Monday, February 14, 2011

Is the Arab Middle East Really Ready for a True Revolution?

The Phyllis Chesler Organization


Is the Arab Middle East Really Ready for a True Revolution?

by Phyllis Chesler


February 14, 2011

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Is the Arab Middle East really ready for a true revolution? A genuine uprising in the Muslim world which does not focus on the issue of women's rights is not much of an uprising and does not bode well for a true democracy, one defined by the rule of law, a constitutional system of checks and balances, a separation of mosque and state, freedom of religion, a free press, universal education, individual human rights and freedom.

Miraculously, amazingly, a Saudi woman or a number of Saudi women have just launched a new and fabulous Facebook page. They call it Saudi Women Revolution. It features a white smurf-like figure joyfully throwing off her chains and has links to the Saudi women's drive-in and to campaigns against child brides.

They are talking about arranging meetings in Jeddah and Riyadh.

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