Tuesday, June 14, 2005

I'll bet they have other priorities.....

Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz, Saudi's Minister for the Interior thinks that Saudi has greater priorities than allowing women to drive in the Kingdom.

I am sure they do...security, stability and weeding out the Islamic fundamentalists spring to mind as a few priorities.

From The Khaleej Times....

Conservatives in the deeply religious country which is home to Islam’s holiest sites argue that if women drove they would be able to mix freely with men and encouraged to date.

Allowing women to drive is a major issue, it would give them the freedom to move around by themselves, meet other women and possibly discuss greater freedoms...such as the ability to work, vote and generally play a greater role in society other than the subdued and controlled role they presently play.

Is it all possible that greater freedom for women may assist in solving some of the problems that Saudi is facing....or is that just too much for the men to comprehend?


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