Youssef Ibrahim speaks truth to power in the New York Sun (news links in the original):
Ever wondered what might be the correct “Islamic” way to beat your wife, or what a Saudi princess’s greatest wish might be if she were king?
The wires were buzzing Thursday with reports of “oohs” and “ahs” from the elitist World Economic Forum gathering in Davos, Switzerland, complete with applause for a Saudi royal princess, Lolwah al-Faisal, after she asserted that her first executive move would be to “let women drive.”
Amazingly, according to the Associated Press news dispatch on this lame comment, the audience erupted in applause.
How can what passes as an elemental right in today’s world “” when uttered by a Saudi female belonging to the most oppressive, religiously fanatical ruling family in the world “” be treated as a sign of progress in a kingdom of darkness?
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