Originally Posted by MarkJ
So we as cruisers do need to be culturally sensitive. And perhaps there is a need to reinforce cultural sensitivites on this forum to folks planning their trips.
Lets hope it does not affect the negotiations. I doubt it will have any affect - they are just after money
I agree, but I also think that people trying to hand out Bibles in the heart of Islam are thinking with their faith and not their brains. Cultural sensitivity includes pretty simple things like women wearing full-length skirts and men
wearing long pants in certain countries, and not beach gear
, knowing that some cultures find some gestures (like eating food
with the left hand or displaying the soles of your feet) really insulting.
Certainly, when I see certain "newcomers" discharging wads of phlegm loudly onto the sidewalk in my city, I can identify.
Still doesn't buy them a kidnapping, but if they misjudged how distributing Bibles in the middle of the Arab world would go over, I have to wonder if they are expecting a rescue
by Lt. Jesus of the Navy SEALS