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posted April 27, 2001 09:58     Click Here to See the Profile for Shahrzad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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 appears that Islam backwardness and
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) Apr. 26 - Saudi Interior Minister Prince Nayef reaffirmed that his government has no intention of allowing women to drive, the official Saudi Press Agency reported Thursday. Saudi Arabia is the only Persian Gulf state that bans women from driving.

"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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