now started doing them in super-safe Riyadh in Saudi Arabia instead. But lo and behold, although female Cathay’s female staff are being issued full body-covers on landing in case a member of the religion of peace should happen to see them uncovered and thus naturally unable to control himself, are now complaining about local men trying toÂ force their way into the hotel rooms of cabin crew.
The article doesn’t say what the local men had intended to do upon the successful entrance to the room; my guess is they just wanted to see a Cathay Pacific flight attendant un-bagged and then go on to inform her about the many benefits enjoyed by women living in the safe clutches of islam. However, the cabin crew members, misunderstanding the intentions of the well-meaning men; perhaps even suffering a temporary bout ofislamophobia, raised the hue and cry â€“ maybe they thought they would getÂ raped or something. Some people are so over-dramatic! So now these hysterical and frankly anti-multiculturalist women are asking Cathay Pacific toÂ discontinue overnight stays in Riyadh.
This comes semi -hot on the heels ofÂ certain members of KLM staff asking not to be sent to Iran, another safe haven for all peace-loving people worldwide. This outrageous request was fortunately turned down. Just because a tiny minority of the peace-loving, er,government of Iran has been known to hang gay guys from cranes, doesn’t mean they will hang gayÂ flight attendants from cranes, now does it?
No. Those flight attendants should have known better than to walk around in their own hotel rooms (and probably even inside the very planes too!) completely devoid of black bin-liners. We all know that if women get raped by muslims, it’s because they, the women,Â asked for it by insisting on showing their faces â€“ even parts of their bodies! like this:
And of course, the cabin crew are only infidels anyway, and therefore have no protection under the humane and reasonable laws of Saudi Arabia. Fair is fair.