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Saudis reaffirm that women may not drive cars
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posted April 27, 2001 09:58
It appears that Islam backwardness and idiocy goes beyond geographical and cultural boundaries. As far as women are concern, Islam is just another form of slavery. Read the following and see if there is anything different between the Islam that is being practiced in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan or Afghanistan. Those who think that there are different brands of Islam have to go back and study history. Khatami, KhalKhali, Khamanaei, Khomaini, Ganji, Soroosh, Rajavi are all products of the same ideology.
"It is not possible, and there are no studies on the subject at all," Prince Nayef said, referring to government inquiries on changes to the law.
At a news conference, Prince Nayef was noncommittal when asked about another goal of Saudi women: identity cards, which currently are reserved only for men.
"As I've said before, everything comes in its own time," Nayef said.
Saudi women must cover all but their hands, eyes and feet when in public. They cannot travel, pursue higher education or get a job without the written approval of a male guardian.
Women who wish to draw money from a bank must use "family IDs" cards without a photograph that identify them as the dependents of their fathers or husbands. The practice sometimes leads to fraud.
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