Monday, February 26, 2007

Commission asks - When did you last beat your Saudi wife?

Commission proposed to protect women and children in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is studying the establishment of a nationwide system under which a supreme commission would be established to protect women and children from violence.

The proposal, prepared by the King Khaled Charitable Society, has been forwarded by the Ministry of Social Affairs to the Council of Ministers, according to Dr. Maha Al-Muneef, president of the National Family Safety Program in the National Guard Hospital.

“This system, if it is established, would have wide legislative powers to make laws and regulations to eradicate and combat violence against women and children,” she told Arab News.

Al-Muneef admitted that violence against women and children “was on the rise in the Kingdom.” I found these comments from the Arab Child Health conference revealing.

Dr. Samia Halileh from the Institute of Community and Public Health, Bir Zeit University in Ramallah, Palestine, presented a paper, “Violence and Negligence of Children in Occupied Palestinian Areas.”

She said physical abuse heads the list of problems among Palestinian children; it is followed by psychological, general and sexual abuse in that order.

Dr. Pamela Beih from Morocco said child abuse was rampant in the Arab world and blamed social taboos and local traditions.

It's so funny to watch these folks do everything but stand on their heads to avoid to calling it for what it is...


Confused? Learn the Proper Islamic way to beat your wife.
(From Memri via the youtube.)