Fun With Youtube: Woman Drives Car. Gets Beaten.
[Editor’s note: I want to be clear that, despite the unconventional, somewhat light-hearted tone of this post, the editors of TTAC take the right to drive very seriously. Sometimes, however, the absurdity of injustice can only be captured with more absurdity]
Najalaa Harriri lives in a sad little world where women are still forced to dress like Halloween ghosts. Besides spending a miserable lifetime as someone else’s property, Ms. Harriri was sentenced to ten lashes for the ultimate sin of driving an automobile in Saudi Arabia ( the sentence has since been suspended by the king). I have to wonder about this. Was it a Yugo? A souped up Corolla that did powerslides? A car imported from Zionist occupiers who still give Muslims more rights than the Saudi monarchy?
No to all the above.
She was just driving. A car. A machine that offers freedom in ways that infuriate ass sitting mullahs who have nothing better to do than to rarely shower and treat women like obedient sex objects.
On the brighter side of life though, at least she won’t have to worry about getting stoned.
Can somebody tell me why women shouldn't be allowed to drive? Can anybody justify using violence to stop a woman from doing that?
Aside from the disgusting "traditions" described, this piece surely beats them all for the number of embedded links.
I'm sure I'm going to draw some self righteous rebuttals for this, but what the hell: I've spent three years deployed with the Army in Iraq and am currently in Afghanistan on my fourth one year deployment. I've never seen a woman drive in either country. I've also not seen one car accident. (VBIEDs and suicide bombers excluded). Coincidence?
This is why a theocracy or a nation controlled by religious fanatics is never a good idea. You believe in God. Good. Excellent. Now shut up and go pray in the corner or something, and let the rest of us just concentrate on living our lives and enjoying it.