Monday, December 17, 2007

Swearboarding for Saudi Machos

Yesterday, by scroogling Lord Ahmed and Fethullah Gülen in order to find articles in which both gentlemen would be mentioned I did again stumble over something completely different: this one month old article.

And again I felt the almost untamable wish to at least let the judges and everybody (!) responsible for enabling such "legal practice" know the myriads of curses, maledictions and swear-words my closest friend and I have been collecting, so far.

Yes, deeply I did regret that once I promised myself to keep contenance when blogging.

End of the beforegoing.

Today, what a surprise, one could read this.

Relief for the woman, yes.
But did the news calm my furor? Not at all.

And so, in a few minutes, after having fallen into the feathers and having put the head on my pillow I shall hopefully get presented the same dream I enjoyed the night before.

The King of Saudi Arabia, his complete entourage including judges and clergy being sent from the desert into the devils' kitchen where they are getting preferential treatment: Heaviest swearboarding which would not end before these ... hm ... these gentlemen would promise with immediate effect to veil their faces up til infinity and walk four steps behind their wives when lugging the shopping bags.

The Peace of the Night.


  1. Isn't that interesting? Don't get me started on the treatment of women in the Islamic culture, especially Saudi Arabia. Still for that one wronged young woman, justice has been served although in a roundabout way.

    I have posted one last video, a much more successful collaboration between Pavarotti and Zucchero. I think you will like it.

  2. I wonder how long veils etc would last if it were the men who had to wear them... Not long I would guess. It makes me sick to see our leaders brown-nosing the mediaeval misogynists that rule Saudi Arabia.

  3. It is amazing what international pressure and condemnation does!

    The King is a wimp!

  4. jmb,
    whenever I think of how millions and millions are being treated, on all continents - and not "only" girls and women -, I do almost not find the words to describe my feelings, my disgust.
    And it is not easy in the next moment to think of music.
    Still, thanks a lot, Mylady. :)

    probably you are right and it would not last for millennia. As for your last sentence: d'accord!

    it has been but one of those few exceptions.
    Well, well, and as for you final diagnosis: Who am I to blame a lady for calling a king what he is. :)

  5. and my closest friend...

    My closest friend and I, Sean.

  6. Thank you very much, indeed, dear Jams. Merry Christmas to you, too.
    May you and the yours enjoy the togetherness.

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    1. Ha,what a surprise! Glad you enjoyed, Ien.
      A pity many (old) links have ended in the orcus. Even greater the pity that within almost ten years my dream has not come true. But who knows? May be, next year. :)