Monday, May 23, 2011
"THE RAIN STARTS WITH A SINGLE DROP."
Manal Al-Sharif is a 32-year-old Saudi mother of a five-year-old son. She was reportedly arrested for a second time, this time allegedly in the middle of the night by a brigade of 9 police officers. According to Sabq Newspaper, Manal will remain in custody for five days for driving, for letting herself be filmed while driving, for posting the video online, and for inciting other Saudi women to break the law by driving. Some sources also say that her brother was arrested as well.
One would think that the international outrage would be enough to embarrass the Saudi government into granting women their god given right to drive, however unfortunately the Saudi government has never been too concerned about its image to the rest of the world when it comes to women's rights. Strong independent women in Saudi Arabia are viewed as a threat to the male dominance and, hence, must be eliminated. Shame on Saudi Arabia for violating and denying its women's rights and dignity.
Here is another article issued by the Associated Press regarding Manal's re-arrest.
"WE ARE SUPPORTING MANAL ALSHARIF" Facebook page.