By that reasoning, there are various governments that will try to ban shoes as terrorists/drug dealers/rebels/insurgents all use walking as a method of transport (At least we've changed our administration - the last lot would take that to a manifesto )
Strangely enough, in Dubai only UAE citizens can register a 79 pick-up as a private vehicle. Foreigners can only drive them as company cars.
The dealer told me that it was something to do with smuggling across the Saudi & Omani borders. I haven't had time to ask the Land Rover dealer if he's seen a huge influx of dodgy looking characters inquiring about Defender pick-ups...
And I remember there were a lot of them around when I was out there - even got pulled out of the sand central reservation by one driven by a very old local, on the Al-Ain Truck road when I was on the way back from a Radar base and nearly ran out of fuel and tried a short cut across the median to get to a station on the other side - big mistake, Chevy Caprice doesn't like sand :