If you guessed a woman driving, you are ready to visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Loujain Hathloul has continued to defy the Saudi ban on female drivers. She was stopped at the border with the United Arab Emirates when she tried to drive back into the country. Our erstwhile ally is the only country to prevent women from driving in the name of Islam — making such medieval neighbors in the region like Iran look positively advanced in comparison.
Hathloul tweeted that she had been held for 24 hours. Her last tweet from the border said “I have been at the Saudi border for 24 hours. They don’t want to give me my passport nor will they let me pass.” After that tweet, the messages stopped.
The interior ministry has refused any comment but her supporters say that she has been arrested as well as UAE-based Saudi journalist Maysaa Alamoudi.
The Saudis were therefore able to strike a blow against both equal rights and the free press. Not a bad day for the troglodytes in the Commission of the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice .
Source: Al Jazeera