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Kuwait: Women Leading? Not Permitted!

In today’s (17 January 2007) Kuwait Times is an article entitled MPs still divided over no-confidence motion. You’d think this issue would be put to rest by Minister of Education Nouriya al-Sabeeh’s stellar presentation, meeting her “grillers” with calm dignity and restraint, and with facts and figures. After the grilling, her accusers admitted to newspapers that they didn’t have the votes for a no-confidence resolution, and many spoke of her in admiring tones.

In today’s paper, this issue once again rears its ugly head, and buried deep in the article (read it for yourself by clicking on the blue type above) is this paragraph:

“The Secretary General of the Thawabit Gathering Mohammad Hayef Al-Metairi asked Islamist MPs to support voting for a no-confidence motion because women MPs are not permitted to hold leading positions according to Islamic principals.

Women not leading is an Islamic principle?

January 17, 2008 - Posted by | Kuwait, Leadership, Lies, Living Conditions, News, Political Issues, Relationships, Social Issues, Spiritual, Women's Issues


  1. That is just pure crap! (excuse my french)

    It is no where in the Qura’an or Sunnah it is even implied that women cant lead. It’s this new so-called Islamist ideologies.

    Comment by kinano | January 17, 2008 | Reply

  2. I’m silent! 😀

    Comment by Joel | January 17, 2008 | Reply

  3. I’m sure you meant MERDE, Kinan! 😉 MERDE!

    Joel – silent? Does that mean speechless? In awe? In appreciation? In horror? Aghast?

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 17, 2008 | Reply

  4. i hate politics.
    issues like this are precisely why i dont believe in democracy. Machiavelli was right when he said democracy is mediocrity.

    Comment by Mrm | January 17, 2008 | Reply

  5. In some cultures leading from the behind is the norm and is even celebrated. 🙂

    Am not so sure if Kuwait subscribes to this camp.

    Comment by da Angel wears Escada | January 17, 2008 | Reply

  6. Mrm – and who was it that said it is the worst form of government except for all the others?

    Angel – I wonder if Kuwait women subscribe to this camp?

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 18, 2008 | Reply

  7. touché

    Comment by Mrm | January 18, 2008 | Reply

  8. Aha!
    Sir Winston Churchill:
    It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 18, 2008 | Reply

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