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UPI> "In Teheran, Iran, morals police began a crackdown UPI> against infractions of the Islamic dress code by UPI> arresting over 800 women for wearing sunglasses." S> When it comes to discriminating against women, Islam is number S> one. Hope nobody passes a fatwa (holy order) to execute me for S> saying this. The religion that most people follow in my home S> country (India) is not all that great either. But at least S> Hinduism seems to be more progressive than Islam. I guess the S> same could be said of Christianity. I guess, Saudi Arabia is as S> bad if not worse. Women cannot drive cars or wear even nail S> polish over there. I have one question to ask regarding this. S> The U.S. government and human rights groups routinely complain S> about human rights violations on ethnic minorities in different S> parts of the world. That is good. Have they ever made a protest S> to the Saudi government about discrimination against women? If S> not, why? Is it becuase of non-inteference in "cultural" values S> over there. Or is it because the victims are only women. Or S> maybe because Saudi Arabia has a lot of Oil. Can somebody in S> this group provide some answers? S> S> swami@tulip.es.utoledo.edu S> S> Ignorance and prejudice and fear walk hand in hand. S> - Neil Peart (RUSH)

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