Global Voices Online » Middle East & North Africa: "October 10th, 2008
A Bangladeshi blogger Juboraj was refused visa from the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Ghana and denied to perform Hajj in Saudi Arabia citing the reason that only citizens of selected countries (USA, EEU, Australia, UK etc.) are allowed to receive Saudi Visa from a third country. When he asked why Bangladeshis do not get the opportunity he got this reply from the counselor: “Because you are from Bangladesh. you are Miskin (beggars).”"