Monday, September 17, 2007

Saudi Women Lobby King for Driving Right

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia - For the first time ever, a group of women in the only country that bans female drivers have formed a committee to lobby for the right to get behind the wheel, and they plan to petition King Abdullah in the next few days for the privilege...
Good for them! It's not likely to do anything, however.
The last time the issue was raised was two years ago, when Mohammed al-Zulfa, a member of the unelected Consultative Council, asked his colleagues to think about studying the possibility of allowing women over age 35 or 40 to drive -- unchaperoned on city streets but accompanied by a male guardian on highways.

The suggestion touched off a fierce controversy that included calls for al-Zulfa's removal from the council and stripping him of Saudi citizenship, as well as accusations he was encouraging women to commit the double sins of discarding their veils and mixing with men.

Wow, taking away his citizen for suggesting that women drive? DOYC forbid that women discard their veils and mix with men.

A, veil-less and mixing with men on a daily basis

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1 Comments:

Blogger saif ahmed said...

Hi,

Yes!! This is really nonsense.

Wow, taking away his citizen for suggesting that women drive? DOYC forbid that women discard their veils and mix with men. Ridiculous.

It is good that here in India, these types of things are unheard for. But we have to remain skeptic against the wahabbism.

bye

saif ahmed

iapostate.wordpress.com

September 26, 2007 at 4:43 AM  

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