Manal Al-Sharif and the Counter-jerks

For every ardent campaigner there is a counter-jerk, and in the case of Manal Al-Sharif and her bid to place Saudi women on par with men in terms of driving, the opposition is emerging.

And dragging its knuckles along the floor as they arrive, all 5,537 of them:

Around 5,537 participants on the social network site Facebook vowed to physically beat men and women who support Saudi women driving their four wheels.

The anonymous founder of the Facebook page urged his male counterparts to use “all they can to stop women from driving,” including the “Igal.” [source]

The page stands in opposition to “I will drive my car,” which currently holds almost 12,000 fans.

Manal has been rearrested and stands accused of ‘violating public order.’

Meanwhile, the Kingdom remains wilfully oblivious to its position as a violator of ‘humane order’ – until June 17, that is… 😉

7 comments on “Manal Al-Sharif and the Counter-jerks

  1. Sharif.h
    May 25, 2011

    It’s just sad!
    Ignorance is a sad thing !

    • Layla
      May 25, 2011

      I know: I also can’t believe they amassed more than 2 followers… I’m against censorship, but if Facebook had to close one page, let this be it 😦

  2. Haitham Al-Sheeshany
    May 25, 2011

    the whole thing is just stupid! 😦
    it`s a rational thing, why the opposition!

    • Layla
      May 25, 2011

      Stupid, and shameful: where is the virtue in banning women? What are they afraid of? There is no justification 😦

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  4. Musbah Moqbel
    May 30, 2011

    everyone must follow the orders respectively. argument will drive results, violation will drive issues

  5. ecks why
    July 4, 2011

    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

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