A BRITISH airline has banned its crew from taking the Bible into Saudi Arabia for fear of upsetting Muslims.

BMI bosses have told staff they must take the Koran instead.

One middle-aged stewardess is to sue BMI for religious discrimination at an industrial tribunal due to take place in the New Year.

In the meantime she will be excluded from BMI flights to Saudi Arabia.

A BMI source said: «Foreign Office advice is that non-Islamic religious material is not permitted in Saudi.»

Airline issues a ban on Bibles

For litt siden var det en lignende sak da en kvinnelig ansatt i British Airways ble nektet å bære et kors rundt halsen. Hun protesterte og vant til slutt frem.