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Sep 18 2007

Mummified Women Demand Driving Rights?

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Saudi women challenge driving ban

A group of women in Saudi Arabia is for the first time to lobby the kingdom’s government for the right to drive cars. Members of the Committee of Demanders of Women’s Right to Drive Cars plan to deliver a petition to King Abdullah by Sunday, Saudi Arabia’s National Day.

Correspondents say the demand is likely to be rejected, as conservatives argue if women are allowed to drive, they will be able to mix freely with men.


The issue of women driving has recently become the subject of public debate.

This is a right that has been delayed for too long

Two years ago, a member of the Consultative Council sparked a heated debate when he pointed out there was nothing under Islamic law or the constitution that justified the ban, and that the council ought to discuss ways of lifting it.

Mohammed al-Zulfa’s comments later prompted the Saudi interior minister to dismiss calls for the ban to be lifted, saying the country had other priorities.

‘Social issue’

The current driving ban applies to all women in Saudi Arabia, whatever their nationality. – Source

With life for women the way it is now the Big issue now is driving?

How about letting women walk around the streets as equals to men?

If I was in Saudi Arabia I would be worried about a women driver who has her face fully covered. Wouldn’t you? How the hell would you drive like that?


Lars Vilks’ Modoggie Art Project Opens To The World

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