In Support of Woman Driving – #Oct26Driving

It really is time women were allowed to drive in Saudi.

It really is time women were allowed to drive in Saudi.

Let me start by stating that I’m not in support of breaking the law. Nor am I in support of fitna (social discord), but for God’s sake, it’s time that women in Saudi Arabia were allowed to drive! Saudi Arabia is the only country on the globe that does not allow women to drive. Even Iran and Afghanistan allow their female citizens to take the wheel!

My late father once told me that he, and most of his friends and colleagues back in the 1970’s, used to think that women being allowed to drive was just around the corner. “We thought it was just a couple of years away,” he told me. A friend of his even kept a newspaper article about the ban on women driving so he could show his daughter when she was grown up. He kept it assuming that by the time she was an adult she would be driving. That was 40 years ago!

Driving is not a privilege, it’s a basic human right! And has nothing to do with Islam.

Go forth woman and drive! I support you!

3 Responses to In Support of Woman Driving – #Oct26Driving

  1. ahlam 26 October 2013 at 10:16 am #

    thanks a lot about your article and thanks for ur feeling about us
    i will never forget ur father and ur like him
    keep going

    • Suhail Algosaibi 26 October 2013 at 11:31 am #

      Thank you Ahlam. God bless.

  2. Kamel 27 October 2013 at 9:12 pm #

    Dear Suhail,

    Would love to support but afraid would not be able to do so this time since the cons in this case supersede the pros. And the main issue is how would the Saudi government insure the safety of women out on the vast stretches of highways in Kingdom. We all have to agree there is a lot to be done before such bills are past. Till a few years ago we had a lot of problem in the UAE where male drivers used to harass females a few rape cases etc. until the government took firm actions against the offenders. It is essential that women in todays world are able to drive, but a lot of aspects like education the general public and security needs are to be considered in a vast country like the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia it will take sometime. would support the start of the initiative and idea at this stage.

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