UPI> 'In Teheran, Iran, morals police began a crackdown UPI> against infractions of the Is
UPI> "In Teheran, Iran, morals police began a crackdown
UPI> against infractions of the Islamic dress code by
UPI> arresting over 800 women for wearing sunglasses."
S> When it comes to discriminating against women, Islam is number
S> one. Hope nobody passes a fatwa (holy order) to execute me for
S> saying this. The religion that most people follow in my home
S> country (India) is not all that great either. But at least
S> Hinduism seems to be more progressive than Islam. I guess the
S> same could be said of Christianity. I guess, Saudi Arabia is as
S> bad if not worse. Women cannot drive cars or wear even nail
S> polish over there. I have one question to ask regarding this.
S> The U.S. government and human rights groups routinely complain
S> about human rights violations on ethnic minorities in different
S> parts of the world. That is good. Have they ever made a protest
S> to the Saudi government about discrimination against women? If
S> not, why? Is it becuase of non-inteference in "cultural" values
S> over there. Or is it because the victims are only women. Or
S> maybe because Saudi Arabia has a lot of Oil. Can somebody in
S> this group provide some answers?
S> Ignorance and prejudice and fear walk hand in hand.
S> - Neil Peart (RUSH)
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