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Saudi candidate puts women in driver's seat
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Feb 11, 2005, 01:59 PM
 
http://www.washtimes.com/world/20050...3151-9154r.htm


RIYADH, Saudi Arabia A candidate in groundbreaking elections beginning here today has a plan to reduce the kingdom's dependence on foreign labor, but it may be too radical for most of his countrymen: letting women drive.
If Saudi Arabia allowed women to drive their own cars, Suleiman Abdullah Omar Al-Suleiman told The Washington Times yesterday, it could do away with a quarter-million foreign drivers, whom he sees as a drain on the nation's wealth and resources.

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Feb 11, 2005, 03:24 PM
 
Sounds bad, the next thing they will do is give women the right to vote.
     
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Feb 11, 2005, 04:15 PM
 
first they drive... then it's a non blue burka, then they are showing their ankle... then it's PORNOGRAPHY!!!
     
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Feb 11, 2005, 05:00 PM
 
Originally posted by mitchell_pgh:
first they drive... then it's a non blue burka, then they are showing their ankle... then it's PORNOGRAPHY!!!
No or at least very few women in Saudi Arabia use the Burka.

But it's good to see some sensible candidates running for office.
     
   
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