Saudi Arabia : Women driving activists imprisoned under terrorism law

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Well....it seems that the "modernizing" ruler of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia......is not as modernizing as the mainstream media ( often with anchor KSA shareholdings) would have us believe......

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-21/saudi-womens-driving-activists-accused-running-spy-cell-could-face-execution

Weeks before Saudi Arabia is set to lift its longtime ban on women driving, a group of seven women's rights activists has been arrested on treason and espionage related charges — offenses which can bring the death penalty. The kingdom plans to lift the driving ban on June 24th, though significant restrictions will still remain to allow women to drive "in accordance with Islamic laws."

This comes after the Western public has been subjected to months of propaganda editorializing by the likes of David Ignatius and Thomas Friedman ensuring us the young crown prince Mohammed bin Salman is a "modernizer and reformer" (Friedman penned a hagiographic style essay declaring MbS is spearheading an "Arab Spring" revitalization of the kingdom), and after MbS completed an extended tour across the US which took him from from the the White House to Silicon Valley to Hollywood — all places where he was fawned over as the red carpet rolled out.


An image circulated on social media with the word 'traitor' stamped on the faces of those detained. Via Middle East Eye
The detained include a prominent Saudi blogger, Eman al-Nafjan, and Lujain al-Hathloul, who had previously been imprisoned for 73 days after driving from UAE into Saudi Arabia. Multiple reports indicate further that the crackdown on women's rights activists may be ongoing, and that charges have reached the level of espionage.

And perhaps most shockingly, the detained activists could face the death penalty, as Middle East Eye reports:


According to Saudi lawyers and judges, the prominent women’s rights activists, who were arrested last week and branded as "traitors" by government-aligned media outlets, may by sentenced to death should investigations result in the charge of treason and conspiracy against the state.

The Riyadh-based English language daily newspaper, Arab News, has accused the women of being part of a "spy cell" supported by hostile foreign entities — echoing the claims of Saudi authorities and the official Saudi Press Agency:


Members of a “spy cell,” arrested by Saudi Arabia’s state security presidency two days ago, sought to “incite strife by communicating with foreign entities hostile to the Kingdom and to establish a false legal organization," according to information received by Asharq Al-Awsat from informed sources.

The sources said most of the cell’s suspects claim to have religious obligations and were using human rights as a pretext to violate the country’s systems.

The report further accuses the women of using their activist groups as fronts for communications and financial dealings with countries “hostile to Saudi Arabia, to receive financial support in exchange for continuing to incite trouble.” Over the past year especially, this has typically been code for interaction with Iran or Shia-linked groups, viewed by the Saudis as desiring to infiltrate and destabilize Saudi society.
That....from the country that provides so much funding for Clonskeagh Mosque, where PRAVDA-rte go to when seeking dialogue on so many important matters.

As the media continues celebrating the 'reforming prince' and much hyped newly opened cinemas and greater employment opportunities for Saudi women, it appears MbS is playing a double game in enhancing his public image abroad while cleaning house of unwanted critics at home (something made especially clear by MbS' rounding up over 300 royals and other prominent officials to lock them at Riyadh’s Ritz Carlton, many of them forced to pay their way out). And the American mainstream is all too happy playing along.

As we recently noted, close US ally Saudi Arabia has executed over 48 people so far this year, half of them related to nonviolent drug charges, according to HRW. Meanwhile the US State Department has remained completely silent, choosing instead to talk solely of Iran and Syria's human rights violations.
Is the West silent on people being imprisoned in the KSA, for demanding that women drive, for the sake of cheap hydrocarbons, and happy suburban shopping and a lazy lifestyle in front of flat screen TVs ?


Finally.....key question......



Where is the outrage amongst Western feminists in the sociology department, media and the entertainment sector ?

Where are the usual vacuous, virtue signallers ?

Will Princess Megan be demanding that the UK stop exporting weaponry to the KSA ?

Will the Clintons be handing back the donations received to the Clinton Fundation ?

Will the Nobel Committee give Raif Badawi the Nobel Peace Prize ?
 


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Perhaps King Salman is reining him in a bit. Perhaps MBS like Icarus got too close to the Sun and is being burned.
 

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Well....it seems that the "modernizing" ruler of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia......is not as modernizing as the mainstream media ( often with anchor KSA shareholdings) would have us believe......

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-21/saudi-womens-driving-activists-accused-running-spy-cell-could-face-execution









That....from the country that provides so much funding for Clonskeagh Mosque, where PRAVDA-rte go to when seeking dialogue on so many important matters.



Is the West silent on people being imprisoned in the KSA, for demanding that women drive, for the sake of cheap hydrocarbons, and happy suburban shopping and a lazy lifestyle in front of flat screen TVs ?


Finally.....key question......



Where is the outrage amongst Western feminists in the sociology department, media and the entertainment sector ?

Where are the usual vacuous, virtue signallers ?

Will Princess Megan be demanding that the UK stop exporting weaponry to the KSA ?

Will the Clintons be handing back the donations received to the Clinton Fundation ?

Will the Nobel Committee give Raif Badawi the Nobel Peace Prize ?
You forgot about May and Trump.
 

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Right. Fceck Saudi Arabia out of all male global sporting events now. This is preposterous.
 

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Well....it seems that the "modernizing" ruler of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia......is not as modernizing as the mainstream media ( often with anchor KSA shareholdings) would have us believe......

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-21/saudi-womens-driving-activists-accused-running-spy-cell-could-face-execution









That....from the country that provides so much funding for Clonskeagh Mosque, where PRAVDA-rte go to when seeking dialogue on so many important matters.



Is the West silent on people being imprisoned in the KSA, for demanding that women drive, for the sake of cheap hydrocarbons, and happy suburban shopping and a lazy lifestyle in front of flat screen TVs ?


Finally.....key question......



Where is the outrage amongst Western feminists in the sociology department, media and the entertainment sector ?

Where are the usual vacuous, virtue signallers ?

Will Princess Megan be demanding that the UK stop exporting weaponry to the KSA ?

Will the Clintons be handing back the donations received to the Clinton Fundation ?

Will the Nobel Committee give Raif Badawi the Nobel Peace Prize ?
ffs its 2018, the world is moving ahead faster than we can countenance .

Time these controlling bullies ( from all pa:mad:rts of the world ) were toppled.

Do they think they own people ?
 

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The opening game of the world cup is between two of the worlds most appalling regimes. It'a complete farce. The gutless FIFA cronies know the world will en masse turn a huge global sized testicel of a blind eye. As if nothing is going on. Cue furtive whistling and shuffling of feet on an epic scale. We're all responsible for Saudi women being put into jail for driving a fceking car.
 

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MBS being elevated to Crown Prince was a violation of the Saudi tradition of the succession to the throne going to the king's brother. Put a lot of noses out of joint.
 

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The opening game of the world cup is between two of the worlds most appalling regimes. It'a complete farce. The gutless FIFA cronies know the world will en masse turn a huge global sized testicel of a blind eye. As if nothing is going on. Cue furtive whistling and shuffling of feet on an epic scale. We're all responsible for Saudi women being put into jail for driving a fceking car.
As Naom Chomsky commented "they tell us it is important...because really it does matter, one bit".

FIFA are corrupt. And once one says this honestly, one can move past the entire "bread and circuses" madness. And that includes the Idiots can Rape Females Union, the Grab All Assoication, the No Fools Left (in the US), etc....

The only thing that is not corrupt, drugged is Formula one and that consists of show-offs driving around in circles polluting the planet, faster than one another.
 

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Well....it seems that the "modernizing" ruler of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia......is not as modernizing as the mainstream media ( often with anchor KSA shareholdings) would have us believe......

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-21/saudi-womens-driving-activists-accused-running-spy-cell-could-face-execution









That....from the country that provides so much funding for Clonskeagh Mosque, where PRAVDA-rte go to when seeking dialogue on so many important matters.



Is the West silent on people being imprisoned in the KSA, for demanding that women drive, for the sake of cheap hydrocarbons, and happy suburban shopping and a lazy lifestyle in front of flat screen TVs ?


Finally.....key question......



Where is the outrage amongst Western feminists in the sociology department, media and the entertainment sector ?

Where are the usual vacuous, virtue signallers ?

Will Princess Megan be demanding that the UK stop exporting weaponry to the KSA ?

Will the Clintons be handing back the donations received to the Clinton Fundation ?

Will the Nobel Committee give Raif Badawi the Nobel Peace Prize ?
Isn't it shocking what Trump's Saudi paymasters are getting up to?

It is all ok with President Lardass as long as the Saudis bankroll his hotels and golf courses.
 

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Of course he has. The likes of him always do.
The like button is not working for me. I agree entirely with what you have said. Veneer liberals are very selective about who and what they support/condemn. They regard it as the hallmark of sophistication and elevation.

It is an indicator of inner nastiness and hypocrisy.
 

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Coming from you that's laughable. Should you not be off cheer-leading the IDF?
Indeed I should be cheering a country where women are treated equally unlike the KSA. So should you if we are as liberal as you thought you were.
 

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Coming from you that's laughable. Should you not be off cheer-leading the IDF?
Deflection attempt number 2.....look...over there.....Jews !!!!

By the way, women are allowed to drive in Israel. And have been from it's foundation.
 

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Indeed I should be cheering a country where women are treated equally unlike the KSA. So should you if we are as liberal as you thought you were.
Equality doesn't stretch to Palestinian women with bullets in their heads of course.

Yourself, Bibi and Salman perhaps have more in common than at first glance.
 

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Deflection attempt number 2.....look...over there.....Jews !!!!

By the way, women are allowed to drive in Israel. And have been from it's foundation.
If you read your original post which mentioned the Clintons etc but neglected to mention the current backers of the Saudi regime you'd see my post was far from deflection but then I suppose people like you only see what you wish to see.

By the way, women are allowed to drive in Israel. And have been from it's foundation.
Wow, give them the Nobel prize! :roll:
 


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