The diary of a Saudi man, currently living in the United Kingdom, where the Religious Police no longer trouble him for the moment.
In Memory of the lives of 15 Makkah Schoolgirls, lost when their school burnt down on Monday, 11th March, 2002. The Religious Police would not allow them to leave the building, nor allow the Firemen to enter.
When I was being educated in the UK, the papers used to have a competition called "Spot the Ball". It was an action picture from a soccer match, but the ball had been airbrushed out. You had to look at where the players were looking, and guess where the ball should be. You marked a "X" in the hope of a cash prize.
This photograph reminded me of that.
It's from FORUM RECOMMENDS NATIONAL CHARTER ON WOMEN’S RIGHTS
, referring to the Third National Forum, that one that discussed Women's rights. As it says:
THE National Dialogue participants Tuesday presented HRH Crown Prince Abdullah 19 recommendations that included establishing a national body to deal with women and family affairs and drafting of a national charter on women's rights and duties.
Presumably that's the "Team Photo" of the self-same participants. Yet, somehow, I feel that something is missing. I can't quite put my finger on it, but somehow it's not complete.....
No cash prizes, unfortunately, I'm saving for my imminent vacation.