Saudi Arabia now electronically monit...

Saudi Arabia now electronically monitoring women

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george whyte

London, UK

#1 Nov 22, 2012
Denied the right to travel without consent from their male guardians and banned from driving, women in Saudi Arabia are now monitored by an electronic system that tracks any cross-border movements.
Since last week, Saudi women's male guardians began receiving text messages on their phones informing them when women under their custody leave the country, even if they are travelling together.

Manal al-Sherif, who became the symbol of a campaign launched last year urging Saudi women to defy a driving ban, began spreading the information on Twitter, after she was alerted by a couple.

The husband, who was travelling with his wife, received a text message from the immigration authorities informing him that his wife had left the international airport in Riyadh.

"The authorities are using technology to monitor women," said columnist Badriya al-Bishr, who criticised the "state of slavery under which women are held" in the ultra-conservative kingdom.

Women are not allowed to leave the kingdom without permission from their male guardian, who must give his consent by signing what is known as the "yellow sheet" at the airport or border....

Saudi Arabia applies a strict interpretation of sharia, or Islamic law, and is the only country in the world where women are not allowed to drive.

In June 2011, female activists launched a campaign to defy the ban, with many arrested for doing so and forced to sign a pledge they will never drive again.

No law specifically forbids women in Saudi Arabia from driving, but the interior minister formally banned them after 47 women were arrested and punished after demonstrating in cars in November 1990.

Last year, King Abdullah -- a cautious reformer -- granted women the right to vote and run in the 2015 municipal elections, a historic first for the country.

In January, the 89-year-old monarch appointed Sheikh Abdullatif Abdel Aziz al-Sheikh, a moderate, to head the notorious religious police commission, which enforces the kingdom's severe version of sharia law.

Following his appointment, Sheikh banned members of the commission from harassing Saudi women over their behaviour and attire, raising hopes a more lenient force will ease draconian social constraints in the country.

But the kingdom's "religious establishment" is still to blame for the discrimination of women in Saudi Arabia, says liberal activist Suad Shemmari.

"Saudi women are treated as minors throughout their lives even if they hold high positions," said Shemmari, who believes "there can never be reform in the kingdom without changing the status of women and treating them" as equals to men....

That will never happen as long as Islamic law reigns supreme in Saudi Arabia.
george whyte

London, UK

#2 Nov 22, 2012
But remember: Islam respects women's rights! That's why women are virtual slaves in the nation that prides itself most on scrupulous adherence to Islamic law.

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#3 Nov 22, 2012
George it's worldwide not just Saudi Arabia. You are always on your one baised street. Why is that?
https://www.google.com/search... .
And they monitor you to
https://www.google.com/search...
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https://www.google.com/search...
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Nothing new there george, try again.

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#4 Nov 22, 2012
george whyte wrote:
But remember: Islam respects women's rights! That's why women are virtual slaves in the nation that prides itself most on scrupulous adherence to Islamic law.
That's not true for all of Islam george, The Saudis are just more strict when it comes to their women.
Check out women in the USA before they got liberated. Women could not vote, drink, smoke or be in the same room when men gathered. The rule of the day then was, be barefoot and pregnant and get the meals ready take care of the house and serve/please your man when HE wanted it.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#5 Nov 22, 2012
Muslims hate women. They are afraid of them because women make them feel inadequate.

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#6 Nov 22, 2012
Faith wrote:
Muslims hate women. They are afraid of them because women make them feel inadequate.
Imagine that...
https://www.google.com/search...
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https://www.google.com/search...
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Gen 3:
16 To the woman he said,
“I will make your pains in childbearing very severe;
with painful labor you will give birth to children.
Your desire will be for your husband,
and he will rule over you.”
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#7 Nov 22, 2012
Muslims kill their own wives and daughters for dressing "too Western". Muslim "men" are pathologically insecure.

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#8 Nov 22, 2012
Faith wrote:
Muslims kill their own wives and daughters for dressing "too Western". Muslim "men" are pathologically insecure.
Oh Really All billions of them eh?
https://www.google.com/search...
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Show me the stats for your claims miss propagandist,that Muslims kill their own wives and daughters for dressing "too Western"
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#9 Nov 22, 2012
Timesten wrote:
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Oh Really All billions of them eh?
https://www.google.com/search...
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Show me the stats for your claims miss propagandist,that Muslims kill their own wives and daughters for dressing "too Western"
91% of "honor" killings on Earth are perpetrated by muslims.
http://themuslimissue.wordpress.com/2012/11/0...

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Since: Aug 10

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#10 Nov 22, 2012
A personal blog is not proof of stats.
And who is the author of that blog How do we contact him to verify his claims?
Sounds more like Gheller/Spencer hate propoganda.

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Since: Sep 12

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#12 Nov 22, 2012
Timesten wrote:
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That's not true for all of Islam george, The Saudis are just more strict when it comes to their women.
Check out women in the USA before they got liberated. Women could not vote, drink, smoke or be in the same room when men gathered. The rule of the day then was, be barefoot and pregnant and get the meals ready take care of the house and serve/please your man when HE wanted it.
Referring to the past sins of Westerners or the Bible just reinforces the backwardness of modern day Islam which is STILL rooted in the "dark ages".

“Athiest”

Since: Jan 11

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#13 Nov 22, 2012
Timesten wrote:
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Check out women in the USA before they got liberated......
We could also check women in England before 1066.

And women in China before 1782.

And women in Japan before 1945.

And women in New Zealand before 1900.

There is nothing more relevant then being irrelevant

“Mad as Hell”

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#14 Nov 22, 2012
Joe98 wrote:
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We could also check women in England before 1066.
And women in China before 1782.
And women in Japan before 1945.
And women in New Zealand before 1900.
There is nothing more relevant then being irrelevant
Again this reinforces the backwardness of the Islamic "religion"
which is STILL steeped in the "dark ages".
Among scholars Islam is blamed for those dark ages where mankinds progress was halted.
http://www.idscience.org/2007/07/28/islam-the...

I believe that if the accident of Islam had not happened then we would be centuries ahead of where we are now in every sphere.
george whyte

London, UK

#15 Nov 23, 2012
Joe98 wrote:
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We could also check women in England before 1066.
And women in China before 1782.
And women in Japan before 1945.
And women in New Zealand before 1900.
There is nothing more relevant then being irrelevant
you know history start when muslims want it to
george whyte

London, UK

#16 Nov 23, 2012
Faith wrote:
<quoted text>91% of "honor" killings on Earth are perpetrated by muslims.
http://themuslimissue.wordpress.com/2012/11/0...
91% of "honor" killings on Earth are perpetrated by muslims.

is that better tommy.

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