Book on Saudie Women Describes Wahhabism

Author: Qanta A. Ahmed


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Leah Macvie From the moment I began reading this book, it really captured me. It's amazingly vivid. I love the part in the beginning where the author is comparing the traditional ways of life such as camels to the modern, Western ways of life such as rows of KFCs, Taco Bells, and McDonalds. It is strange that in a country full of these modernizations, that women are treated the same as fast food, replaceable and worthless. I understand it is tradition, but I think women would be able to contribute to the country's economy much more without the restrictions, through businesses, investments, consumerism, you name it... The country is almost crippling itself by having these laws in place.

In the video, the author speaks about those that bastardize Islam. I think this can be compared to Christian extremists. Both religions have incredibly beautiful, sacred, and humbling aspects. However, the extremists in both religions really scare me, and I feel that they really miss the point about the teachings. Why would we be put here together by any creator to kill each other or suppress one another? Why would there be different beliefs if we were all supposed to believe the same thing? It just doesn't make sense to me. I guess it does to other people. I believe we were all put here to coexist and learn from each other.

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