“Radical Islamic extremism itself may well sputter out and die over the long run, one birth date and funeral at a time”

WORLD AFFAIRS JOURNAL
Saudi Arabia Lightens Up On Women-A Little
by Michael J. Totten
June 6, 2018

Saudi Arabia is about to become slightly less like a Taliban state. Hardline Sunni Wahhabis have long enforced strict gender segregation and the veiling of women, but that’s about to change, at least around the edges a bit. The government has announced that on June 24, women will finally be allowed to drive cars, and this week, authorities allowed ten women to swap their foreign driver’s licenses for Saudi licenses in advance of the new law…The Middle East is by far the most culturally conservative region on earth, but every part of the world has been becoming steadily becoming more liberal for more than a half century at least. READ MORE

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