Friday, October 25, 2013

Saudi Leaders Threaten Women Over Planned Protest

Notice that women in the Muslim world must constantly appeal to the international community to win their rights. Why? Because change in Islam never comes from within.

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi officials stepped up warnings on Friday over plans by women to challenge the male-only driving rules in the ultraconservative kingdom, saying that even online support for the protest could bring arrest.

The warnings came on the eve of the planned protest by Saudi women activists who have obtained driver's licenses abroad. The Internet has been a key tool in reaching out to international media and organizing the demonstration, similar to one staged last year by a small group of women.

Though no specific Saudi law bans women from driving, the rules are enforced by Saudi clerics who hold far-reaching influence over the ruling monarchy and give it political legitimacy.

Mention of the strict Saudi laws against online political dissent significantly broadens the possible fallout from the expected campaign by Saudi women, who have pledged to get behind the wheel on Saturday in defiance of Saudi traditions enforced by the nation's powerful Islamic religious establishment.

Friday's edition of the pan-Arab newspaper Al-Hayat quotes Saudi Interior Ministry spokesman Turki al-Faisal as saying cyber-laws could apply to anyone supporting the women driving campaign.

Conviction can bring up to five-year prison sentences and stiff fines, the article quoted a Saudi consultant on cyber laws, Marwan al-Ruwqi. (Continue Reading.)


Anonymous said...

It's pathetic when these loony lefties cry about the status of homosexuals and women in western nations when they are given equal rights and opportunity, yet remain eerily silent when women are being gang raped and stoned to death by these muslim police forces..

One example is code pink has a t-shirt that says "Do burqas come in pink?" and they planned a protest in Pakistan against US drone strikes, the talibans reaction? they threatened to attack these people... Islam is so demented, they don't care WHAT you think, they care about what you are, and if you aren't an arab sunni muslim male from a respected desert tribe or if you aren't a lilly white convert girl they can throw around like a war trophy they want you dead.....that's how sick these people are

Unknown said...

The sound of silence is so loud from the so called progressives. I can safely say that the liberals are the agents of Satan. Is islam off limits to their demagoguery and chicanery?
Indeed by their fruits you shall know them.