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Will Saudis Ban the Letter ‘X'?

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posted on Jan, 15 2007 @ 02:36 PM
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www.nysun.com...


The letter "X" soon may be banned in Saudi Arabia because it resembles the mother of all banned religious symbols in the oil kingdom: the cross


At first I thought this article was a joke....then I read more and it is about a businessman attempting to get a patent...


The commission's damning of the letter "X" came in response to a Ministry of Trade query about whether it should grant trademark protection to a Saudi businessman for a new service carrying the English name "Explorer."


But their experts who examined the English word "explorer" were struck by how suspicious that "X" appeared. In a kingdom where Friday preachers routinely refer to Christians as pigs and infidel crusaders, even a twisted cross ranks as an abomination.


What a pathetic place..............why the US treats SA with kid gloves is beyond me.




posted on Jan, 15 2007 @ 02:38 PM
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I just read that elsewhere.

Isn't that group that wants to ban the letter X the same group that issued some sort of proclaimation back in 1974 that the world was flat??



posted on Jan, 15 2007 @ 02:43 PM
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First Pluto and now the letter "X"?
This is just goofy.



posted on Jan, 15 2007 @ 02:48 PM
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Oh Dear.

And that isn't Christianophobia??



posted on Jan, 15 2007 @ 03:22 PM
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Among the commission's deeds is the famed 1974 fatwa — issued by its blind leader at the time, Sheik Abdul Aziz Ben Baz — which declared that the Earth was flat and immobile. In a book issued by the Islamic University of Medina, the sheik argued: "If the earth is rotating, as they claim, the countries, the mountains, the trees, the rivers, and the oceans will have no bottom."


maybe he should be excused because he was blind..............though I don't understand why there would be no bottom.....



posted on Jan, 15 2007 @ 10:00 PM
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When I saw the title of this thread, I thought the "X" represented the female chromosome...



Actually it's not so bad. Females are actually allowed to own cars. They're just not allowed to drive them. Not even golf carts...



posted on Jan, 15 2007 @ 10:59 PM
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Are they going to ban math too? Or do they just not add (+)?



posted on Jan, 19 2007 @ 07:23 AM
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Originally posted by djohnsto77
Are they going to ban math too? Or do they just not add (+)?


Oh my god what a blinder of a reply.




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