Tuesday, September 25, 2007

--And Use Pepper Spray on Police

[NOTE: Our original story on the Saudi Girls wanting driver's licenses just took a strange and fascinating twist. This just in from asharqalawsat via Memeorandum.]
Dammam, Asharq Al-Awsat- Members of Khobar's Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice were the victims of an attack by two Saudi females, Asharq Al-Awsat can reveal.

According to the head of the commission in Khobar, two girls pepper sprayed members of the commission after they had tried to offer them advice.
The moral police getting peppered sprayed? Cue up the only hit by 80s hair rockers, Twisted Sister: "We're not gonna take it--anymore!"

"Saudi Girls Just Want to Have Fun--and a Driver's License."

by Mondoreb & Little Baby Ginn

Saudi women want what is available to women in every other nation on earth: the right to a driver's license. A group of Saudi women will petition King Abdullah this week.

They hope to convince the King that this will not lead women down that slippery slope to evil. Many men in Saudi Arabia, and all of the Religious Police, are convinced that once Mama gets the car keys, it's only a short drive over to swearing, too much make-up, wild parties, and turning tricks on the side.
The government is unlikely to respond because the issue remains so highly sensitive and divisive. But committee members say their petition will at least highlight what many Saudis — both men and women — consider a "stolen" right.

In the Magic Kingdom, the old stereotype of "the woman driver" takes on new meaning.

['72 Gremlin in a burqua by RAPH]
Saudi girls just want to have fun--in a car.

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