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Saudi’s presumably been operating for years without feeling the need to segregate passengers so I find this a worrying development. I’ve lived out in the Middle East and don’t have an issue with abiding by firm religious prescriptions, e.g. on eating pork but gender segregation is not something specifically mandated within the Koran and as I understand it, Muslim scholars are not united on whether it is necessary in anything other than individual contexts.

I would be interested to see how Saudi could even segregate the plane effectively and would query how that’s going to work in flights to EU countries as there are strict EU directives prohibiting discrimination in provision of services.


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