One Step

…forward

Saudi women to get first taste of polls
RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi businesswomen will be able to stand for election to a local trade and industry chamber in the first vote of its kind for women in the conservative Muslim monarchy, a top executive said on Thursday.
Saudi authorities allowed businesswomen to take part in a November election of 18 board members of the Red Sea city of Jeddah’s Trade and Industry Chamber (JTIC), the chamber’s chairman Ghassan al-Suleiman said.

…and two steps back.

NEW YORK (AP) — A Muslim organization has demanded that India’s Sania Mirza wear more than her tennis attire during her matches, calling her short shirts and sleeveless shirts “un-Islamic.”
A top cleric of the little-known Sunni Ulema Board said he has issued a fatwa against the 18-year-old because of her “indecent dressing” on the court and in advertisements, the Hindustan Times reported Friday…

…He said Islam did not permit women to wear skirts, shorts and sleeveless tops in public, and that she should follow the example of Iranian women who wore long tunics and headscarves while playing in the Asian Badminton Championship in Hyderabad earlier in the week.

If you didn’t have to worry about some fanatic doing his duty and executing your a$$ for wearing a TANK TOP, more of these girls and their families would have the courage to say “Fatwa THIS, a$$hole!” But no, we have to respect their ‘peaceful’ death edicts.
Sania, maybe Salman Rushdie has a room over the garage he can spare.

7 Responses to “One Step”

  1. Ken Summers says:

    Take off your shirt, Sania! That’ll show the bastards!

  2. Crusader says:

    Religion of peace, repeat after me, religion of peace.

  3. Cullen says:

    I’m all for a religion of piece.

  4. Welcome Adarsh! And thank you for the link to her website. She’s awfully sweet and we wish her all the best, as this whole situation has to be incredibly difficult. No one should have to be subjected to such things.
    (But I AM going to have to school you on how government works in the U.S. re: your Katrina posts. First rule of thumb: City and State govt’s bear the ultimate responsibility for disaster planning, execution of said disaster plan and FIRST RESPONSE immediately following said disaster. We’ve a number of posts with excellent comments that lay out the legalese quite clearly. Dead folks in wheelchairs will be haunting the Mayor of New Orleans and Governor of Louisiana for eternity, not President Bush.)

  5. Cullen says:

    President Bush will probably be haunted. Not because of complicity, but because he’s actually a compassionate human being who had to see some pretty horrific stuff.

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