Saudi Woman Commits Unspeakable Act: Drives Car


Authorities detained a Saudi woman this weekend after she committed an unspeakable act of defiance in the not-so-magical kingdom: she drove a car – then posted a video of herself behind the wheel to encourage other women to follow suit.

Manal al-Sherif’s YouTube video has attracted more that 500,000 views since it was posted several days ago.

There is no written law that specifically bans women from driving, but Saudis must obtain locally-issued licences in order to drive legally – and such licenses are not issued to women – which makes it effectively illegal for them to drive. Tricky, huh?

Manal al-Sherif’s Facebook page-“Teach me how to drive so I can protect myself” – urges Saudi Arabia to lift its ban on women drivers. “This is a volunteer campaign to help the girls of this country learn to drive,” al-Sherif says. “At least for times of emergency, God forbid. What if whoever is driving has a heart attack?” 

While Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy, it also applies an austere version of Sunni Islam in which “religious police” patrol the streets to ensure that proper “etiquette” is followed at all times.

I urge Saudi Arabia to crack down mercilessly – with a level of firmness that only devout Muslim countries can muster – or there will be hell to pay before we know it.

Give these women and inch and they’ll take a mile. First it’s driving; then what? Next thing you know, they’ll want to vote, go out in public alone, pick their own sexual partners, and demand on marrying husbands of their own choosing.



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Categories: Humor, Islam, Middle East, Silliness

5 replies

  1. We need to institute sharia law and give her 50 lashes with the whip and make an example of that miserable bitch.
    John Wilder

  2. Boy howdy! You fellas are gonna get it!!!

  3. The movie version: “Barefoot and pregnant in Saudi Arabia”
    1. Something awful has to happpen to her and be known to happen by the locals.
    2. What happens can’t be available to the internet folk looking for a martyr who are glad to give her life for their program.
    3. She’s known to be in government hands so whatever happens will be attributed to government.

    Therefore, either she’ll never be heard of again and her files erased or she’ll leave government hands just before the awful is applied by demonstrably non-gov hands.

    The movie will play only in Israel.

  4. A society that works so diligently to opress women cannot easily evolve into a blissful civilization the future. How can such a society blatantly ignore a plea for protection for one of its own. I can’t fathom how they view thier women, the other half of thier being as subhuman like that. Do they not see what would would happen if they didn’t have thier other half to rely on any more? It would only take about 100 years before thier culture completely vanishes.

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