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Imagine if women could drive
Heeding John Lennon, imagine it’s the year 3000 and women drive in Saudi Arabia.
Dropped off children at school, did some grocery shopping and now heading to work. It’s the end of the week, so much to do and so little time to do it in. Today’s TO-DO list:
1. Police station,
2. Passport, department,
5. Beach resort, boat and jet-ski rental and reservation.
First things first: The police station. “
Salam aleikum, I’m Muna Ahmad, lawyer of Laila Ibrahim who ran a red light,” the uniformed man did not flinch.
I continued, “She completed the consequential one night in jail and here’s the fine payment so she’s free to go.” Still, silence.
“Excuse me, I’m talking to you.” “
Where is he?” he barked.
“Where is who?” I replied.
“Her ‘wali amr’ (legal male guardian)?”
“I’m her lawyer,” I said handing him a copy of my license.
“Even if you were her mother. If there’s no legal male guardian, then she stays jailed,” he spat without even looking up.
“But she’s done the time,” I argued.
“She’ll do more time until her legal male guardian comes for her. Go complain to a qadi (judge) if you don’t like it.”
Drove to court.
Bribed the court’s entry points and approached the judge.
“Sheikh Saeed, I need a court order because my client’s being illegally kept beyond her due time.”
The judge turned to the clerk/plaintiff. “Tell the woman to cover her face!”
“Cover your face woman!” ordered the clerk.
Fine. Face covered, I stated my case again.
“Tell her a woman’s voice should not be heard,” said the judge to the clerk.
Having had enough, face still covered I walked up to the judge and placed my client’s papers in front of him.
“Step back!” shouted the judge. “How dare you trespass God’s boundaries and approach me!”
“Women spoke directly to the Prophet (peace be upon him) and to the caliphs,” I retorted. “Surely, what of their abidance by God’s laws? Or are you better?”
I was shouted out and forcefully removed from court.
“Anyway, women — lawyer or not — are not allowed in here!” were the clerk’s last words.
So let me get this straight:
Only a man can bail a woman out of jail regardless of time served or paid fines.
Only a man can speak to and be seen by a judge.
Only a man can practice law.
Only a man can sell women’s lingerie.
Only a man can open a bank account for his child.
Only a man can check into a beach resort (regardless if the fact that women can check into hotels).
Only a man can rent a boat (ride) or jet-ski (in person or on paper).
Only a man can facilitate a woman’s traveling (in person or on paper).
BUT I’m allowed to drive? Must be a toy car, the wheel merely a pacifier?
All of the above is FACT. The only fiction is driving.
What illusive independence! Adults are we?
Driving: What is our God-given right and due?
What is it about these Muslim countries????????
It just goes to show how primative and backward thinking that part of the world really is.
Originally posted by space cadet
This is just flabberghasting. Really, I find it hard to fathom living in a country where I would be told how to dress, educate, live, drive, and the law upholding the idea that whipping a woman for things that should be her right as a human being is just unbelievable! I would find my way out of that country
I'd rather get bopped in the head with a sash cord
Originally posted by phatpackage
reply to post by Aisling
They need more than reporting! Seriously what is the harm with women driving? has nothing to do with modesty. Evil!
Originally posted by Aisling
reply to post by burntheships
I reported their main page. They have a photo of a woman that has obviously been beaten up. I suggest we all report this please.
I am ignorant to Islam, but what I have seen are nothing but men who repress and abuse their women.
“If women want any rights more than they's got, why don't they just take them, and not be talking about it.
These women have something to say......and the men better listen
Religion without humanity, is very poor stuff.