What a surprise! This story isn’t on CNN, MSNBC, ABC or USAToday. I didn’t bother searching CBS or NBC.
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A campaign on Facebook is calling for Saudi men to beat women who plan to drive cars in a protest next month, AFP reports.
“The Iqal Campaign: June 17 for preventing women from driving” advocates a cord be used to beat women who plan to drive. Women are not allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia.
Some 6,000 people have “liked” the campaign on Facebook. It was created in response to female activist Manal al-Sharif, who created a page calling for Saudi women to defy the driving ban on June 17.
Her page was taken down following her arrest for driving May 22 in the Saudi city of Khobar. A petition has been launched to release al-Sharif from jail, garnering more than 300 signatures, according to AFP.
Saudi Arabia is the last country in the world to ban women from driving.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/05/25/saudi-facebook-campaign-calls-men-beat-women-drivers/#ixzz1NOvY7qUm