My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Monday, May 15, 2006

Saudi Arabia puts freedom on women on hold - now scheduled for 2750

Gee, I thought the new 'glasnost' towards women couldn't last.
Saudi Arabia has postponed plans to replace male sales staff in lingerie shops with women.

The move had been its first cautious attempt to bring more women into the work-place.

But even minor reforms have incurred the wrath of ultra-conservative religious leaders, such as the Grand Mufti Shaikh Abdel-Aziz al-Sheikh, who has denounced them as "steps towards immorality and hellfire".


Anonymous Anonymous said...

So holding off lingerie salesmen reform is now holding off on freedom? That's a stretch, isn't it?

The United States were oppressive to women for 150 years until 1922. You can't expect an ultra-conservative country like Saudi Arabia to move fast on this.

11:03 AM  

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