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Headlines Saudis Outraged Over Women-Drive Proposal

voiceofreason

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Associated Press

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - He just wanted his colleagues in the government's legislative arm to discuss the possibility of conducting a study into the feasibility of reversing the ban on women drivers — the only prohibition of its kind in the world.

But Consultative Council member Mohammad al-Zulfa's proposal has unleashed a storm in this conservative country where the subject of women drivers remains taboo.
Al-Zulfa's cell phone now constantly rings with furious Saudis accusing him of encouraging women to commit the double sins of discarding their veils and mixing with men. He gets phone text messages calling on Allah to freeze his blood. Chat rooms bristle with insulting accusations that al-Zulfa is "driven by carnal instincts with 454 horsepower."

There even have been calls to kick al-Zulfa from the council and strip him of his Saudi nationality.

The uproar may be astounding to outsiders. But in Saudi Arabia, where the religious establishment has the upper hand in defining women's freedoms, the issue touches on the kingdom's strict Islamic lifestyle.
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"Strict Islamic lifestyle"?
Where does it say in the Koran that women can't drive a car?

It's pathetic that Saudi Arabia is so ass-backwards...
 

gurlgonewild

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that's b/c the men are afraid all their women will drive away and never come back....welcome to democracy where the divorce rate is 55% ~suckas~
 

DanGeo23

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it is also illegal to possess things there like Bibles and crosses... yet everyone has their panties in a bunch over "abuses" of the Koran...
 
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DanGeo23 said:
it is also illegal to possess things there like Bibles and crosses... yet everyone has their panties in a bunch over "abuses" of the Koran...
People fail to realize the importance and the sacred-ness (is that a word?) of the Quran. Flushing it down the toilet is the equivalent of chopping a mans Dick off. You just don't do it. And people also think that the women aren't allowed to HAVE jobs, they don't have jobs or anything cause they WANT to be that way.
 

voiceofreason

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dull_bullet said:
People fail to realize the importance and the sacred-ness (is that a word?) of the Quran. Flushing it down the toilet is the equivalent of chopping a mans Dick off. You just don't do it. And people also think that the women aren't allowed to HAVE jobs, they don't have jobs or anything cause they WANT to be that way.
How many veiled Saudi women have you talked to who are "thrilled" they aren't allowed to drive?

Ummm, let me guess, None?


The only Saudi's who think it's a good idea are the men, who have rights to do whatever they want....funny that...
 

DanGeo23

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do Saudi men allow their women to wear bras? if so... I think its time for some bra burnin.... where are the Feminazis of the world.. ohhh they are trying to figure out how they can jump on the Gitmo bandwagon...
 
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Lol, of course they wear bras. they're not THAT cut off from the outside world.

And VoR, you've got a point there :thumbsup: