Saturday, October 12, 2013

Women driving is not the only issue for Saudis

The issue of allowing women to drive cars in the Kingdom has become a vortex wherein the proponents of the move have come to be accused as morally corrupt, a leading female Shoura Council member has said.
Talking to Okaz/Saudi Gazette here on Friday, Dr. Thoraya Obaid said she was astonished at the way false accusations are being leveled against anyone who talks about granting women permission to drive.
“Is it the only crucial issue facing the government and Saudi society. Is it the issue which involves international security that need to be under continuous focus of the world,” she wondered. This is basically a social issue as Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has said, she added.
“Driving is as important to men as it is for women. In fact, I was trained as a driver by my late brother Ibrahim even before I graduated. This does not mean that I became independent of my family,” she said. Full Story

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