Detain those women

What was that about women and indecency and men are always right? That’s how it works in Saudi Arabia for sure. Saudi Arabia detained and deported a lot of Nigerian women who went there for the hajj but did it without a male relative along to make sure they didn’t fuck every man they saw. Sluts.

Since Sunday, hundreds of Nigerian women – mainly aged between 25 and 35, according to Nigerian diplomats – have been stopped at the airports in Jeddah and Medina.

Bilkisu Nasidi, who travelled from the northern Nigerian city of Katsina, told the BBC that hundreds of women had been sleeping on the floor, did not have their belongings and were sharing four toilets at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah.

She said she was part of a group of 512 women being deported to five states in Nigeria on Thursday.

With many of them now facing deportation, she said the atmosphere at the airport was not good, and the women felt “victimised”.

What, just because they took the trouble and spent the money to go to SA for the hajj which is an “obligation” according to Islam and the Saudi “guardians of Islam” (as they consider themselves) wouldn’t let them do the hajj? Pffffffff. Whiners. They’re indecent, don’t they get it? They have that filthy hole between their legs.

“We’re not happy about the situation – other than the Hajj we would not be interested in coming back to Saudi Arabia but unfortunately it is the holy land to us Muslims and we will have to look beyond the treatment and come back.”

Well that’s just exactly stinking it, isn’t it. Saudi Arabia is a vicious misogynist shit hole, but it’s “holy” to Muslims, so they have to “look beyond the treatment” which is part and parcel of Islam itself, and go back. They think they “have to” go back to the holy land of the hateful misogynist religion. It’s sad. It’s horribly sad. The religion kicks them in the face, and they still think they “have to” obey its rules and fulfill its obligations.


  1. says

    It does, but that’s one of those creepy things – the whole idea of “religious obligation” will cause people to define “impossible” very narrowly. There’s policing. Even on that TLC show about Muslims in America, there was policing – “you’re being a bad Muslim” kind of thing. The whole idea is not to make excuses, so people are going to err on the side of its being possible even if it means no shoes for the kids or whatever.

    That kind of thing is one of the reasons it’s not just another monotheism, no worse than the others. In quite a few ways it’s a lot worse. That’s why this story is so ugly. The women are being dutiful, and the home of the religion treats them like shit in reward. Fuuuuuuuuck.

  2. Tâlib Alttaawiil (طالب التاويل) says

    is it too much to hope that this kind of awful treatment will make people wake up to the inhumanity & the falsehood of their religion?..

  3. sunny says

    I am quite surprised that women are allowed to walk on two feet in Saudi Arabia. I think only men should be allowed this privilege. Perhaps I shall write to his Highness himself with the suggestion.

    You are right about social pressure. It is almost a competition to outdo one another in religious “obligations.”

    These Nigerian women are also probably spending their life savings on the pilgrimage. One more way to keep the poor trapped in their poverty.

  4. mildlymagnificent says

    is it too much to hope that this kind of awful treatment will make people wake up to the inhumanity & the falsehood of their religion?..

    ‘Fraid so. I expect it’ll run something along the lines of “Those Wahhabis are giving the rest of us a bad name. Such a shame they control access to Mecca.” Or some such feeble excuse.

    Though it makes me think there might be some racism/ageism gilding this ugly lily. If I remember aright, the over 50 white woman receptionist at my doctor’s rooms did the hajj a couple of times alone – or at least in a group of similar widowed and divorced women from her mosque.

  5. Emily Isalwaysright says

    I wonder if there is some racism here too. I know some Turkish women who did the Hajj without men, as a group.

  6. johnthedrunkard says

    Also; if the ‘male supervisor’ requirement is so essential to Islam, why didn’t anyone bring it up before these women arrived in Saudi?

    The connection between Islam (especially wahhabi) and Arab racism is grossly underreported. Irshad Manji has written of this, and V.S. Naipaul’s ‘Among the Believers’ includes comments on the bizarre ‘arabification’ undertaken by Muslims in countries remote from arabia.

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