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Women’s Revolt

Bravo to the women of Saudi Arabia!  They are beginning to challenge the laws that would keep them from driving. It is a crime for women to drive a vehicle there.  But a few brave women have been defying this oppressive rule.  There is nothing in Islam that forbids women from being behind the wheel.  Many Muslim women I know here in the States drive their family cars and trucks without a problem.  But in Saudi Arabia the oppression of women is part of the culture.

Saudia Arabia, America’s middle eastern oil ally, wants to be seen as a player in the world’s affairs.  Yet this repressive regime would continue to keep women behind the harem doors.

Perhaps as part of the revolts of the Arab Spring-the women of Saudi Arabia will continue to feel empowered!  Go girls.