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Saudi Evening Noose, Woman Caught Driving…….

If she reveals not her hands, her face or anything, how can she drive a car?

A woman in Saudi Arabia was nabbed for a traffic violation: driving while female.
The 20-something woman, whose identity was not released, was spotted behind the wheel in the city of Mecca, violating the country’s ban on women driving. She attempted to flee when she realized police had spotted her, hitting another car in the process.

“The woman tried to escape when she saw a police car and in the process hit another car, which was slightly damaged,” Maj. Abdul Mushin Al-Mayman, a police spokesman, told Arab News. She was turned over to the Saudi Prosecution and Investigation Commission.

The ban on female drivers, with the exception of some rural areas, has become a hot-button issue in the kingdom, sparking campaigns and petitions by women’s rights activists. Saudi officials have not relented thus far.

NOTE: Here is what a Saudi Cleric has to say about females and automobiles.

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  1. This Saudi cleric condemns his whole society with his flawed logic. He presumes that, without strict enforcement of moral laws, Saudi society would corrupt and women would become harlots, as if none of the morals or behaviors taught to Saudi children by their parents would have any influence on them. Islamic law takes away any responsibility from the individual for moderating their behavior by imposing rigidly enforced codes and draconian punishments. To me, that is the definition of a corrupt society. When people are so easily enticed by temptations that they cannot be exposed to them without severe punishment, then they have no moral fiber of their own. “Collective righteousness” is meaningless, because it is nothing more than a reflection of the state’s strict control. George Orwell investigated this in his book “1984”. The Saudis and other Mideast countries who oppress women are weak, corrupt societies that have to use fear to elicit “moral” behavior from their population. So, when I listened to this bearded cleric talk about how pure and blessed the Kingdom is because women aren’t allowed to show their hands or their faces in public, I just had to laugh. Not because it was funny, but because it was so outrageous. A person who lives in a free society and chooses to live a righteous life, despite being exposed to temptation on a daily basis, is far stronger and purer that the person who only does the right thing because she’s afraid she’ll get caught and punished. A person who has never been confronted by temptation and overcome it, can make no claim to high morality. This so-called religious leader hasn’t figured out that fundamental concept. Either that, or he just hates women and has developed a rationale for preserving their oppression.

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