10 Lashes for Driving

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“‘How come women get flogged for driving while the maximum penalty for a traffic violation is a fine, not lashes?’ Zein el-Abydeen said. ‘Even the Prophet (Muhammad’s) wives were riding camels and horses because these were the only means of transportation.'”

Two days ago we posted an article on Saudi Arabian women gaining the right to vote, but today a Saudi woman has been “sentenced to 10 lashes for driving a car.”


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