1. BillBC says:

    What is there to say? I kept thinking, as I looked at the shiny floor, which looks like marble, and the lights and all the glitter, that it all exists because Westerners consume their oil. If we could somehow wean ourselves from it, their society would collapse, and they’d be back to living in tents…..

    • Grandpa says:

      Have you been listening to oil company propaganda? Wean off their oil? We export more oil than we use. We don’t need their oil. We need truth about oil. People need to stop listening to Fox News.

      She is a very brave lady putting herself between religion and law. On this day, WE should all feel lucky the Republican Religious Taliban haven’t won so much control that we have the same problem as this lady.

    • kerpow says:

      I’m curious, why would want to have another society living in tents just because they have malls?

  2. Saad says:

    Dear John
    I think you are one of the ignorant Americans how thinks that the world revolve around them and thinks that without them other people will die…

    Dude I used to respect you until I saw this video then I don’t think that you are respected anymore therefore, please go read more about us and the Islamic history that you obviously have no idea about. Please contact me if you need any more information about Saudi Arabia

    • So what says:

      Don’t worry, the beheading will be after prayers this Friday, then everything will be OK.

    • orchidcup says:

      I don’t need any more information about Saudi Arabia.

      It is a Monarchy and a Theocracy.

      Enough Said.

    • jbenson2 says:

      Saad said: “Please contact me if you need any more information about Saudi Arabia”.

      OK. I’ll take you up on your offer.

      Are women prohibited from wearing nail polish in a public shopping mall?

      Yes or No?

    • Pieman211 says:

      Stone age idiots. That goes for you too Saad.

    • denacron says:

      “Dude I used to respect you until I saw this video then I don’t think that you are respected anymore therefore, please go read…”

      Dear Saad
      The area that says “By McCullough” is maybe a clue that “John” didn’t post this. Ah well.

    • Anonymous says:

      JESUS CHRIST, “Dude”! (Yes, that’s a slam against your piss-ant Allah including the Pope’s #1 pin head.) Get a CLUE!!! I’m sure by now you camel jockey’s can afford to BUY one.

      Here’s a hint: How would you feel if Women ran things? What would you do if they said you couldn’t use a computer or even look at a television screen unless they collectively said it was OK?

      If she pulled out an AK-47 and went postal I’d say it was only a justified start!

    • blatherer says:

      I don’t need to spend any more time in Saudi Arabia, I’ve been there and seen it and how people are for myself.

      It is without a doubt the most evil country in the middle east BAR NONE.

      I still have a shirt with a decapitation victims blood on it… They still have public executions, and will push foreigners to the front of the crowd to impress them. I was suckered into going by a so called friend.

  3. Skeptic says:

    Apparently, only Saad can see John’s commentary on this video.

    I didn’t know Arabs could do that!

    I learn something every day on Dvorak U.

  4. Arab guy says:

    @Skeptic don’t make it an Arab thing. Saad is just an example of a misguided muslim.
    Generally speaking however, Islam doesn’t leave much room for accepting criticism.
    Saudi Arabia is a classic example of a country with a 21st century economy, and a 19th century society.

    • Skeptic says:

      Arab guy, it was just a joke. I should have added a smiley face.

      I’m a Canadian, half Irish and half French (a tiny titch of German). If you can do something with that, I’ll be pleased.

    • Pieman211 says:

      Did you say 19th century???? BWAHAHHAHAHAAA!

    • Angel H. Wong says:

      In other words: Islam is more open-minded than Steve Jobs *badum-tiss*

    • blatherer says:

      I suspect you meant to say 16th century as that is a closer fit.

  5. jbenson2 says:

    The world needs more women like her.

    Don’t expect any comments from the National Organization for Women however. They complain about the War on Women, but won’t touch issues like this one with a 10 foot pole.

    • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and Jr Culture Critic says:

      JB==why you hating on NOW? …. and what the freaking difference does it make if they/NOW does or doesn’t comment on some video from a mall?

      If NOW has made a general statement that they advocate and support women’s right everywhere is that not good enough? You want every sparrow that falls to be commented on?

      Is that what you want JB?

      • jbenson2 says:

        Actions speak louder than your words, Bobbo.

        NOW gives token lip service and a cold shoulder to anything pertaining to the Islamic treatment of women. After all, that is not politically correct, in their view.

    • Dallas says:

      This is a job for the Hollywood elite. They always come through to bring attention to issues outside our borders .

  6. bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and Jr Culture Critic says:

    Pulling oil/coal out out of the ground is a 20th Century economy. Middle East is doing NOTHING to prepare for the 21st Century >>> electronics/bio/nana/green/SCIENCE.

    Enjoy the ride, and, mind the gap.

  7. bobbo, the international world tourist says:

    Calling the House of Saad: how does the mere posting of a video without comment or analysis reveal ignorance or being well informed or anything else?

    WHAT ignorance is being revealed?

    I thought the video showed the very kind Allah Oriented Moral Police gentling indicating the way of righteousness for the poor woman. Her denial of all things good and holy only reveals why she is in a shopping mall to begin with rather than at home cooking something. The Religious Police show the greatest of humility in advising the woman of her options.

    Whats more perfect than good moral people instructing those who have fallen off the path?

    Mr Saad: just how much longer do you think “oil” will provide an income to the Middle East? Will the monarchy fall with oil or continue on in some manner?

    Yes, lots of questions regarding the history and future of Saudi Arabia.

  8. Baddabing says:

    Soo did the gentlemen ride off on their camels” or did the woman continue about her business in the mall? what was the outcome?

    • Dallas says:

      I’m sure she’s fine. The camel conservatives just went back to the suburbs and tell tales of there visit to a big city mall.

  9. Dallas says:

    Goes to show Conservative loons are all over the world and will continue to impeed human rights. Every generation, every culture breeds a new set.

    While they eventually will yield to the Progressive forces of Progress (note the similarity of terms), sadly many people will suffer a life of misery as this poor woman.

    • Kiwini says:


      Indeed!. And it’s apparent that you’re another fine product of what the Liberals have reduced our schools to: public daycare, with a guaranteed diploma and an empty head at the end of the publicly gilt-lined trail.

      • Dallas says:

        I assume you disagree that this topic is a clear example of how conservative beliefs are so strong that this poor woman has to endure a life of hate and criticism for no apparent reason.

        My point is this gets played out in every generation and will continue to do so.

        I see your attempt of deflecting this obvious point with an irrelevant opinion of what I think is something about the school system. I’m amazed.

        • Jason says:

          I think the issue is that you are confusing conservative with authoritarian.

          • Dallas says:

            Oh, are conservatives now calling social conservatives ‘authoritarian’ in certain cases?

            Just trying to keep up with various masks they wear.

  10. msbpodcast says:

    Nothing like exposure and being recorded on camera that broadcasts to the internet to put a face to the faceless.

    Sunshine is the best disinfectant.

  11. I’d venture to say she won’t be celebrating Rama Dama Ding Dong or whatever that holiday is.

    • GregAllen says:

      “Rama Dama Ding Dong”

      Seriously? You don’t know Ramadan?

      Holy smokes, Americans are cluess about things outide their bubble.

      (And, BTW, it’s a safe bet that she WILL be observing Ramadan.)

  12. Little Egypt says:

    You go girlfriend!

  13. orchidcup says:

    This woman is the perfect example of what is wrong with Saudi Arabia.

    Women showing their face.

    Women showing their ankles.

    Women having an opinion.

    The United States went to Hell in a handbasket as soon as women were given the right to vote, and wear pants, and preach in church.

    Liberalism has infected society with dangerous thoughts that refute the words of Almighty God and the Bible.

    We are doomed. The end is near.

    The wrath of God will prevail. The sinners will perish.

    The righteous will rule with God in Heaven.

  14. Watson says:

    Wer Butter auf dem Kopf hat, soll nicht in die Sonne gehen.

  15. GregAllen says:

    Arab women are some of the mose fearsome I’ve ever met.

  16. General Tostada says:

    Aw c’mon. These folks certainly were desert nomads 80 years ago, and now they’re trying to hang on to old familiar traditions and customs in the face of relentless and often bewildering modernization. Tell me, what would YOU do, if you had to try to deal with that?

    But ya know, we’re all the same intelligent people on average (and there are some ignorant ones in the “technically and morally superior” West also, apparently…who knew?)

    I think we’re just all gonna eventually have to get down and try to reason together in the end…somehow…

    “If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.”
    – Nelson Mandela


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