Posted by Janet K on December 22, 2013 at 14:52:10:
In Reply to: Re: Book about women drivers in Saudi Arabia posted by Janet K on October 25, 2013 at 19:47:29:
Also, don't get caught smoking a joint in any of those Islamic countries over there. And better not say you are gay. You could get beheaded. In the public square. Other than that, it's quite an advanced country with good roads and nice looking buildings and everything.
: It seems like a joke, but it's all too true. It's just normal life in Saudi Arabia (one of our greatest allies) where religion is officially the basis of all law. It's no coincidence that Saudi Arabia is the country that most of the 9-11 airliner hijackers came from.
: : Is this a joke?
: : : Better not post anything on this forum in favor of letting women drive cars in Saudi Arabia. According to their Interior Ministry, you could go to jail for five years for violating Saudi Arabia's laws against online political dissent.
: : : The government of Saudi Arabia announced today that the Saudi police would be cracking down on anyone who even dares to suggest, online or otherwise, that women be allowed to drive cars. Such online comments are grounds for immediate arrest for "disturbing the public order."
: : : In addition, Sheikh Saleh Al-Loheidan, a leading Saudi cleric, warned that driving cars damages women's ovaries. He says it's not only a religious mandate, but it's also a proven medical fact.
: : : Now that you know, I hope all you women everywhere in the world will stop driving before you do yourself harm.
: : : And watch what you say about women's rights online. You could end up in a Saudi jail for a long long time.
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