Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Women drivers

OK, so that made you think this was going to be a sexist entry, am I right?

A video protest was just released in Saudi Arabia, showing a woman behind the wheel.

Let's get a few things straight. Wahabbi-Islam is a bastardization of a wonderful, very beautiful religion (ever hear the call to prayer at dusk?) - and most of its tenets have no place in either the Koran or the Hadith. Its absurd restrictions on women have very little to do with Islam, and very much to do with the tribal upbringings that Wahabbi preachers first emerged from. Therefore, the neo-conservative view - held not just by neo-conservatives, however - that their democracy promotion will liberate women from the shackles of repressive Islamic customs is wholly inaccurate.


Jon Gold said...

I think my post labels are funnier.

andrewswift said...

Fine, then write your own.