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Saudi Arabia Wants Women Banned From Appearing On TV

by | 24th, March 2009

IN Saudi Arabia, clerics are urging a TV ban on women and music.

A group of Saudi clerics urged the kingdom’s new information minister on Sunday to ban women from appearing on TV or in newspapers and magazines, making clear that the country’s hardline religious establishment is skeptical of a new push toward moderation…

“No Saudi women should appear on TV, no matter what the reason,” the statement said. “No images of women should appear in Saudi newspapers and magazines.”

Now women on the telly. No women in the newspaper. No Fern Cotton. No Carole Malone.

In a statement, the 35 hardline clergymen also called on Abdel Aziz Khoja, who was appointed by King Abdullah on Feb. 14, to prohibit the playing of music and music shows on television.

No incidental music. No X Factor. No thumping base and M People as the FA Cup winners are announced.

No BBC news reader helping you understand a story by widening and narrowing her eyes.

Saudi Arabia has seen the future. And the future is as golden as the sands…

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