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As Hot Air’s Allahpundit notes, CEO Tim Cook was responsible for getting Apple products into Saudi Arabia, where they still execute gays.

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And the UAE, another country where homosexuality is punishable by death.

December 20, 2014:

The United Electronics Company, better known as eXtra, has announced the opening of Apple’s first new generation stores in Saudi Arabia.

The Apple outlets will be located in eXtra’s shops in Riyadh and Al Khobar, the retailer said in a statement. […]

Separately, the new Apple store planned for Dubai is expected to open in February next year, according to reports.

Earlier this year, Apple confirmed plans to open a store in the region, which was underlined by a series of job listings for stores in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

The new store in the Mall of Emirates is expected to be its biggest outlet in the world, bigger than its current flagship outlet – the 23,000 sq ft Grand Central Store in New York.

Apple CEO Tim Cook visited the UAE in February this year, meeting with Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed, as well as a number of Apple resellers.