Islamic misogyny Saudi Arabia

FEMALE SAUDI WORD SMITH RILES THE CLERICS AS THE PEOPLE CHEER…….

SAUDI NEWS:
We’re shocked that such talk
is going on in the kingdom! 

A Saudi woman’s poem:
As I donned my burka a thought then struck
I’m constantly reminded of how your fatwas suck
The achilles heel to fundamentalist/traditional Islam, is the liberation of the female. KGS

Protesting in verse: A Saudi woman criticizes Muslim clerics’ in a TV poetry contest

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — It was a startling voice of protest at a startling venue. Covered head-to-toe in black, a Saudi woman lashed out at hard-line Muslim clerics’ harsh religious edicts in verse on live TV at a popular Arabic version of “American Idol.”
Well, not quite “American Idol”: Contestants compete not in singing but in traditional Arabic poetry. Over the past episodes, poets sitting on an elaborate stage before a live audience have recited odes to the beauty of Bedouin life and the glories of their rulers or mourning the gap between rich and poor.
Then last week, Hissa Hilal, only her eyes visible through her black veil, delivered a blistering poem against Muslim preachers “who sit in the position of power” but are “frightening” people with their fatwas, or religious edicts, and “preying like a wolf” on those seeking peace.
Her poem got loud cheers from the audience and won her a place in the competition’s finals, to be aired on Wednesday.
It also brought her death threats, posted on several Islamic militant Web sites.
Hilal shrugs off the controversy.
“My poetry has always been provocative,” she told The Associated Press in an interview. “It’s a way to express myself and give voice to Arab women, silenced by those who have hijacked our culture and our religion.”
Her poem was seen as a response to Sheik Abdul-Rahman al-Barrak, a prominent cleric in Saudi Arabia who recently issued a fatwa saying those who call for the mingling of men and women should be considered infidels, punishable by death.

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