Thursday, June 16, 2011

Saudi Women June 17 Driving Guidelines

Saudi women planning to drive on June 17 should observe the following guidelines for their safety:

1) Islamic dress code

2) There won’t be any gatherings. Go out only to run important errands, visit the hospital, drop kids off at school, etc.

3) It is encouraged that you videotape the event and upload it on Youtube.

4) Drive within city limits only.

5) To reaffirm our patriotism, fly the Saudi flag and lift up a photo of Abu Mit’ib (the King).

6) No need to be scared. If the police arrest you, you’ll only be required to sign on a pledge.

7) It is preferred that whoever plans on driving to have an international driver’s license.

8) It is better if a male accompanies you to protect you and to guarantee your safety (since the ball would just be starting to roll).

9) Avoid driving into any empty plots or deserted or faraway areas because that might pose some danger to you.

10) Driving is not scheduled for one day only. Saudi women are starting Friday but will continue to take to their cars beyond that date until a royal decree is issued.

11) Any woman who fails to comply is responsible for any possible consequences.

12) Ensure notifying family and friends of your intentions to drive (in case you go missing they’ll have an idea how to act).

13) If you have a phone with internet connection, follow WOMEN2DRIVE on Facebook and Twitter.


The Linoleum Surfer said...

Wow. I wish you all the best of luck!

Just wondering - when are the men going to start learning to drive? Maybe they should get international licenses too...;)

Anonymous said...

How can i share this to my twitter?

Bjarne said...

I wish you a safe drive.

womens rights

Equal for the law
one man one woman, equal
right for people

mens rights

womens right's mens right's
Human Rights
to everyone

magdalena said...
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magdalena said...

You are all so brave! I wish you the best luck an hope that this will be a success.

Greets from Austria (not Australie :D) Our newspapers write about you.

Anonymous said...

Well done! I hope, and all the women I know hope, that your actions will be successful. You are courageous to fight for your rights. Keep up your courage!

Sabria Jawhar said...

@1:23 just use my URL in your tweet and all is good. Tweeps will pick it up.

CaitieCat said...

I hope the day has gone well for you! Wishing you the best of hopes from Canada.

Anonymous said...

woow excellent guidelines for safe & positive movement .

best regards

Claudia said...

Dear Sabria, I came to read your blog posts regularly in the mean time, and - as far as my time budget allows it - followed the discussions about the driving ban issue. On June 17, there have been media reports also here in Germany about "women's driving day". Since then, not much has been heard any more - especially given the terrible incidents in Syria and Libya that simply cover everything. Still, my impression is that there is a lot of development "behind the curtains" on social issues in Saudi Arabia, but we don't hear much about it. My question to you: How did it go on June 17, and how did people react? How did the media report on this issue? And then: is "driving a car" just a start for more profound reforms on social issues like women's rights?
Looking forward to reading more on your blog - kind regards, Claudia

Anonymous said...

allah approved misogyny is one of many severe problems with islam which is dangerous no matter how it is packaged...

the twin fogs of political correctness & ignorance must be dispersed before western society better understands this menace. even a brief review of islamic theology & history quickly exposes the deadly roots of this evil ideology.

see the links in the pdf version below for more accurate info about islam

islam is a horrible ideology for human rights

5 key things about islam

1. mythical beliefs - all religions have these (faith) because its part of being a religion: having beliefs without proof until after the believer dies. the problem is people will believe almost anything.

2. totalitarianism - islam has no seperation of church and state: sharia law governs all. there is no free will in islam: only submission to the will of allah as conveniently determined by the imams who spew vapors to feather their own nests. there are no moderate muslims: they all support sharia law.

3. violence - islam leads the pack of all religions in violent tenets for their ideology & history: having eternal canonical imperatives for supremacy at all costs and calling for violence & intimidation as basic tools to achieve these goals.

4. dishonesty - only islam has dishonesty as a fundamental tenet: this stems from allah speaking to mohamhead & abrogation in the koran which is used to explain how mo's peaceful early life was superseded by his warlord role later.

5. misogyny - present day islam is still rooted in 8th century social ethics: treating females as property of men good only for children, severely limiting their activities, dressing them in shower curtains and worse.

conclusions ??

there really are NO redeeming qualities for this muddled pile of propaganda.

islam is just another fascist totalitarian ideology used by power hungry fanatics on yet another quest for worldwide domination and includes all the usual human rights abuses & suppression of freedoms.

graphics version

1 page pdf version - do file/download 6kb viewer doesn't show fonts well, has better fonts header footer links, great for emailing printing etc

Sabria Jawhar said...

Dear ecks why,

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. And you obviously have little knowledge. Generalizations, stereotyping and the usual nonsense from someone who copies and pastes anti-Muslim rhetoric from websites do nothing to bridge the gap between Muslims and non-Muslims. When you speak of ignorance, please look in the mirror first.

Best regards,


Anonymous said...

hi sabria

thanks for posting my comments :)

yes there is a huge gap between muslims and the rest of us and i sincerely hope this gap is never reduced.

the ignorance i'm referring to is western societys almost total lack of knowledge about islamic theology & history.

objective & accurate info about islam and its history is well documented on the internet at many quality websites run by ex-muslims who are eminently qualified to describe this "religion" that idolizes a murdering warlord & his violent exploits against unbelievers.

sadly the same is also true about christianity but most people in western society are already well aware of those problems and are actively involved in correcting them. these same people need to be informed that islam is no better than xnity & in many respects is worse and start applying their efforts to confront & contain this new scourge against humanity.

so of course i am doing my little part in this effort :)

Sabria Jawhar said...

Ecks Why,

Ramadan is coming up and my suggestion to you is visit a mosque, fast for a couple of days if it suits you, and then join Muslims for Iftar. Ask them all the questions you want. It will give you a better idea of Islam than the purported anonymous ex-Muslim websites or those who seeking paid speaking engagements. Somehow I don't see you doing this because it's inconvenient, makes you uncomfortable and will shatter your preconceived illusions about a religion you only learned from websites that mirror your own views. If you want to do your part, do it the right way.

Oh, BTW, people actively correcting hatred in their own religion? I don't think the current crop of Republican presidential candidates and the Tea Partiers have caught on to that concept yet. Why don't you start with them?