From THE TELEGRAPH:
Saudi authorities have arrested a female activist who launched a campaign to challenge a ban on women driving in the conservative kingdom. Manal al-Sharif, who learnt to drive in the US, was arrested one day after she posted footage on the video-sharing website YouTube showing her driving in the Eastern Province city of Al-Khobar. She was released after a few hours, but later she was taken back into custody.
"She was detained for hours at a police station until her brother came to secure her release," said an activist, who added that the notorious religious police were called by traffic police to help in arresting Ms Sharif.
The Twitter page for Women2Drive, managed by women calling for a driving protest in June, said police arrested Ms Sharif at her home, and that she had been taken to a correctional prison, usually used for women, after a brief detention at Al-Khobar police station. It was not clear if she was charged with any offence.
COMMENT: This is further proof that statements such as those claiming that the wearing of the burka liberates muslim women are lies invented by muslim men. These misogynist regulations turn women into nothing more than the property of men. In other words they are slaves. And just as civilisation campaigned, and still campaigns, for the abolition of slavery so it should also campaign against the theologically incorrect enslavement of women in Islamic culture.
Ban the burka?
Too damn right, we should.