Its been said that politics makes for strange bedfellows, but as it turns out, so does receiving millions of dollars from an oppressive and backwards nation for a politician’s questionable charity foundation. As reported by the Sydney Morning Herald (of Australia), and also by the Jordanian-based Al-Bawaba news service, both on Apr. 12, 2016, the Grand Mufti of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has handed down an official religious ruling defending the royal decree against women openly driving vehicles anywhere within the kingdom. Continue reading “Despite another anti-woman fatwa, Clinton still takes millions in Saudi money”
While more than a few Western cultural trendsetters revel in painting a Catholic woman sporting a Mantilla-style chapel veil, or a Protestant wearing their proverbial Sunday best, or a Jew wearing a yarmulke as some sorts of Dark Ages throwbacks, the same vanguard of Western progressivism gives scant attention when overt discrimination and oppression of women emanates from an Islamic dominated government. Case in point: The Saudi Arabian Airlines, operating under the name Saudia, will bow to pressure from influential Islamic fundamentalists and will now officially forbid women from sitting next to men who aren’t either their husbands or mahrem (Arabic for “male guardian”).
Photo: “This is me committing a crime,” wrote a girl who posted an image of herself sitting in the middle of a secluded road in Nour Forest in northern Iran, with her headscarf resting on her shoulder.
In a nation whose citizens are figuratively scared to death of the tax collectors, over 100 women are putting their freedom where their mouths are by taking a very public stand against the Islamic Republic of Iran by simply removing their headscarves (hijabs). As reported by News Corp Australia on May 14, 2014, well over 100 women in the Islamic Republic have posted their photographs on a social network site that very well could be the catalyst for ensuring they could be fined, jailed, flogged, or any combination thereof.