Saudi Arabia is the only country on Earth where women are prohibited from driving.
How in the world do we let a petroleum producing country get away with that?
Why aren’t American Muslim women ridiculing the aging Saudi princes for their nonsensical behavior? For that matter, why aren’t American Muslim men deriding this hidebound ruling elite?
It never ceases to amaze me that some folks think the way to win hearts and minds is by killing people.
Yes, I’m thinking of Boko Haram in Nigeria. The Islamist militants have overrun an army base in the remote northeast Nigerian town of Baga, according to this report.
Conversion by the sword may have been effective in the Seventh Century, but not so much in the 21st. (“There is no compulsion in Islam.”)
Somehow it’s comforting to know that both Saudia Arabians and ultra-Orthodox Jewish men are stuck in the same time warp.
Saudia is poised to begin seating that does not allow men to sit next to unrelated women. The haredim have the same objections.
Methinks people whose social mores are stuck in the past should stay off airplanes in the first place.
Earlier this week, the Administrative Court of Alexandria, Egypt, banned a festival held each year for decades in honor of a Moroccan rabbi.
According to the report in WorldPost, “local residents…objected to the mingling of men and women and the consumption of alcohol at the festival, and claimed that strict security measures applied during the festival negatively affected their normal daily life”.
That the attendees were Jews from Mediterranean countries certainly wasn’t a factor, eh?