Well said Jean Sasson. God bless you my sister:)
When I first arrived in Saudi Arabia on September 7, 1978, Saudi women were struggling to obtain the right to drive, as well as other freedoms. Seeing the enormous changes happening in that desert kingdom, I felt certain that a new day was coming, and that soon Saudi women would soon be allowed to drive, as well as gain many other freedoms taken for granted by women all over the world. (Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that does not allow women behind the wheel of an automobile.) Although over the following 12 years when I lived in Riyadh, I lived to see many changes come to Saudi, those changes were not what I expected. Instead, the rules against women tightened. This happened in part due to political turmoil in Iran as well as an attack upon the Holy Mosque in Mecca. The Saudi rulers (led by King Khalid) were horrified to…
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This horrific story just wiped the smile right off my face. Until the entire world reacts against governments who have no respect for women, such attacks will go on and on and on. Her husband should have acid thrown on him to feel for himself how his wife suffered.
Former Pakistani dancing girl commits suicide 12 years after horrific acid attack which left her looking ‘not human’
- Fakhra Younus said ‘My face is a prison’ after attack which melted her nose
- She had undergone 39 separate surgeries to repair damage
- Leapt to her death from sixth floor Rome building earlier this month
- Her ex-husband was charged with attempted murder in 2002 but has since been acquitted
By Chris Parsons
A Pakistani former dancing girl left fighting for life by a ‘horrific’ acid attack has committed suicide a decade after being heavily facially disfigured.
Fakhra Younus, 33, leapt to her death…
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Can you imagine the terror of being beheaded? Probably not. I’ll describe it for you.
Here is the scene: You are in prison in Saudi Arabia. You are told by your guards that you will be punished within 24 hours. You are told you will be heheaded by a big man swinging a sword.
There is no one to help you. You are totally alone and thousands of miles away from your loved ones. You traveled to Saudi Arabia for a decent job and salary in order to help your family. You had heard of many horror stories of other domestic workers being beaten, or even raped. Yet you deperately needed a job and you were optimistic, hoping for a kind employer, someone who would not work you 7 days a week. You are a woman and women rarely kill. So, perhaps you are innocent of any crime. Then again, perhaps you…
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A Little Something by Arsh Azim
One of my favorite books so far, Princess is based on a true story of a Saudi Princess who is considered worthless for being a woman beside having all the wealth of the world. It is about the life of Princess Sultana Al Sa’ud who belongs to the royal house of Saudi Arabia. Being a woman is a shame for Saudi Royals and they keep it a secret when they’re born or bury them alive or if not, they are worthlessly caged. These women are considered slaves of their male masters, the youngest ones get married to the old men and are brutally murdered for smallest allegations.
This book is totally heart-wrenching and you’d want to finish it in one go. It took be 4 days to finish it since I had no time, work and all but still every time I opened the book to read it, I didn’t…
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Princess Nora is the founder of Saudi Arabia’s sister. She was a year older than him, born in 1875. The photo above is of King Abdulazziz on the right and Prince Saud Al Kabeer (P. Nora’s husband) on the left.
She had great influence on King AbdulAzziz and historians write that she really urged him to leave Kuwait and try to get control of Riyadh. Afterwards she became one of his main advisors and he was famously known to say on several occasions “I’m Nora’s brother”. King Abdulazziz also gave his sister a role in raising his sons; whenever anyone of them did anything wrong as a child he would send them to their aunt for discipline. Dame Violet Dickson on meeting Princess Nora stated that she was one of the most important personalities of the Arabian Gulf and commented on how charismatic she was. John Philby was also impressed…
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