Monday, May 1, 2017
Merkel arrives 'Again' without headscarf in Saudi Arabia for talks with King Salman
Merkel arrives without headscarf in Saudi Arabia for talks with King Salman. (independent).
It’s undoubtedly true that Saudi Arabia greatly impinges on basic rights for women. Saudi women are expected to wear long sleeved, full-length abayas and cover their hair with a headscarf. The country’s male guardianship laws keep them from moving about freely without a male relative, and women are further barred from driving
Foreign women, however, are not legally required to wear the abaya or headscarf
Still, the U.S. State Department advises American women against going with them. “Women who choose not to conform to this dress code face a risk of confrontation by Mutawwa [Saudi Arabia’s religious police] and possible detention/arrest,” it cautions.
Hmm......I'm always amazed to what length politicians will go to win extra voters. Compared to them Lawyers are angels.