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Saturday, February 17, 2007

Forced Divorce In Saudi Arabia

As if it's not enough that Saudi Arabia has the worst record on women's rights in the world where women have no voting rights, almost no employment rights and are barred from even driving.

The latest craze in the beautiful country of Saudi Arabia is forced divorce. That's when a married woman's family decide that they don't like their son in law, so they go to a hardline Islamic court to dissolve the marriage so that later they can force the poor woman to marry the "right" man.

The kingdom has been ruled since the 1920s by the House of Saud whose clerical allies, the Wahhabists, have imposed an austere state faith on what had been a religiously diverse mixture of Muslims with Sunni, Shia and Sufi communities.

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  • Say 'No' To Forced Divorce - 'Yes' to Reforms

    Petition to THE CUSTODIAN OF THE TWO HOLY MOSQUES, KING ABDULLAH BIN ABDUL AZIZ

    QUICK FACTS AND INFORMATION REFERENCES

    SOURCE: http://muslimahwritersalliance.com/mwa-community/quick_stats.html

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    Press Release - Feb. 5, 2007

    Muslimah Writers Alliance Joins in Petitioning Saudi Arabia for Reversal of Forced Divorce

    http://muslimahwritersalliance.com/mwa-community/support_elimination_of_gender_bias_ksa.htm


    Press Release - Feb. 14, 2007

    Muslimah Writers Alliance Petitions King Abdullah to Stop Forced Divorces

    http://prweb.com/releases/2007/2/prweb505146.htm

    Petition

    http://www.petitiononline.com/no24orce/petition.html

    Where to Sign Petition

    http://www.petitiononline.com/no24orce/petition-sign.html

    Scroll down to bottom of page for re-distribution options:

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    Chronological Log of Media Coverage

    http://muslimahwritersalliance.com/mwa-community/al-timani_case_chronology.htm

    Result of September 2006 MWA Grand Mosque Equal Access for Women Petition

    http://www.muslimahwritersalliance.com/MWA-GMEA4W/Press-Release2.html

    By Blogger ~Aishah, At 4:49 AM, February 18, 2007  

  • This is a very sad story indeed, from so many angles...

    absurd thought -
    God of the Universe wants
    forced marriages...
    .

    By Anonymous USpace, At 5:44 AM, February 18, 2007  

  • Don't worry. If this makes you feel bad, Aisha, just drink some camel urine :

    http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/fundamentals/hadithsunnah/bukhari/004.sbt.html#001.004.234

    Your "prophet" thought it would help them.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 10:17 AM, February 18, 2007  

  • Link should be


    Sahih Buhkari 1:4:234

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 10:19 AM, February 18, 2007  

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