Video Mocking Saudi Ban On Women Driving

http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJqYSGHm92E

My apologies to readers who don’t speak Arabic.

Had to make an exception here, though. Just too funny not to post.

Basically it’s a video mocking this ridiculous ban Saudi Arabia has on women driving. Cracked me up.

There’s one line, though, that really got me. It was HOWWA KIDDA.

That means THIS IS HOW IT IS.

Middle Eastern women hear this ALL the time. ALL THE TIME.

We hear it (or HOWWA KIDDA AL NIZUM–this is how it’s set up/organized) whenever we inquire as to why something has to be unequal/immoral.

Here it’s about why women can’t drive. This is the response Middle Eastern men give you.

HOWWA KIDDA (AL NIZUM).

It’s about so much more, though.

Why can’t women be as educated? HOWWA KIDDA.

Why can’t women choose their marriage partners? HOWWA KIDDA.

Why can’t women dress as they wish, speak as they wish, behave as they wish?

HOWWA KIDDA. (Clearly a rational response, don’t you think?)

There’s not one Middle Eastern woman I know who hasn’t been fed this line.

Enjoy, Arabic speakers.

I love seeing stupid people/laws/governments get mocked.

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Tell Me Again Westgate Has NOTHING To Do With Islam…

Let me ask you folks a question.  I’m being serious, not sarcastic like I often am.

Does what Prime Minister Cameron said about this last weekend’s attacks in Nairobi make any sense to you?

He says it’s not about Islam.  Has nothing to do with it, in fact.

But consider this:

The attackers asked each victim if he/she (this includes the little ones, of course, whose bodies are still being counted) was a Muslim.  You had to prove it by naming Mohammad’s mother.  Those who replied in the affirmative and got the answer right were spared.  Those who responded in the negative/wrongly got murdered.

Prime Minister Cameron should be intellectually honest; he’ll have greater credibility on the world stage that way.

It IS about Islam.  It’s about how it gets interpreted.  And clearly there’s a big problem with it right now (same with Catholics hundreds of years ago).  There’s a growing strain of Islamism.  It’s the biggest threat we’ve faced since Nazism.  Acknowledging this doesn’t mean you hate all Muslims for goodness sake.  It doesn’t make you Islamophobic. It means you have a functioning brain.

I understand most people who commit rape are men.  Does recognizing that fact make me some man-hating bitch?  Of course not.  Explain to me how this is distinguishable.

I’m baffled by this behavior.  If the jihadists themselves tell you it’s about religion, why don’t you just take them at their word?  It’s not as though they’re lying; they’re actually quite honest about who they are and what they want.  They say/do this each time they go on a murdering spree.

Truth should come before political correctness.  Cameron isn’t doing decent Muslims, who are still in the majority, any favors by sugarcoating his language.

Time to be honest.