Saturday, November 24, 2012
Saudi Women Are Electronically Tracked By Their Guardians-1
Denied the right to travel without the consent from their male guardians(husbands) and banned from driving, Saudi women are now monitored by electronic system that tracks any cross-border movement. Since last week, Saudi Women's male guardians began to receiving text messages on their phones when women under their custody are leaving the country even if they are travelling together. Mana-el Sharif, who became the symbol of a compaign launched last year urging women to defy driving ban, began spreading the information on Twitter when she was alerted by a couple ( Manal must have been working in a NGO paid by the Western countries). The husband who was traelling with his wife received a text message from the immigration authorities informing him that his wife had left Intenational Airport in Riyadh. "The authorities are using technology to minitor women" said a columnist Badriya-al-Bishr, who criticized the "state of slavery under which womenm are held in ultra-conservative kingdom". ( And this is nice in Islamic society. As women are kept in veil and under strict monitoringand observations, therefore, Saudi Arab is safe from gang rapes, kidnapping, fleeing of girls with boyfriends and other women- folk related crimes, as are occuring daily in western societies and in Pakistan). Women are not allowed to leave the kingdom without permission from their male guardian, who must give his consent by signing what is called a "yellow sheet" at the airport or border. The move by Saudi authorities was swiftly condemned on the social network Twitter- a real bubble of freedom for million in the kingdom- with critics mocking the decision (specioally by the western minded women). "Hello Taliban, herewith some tips from the Saudi government" read on post. " Why do not you cuff your women with tracking ankle bracelet too" wrote Isra. Why do not we install a microchip into our women to track them around" joked another ( What an irony!, women are joking at the Sharia Law, Islamic traditions and customs). " If I need an SMS to let me know my wife is leaving Saudi Arabia, then I am either married to a wrong women or need a psychiatrist" tweetet Hisham.