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Thursday, July 26, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
LOL! I won't publish the whole story because it concerns our sunni brothers...But it's damn funny!!
Despite years of pressure to allow women to drive, the ban for female drivers stays unlifted.
Conservatives argue that if women were allowed to drive, they would be able to mix freely with men.
With the new King Abdullah (2005), Saudi women can hope for more positive development. Rumours says that he is positive to allowing women to drive. Lets hope!
Clear evidence of cruel and inhumane treatment of women was demonstrated in the tragic incident of 2002, whereby 14 girls died in a fire at a girl’s school in Saudi Arabia. Reasons being that the girls were not “modestly and properly dressed”. This has raised a debate in the country about the treatment of women and criticism towards Mutawa, the religious police that prevented rescuers to enter the building and save lives. The blame though, rested on a woman inside the school that was cooking tea.
This incidedent at the Saudi girl’s school is clear proof that discrimination against women is occurring on a large scale in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
FROM SAUDI PRESS
We tracked down some articles in the Saudi Press that evaluate this issue and have placed them on our blog in order for you to formulate your own opinions.
Many journalists including Nabila Hosni Mahjoub and Abdullah Abulsamh use the metaphor “jail” when describing the girls school:
“What about locking the doors and windows and making the school seem like a women’s jail? … The reasons behind this tragedy are many with the most important being negligence and indifference.”
Article by Nabila Hosni Mahjoub, Kingdom & Gulf, Sunday, March 17, 2002
In another article titled “The female problem”, Abdullah Abualsamh, targets directly those who were responsible for the incident.
This journalist attacks the male dominant culture and indicates it is:
“male obsession which transformed a girls school into a jail”.
“Fear of women being modestly and properly dressed continued to grip the minds of those in charge of girls education… The system is no longer relevant and cannot be justified”
Some good reliable reports about the incident can be found at:
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
Human rights in Saudi Arabia are generally considered to be minimal to non-existent. Under the authoritarian rule of the Saudi royal family, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has enforced strict sharia religious laws under a doctrine of Wahabism. Many western freedoms as described in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights do not exist; it is alleged that capital punishment and other penalties are often given to suspected criminals without due process. Saudi Arabia has also come under fire for its oppression of religious and political minorities, torture of prisoners, and attitude toward foreign expatriates, homosexuality, and women. Although major human rights groups such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have repeatedly expressed concern about the states of human rights in Saudi Arabia, the kingdom denies that any human rights abuses take place. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has ratified the International Convention against Torture in October 1997 according to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Israeli citizens and travelers with Israeli stamps on their passports are forbidden to enter the country. It has been stated that Jews of any nationality are not allowed visas