Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Saudi cleric rules it is unlawful for woman to work as pilot (GN).

quote\ Prince Waleed, who employed Captain Hanadi Zakaria to work for his company fleet of private jets, has been putting full-page advertisements in the local papers congratulating her for becoming the first Saudi woman to earn a commercial pilot's licence.

Internet sites run by extremists and conservatives have been attacking plans to allow Saudi women to pilot aircraft, prompting a Saudi cleric to issue a fatwa making it unlawful for any woman to work as pilot. . . . Shaikh Yousuf Al Ahmad, associate professor of Sharia at Imam Mohammad Bin Saud University in Riyadh, said in a statement that the contract signed by the Kingdom Holding Co. is unlawful and that women should never be allowed to work as pilots or air hostesses. He also ruled as unlawful the advertisements by the company. /unquote

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2 Comments:

Blogger secretdubai said...

What a loathesome little twerp.

Have you seen Emirati Thinker's latest entry - interesting to see a UAE local man's view of Saudis!!

9:50 PM  
Blogger secretdubai said...

twerp=al Ahmad, not Waleed, who is fab.

9:51 PM  

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