President Donald Trump’s controversial ban on electronic devices on flights from several Muslim-majority countries began Saturday. Instead of being concerned with the ban, Arab airlines decided to use humor to diffuse Trump’s attempts at enraging people. They were also able to promote their own products at the same time.
The US announced a ban on certain electronic devices for passengers on nine Arab airlines. Passengers had to place personal electronic devices, such as tablets, e-readers, laptops and cameras, in their checked baggage, phones are still allowed in the seating area.
France 24 reported the decision has caused indignation across the Middle East and North Africa where many argue that the US is once again targeting Muslim-majority countries, just after the recent chaotic attempt at a visa ban.
The US restrictions apply to flights from eight countries: Turkey, Morocco, Jordan, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
The UK also caused outrage by implementing a similar ban on the same day, impacting Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia (but interestingly not UAE or Qatar…).
The ban was put in place over paranoia spread about the possibility of smuggling explosives in electronic devices. No one has been caught with such a device, but it was an excellent opportunity for Trump to continue his harassment of Muslims that have done nothing wrong, as well as an opportunity to get more of a foothold for his unconstitutional “Muslim ban.”
The motive behind the bans has sparked furious debate, with the US and UK claiming solid intelligence, just as they did about secret extensive al-ciada mountain bunkers, shoe bombs, and suitcase nukes-all of which were lies.
Many of the affected airlines see Trump as an easy target for humor, so they decided to have fun with their marketing messages, jokes and sarcastic pokes at the Trump administration.
Check out some of the comedic posts below:
— Royal Jordanian (@RoyalJordanian) March 23, 2017
— Royal Air Maroc (@RAM_Maroc) March 24, 2017
(Article By Jeremiah Jones)