Posts Tagged ‘ women’s rights ’

Canadian Diplomat Plans to Press Saudi on Jailed Blogger

Nov 3rd, 2016 | By

Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion’s office announced his plans to press Saudi Arabia’s chief human rights official on the jailed Saudi blogger, Raif Badawi. Dion’s office said he would speak Thursday with the Saudi Human Rights Commission president Banda Bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, about a “full range of human rights issues, including the case of

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Saudi Women Activist: Saudi legal system has the “mentality of the 7th century”

Oct 13th, 2016 | By

Saudi writer and women’s rights activist Hala Al-Dosari told BBC Arabic that women in Saudi Arabia face more legal restrictions than in any other country: “The problem of the [Saudi] legal system is that it deals with the lives of people living in the 21st century with the mentality of the 7th century.” The interview

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Controversy Surrounds Uber’s Ties to Saudi Arabia

Jul 20th, 2016 | By

Last month Uber announced the company’s latest investor- Saudi Arabia. Through Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, Uber received its largest investment fund from a single investor, which totaled $3.5 billion. This investment is part of the company’s plan to further expand into areas in the Middle East, where Uber plans to invest $250 million. One

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Chairman’s Report for May 7th, 2015

May 17th, 2015 | By
In January, 2015 President Barack Obama traveled to Saudi Arabia to pay homage to the new King.

FOR YEARS…..The United States…YOU and your tax dollars…have armed and propped up the Saudi royal family in spite of the fact that the radical Wahhabi form of Islam is almost completely funded by these same Saudis!

Americans ‘Should Be Boycotting Saudi Arabia,’ Says Clinton-bashing Rand Paul

Mar 23rd, 2015 | By

In an apparent continuation of his attack on Hillary Clinton for taking donations from regimes abusing women, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) called on American citizens to boycott Saudi Arabia the way the South Africa’s apartheid regime was shunned. The Republican Kentucky senator said Americans should castigate Saudi Arabia, “a regime that punishes women who are raped,” he said, referring to a controversial case of a 19-year-old woman, who was gang-raped and then sentenced by a Saudi court to lashing for violating sex segregation laws.

Iraqi Cabinet OKs Law Allowing Child Marriage, Marital Rape

Mar 10th, 2014 | By

Women in Iraq took to the streets on International Women’s Day to protest the recent decision by the cabinet to approve draft legislation to institute sharia law in Iraq based on Shiite jurisprudence. The legislation would change Iraq’s current personal status law, which has been called the most progressive in the Muslim-majority Middle East countries. The current laws uphold women’s rights in the areas of marriage, child custody and inheritance.

Muslim Gang Rape & Syrian ‘Rebels’ Behead Boy And Execute Women

Jun 19th, 2013 | By

Those over-zealous “misunderstanders” of Islam, the so-called “religion of peace” are at it again.

In Sweden, five Muslim teenagers were sentenced to 100 hours of “community service” for the gang rape of a 15-year-old girl. And, they had to pay a fine of $8,500 each to the victim. Big deal.