Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Saudi reforms

In Newfound status for Saudi women David Ignatius reported that 30 women would join the kingdom’s Shura Council, highlighting the fact that King Abdullah ignored the Saudi cleric who said it would be “haram” under Islam to name women to the council. Ignatius writes
If Saudi women are deemed worthy of joining the body that advises the king on sensitive matters, it’s harder to justify the many limits on their rights.
I wonder what will be the short-term outcome of this initiative.

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