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Misogy-text: Saudi Men Get SMS When Women Leave the Country

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

A new electronic tracking system sends SMS messages to the male guardians of Saudi Arabian women who attempt to cross the border, according to a report in Al-Arabiya.

Men will receive the text messages even if their custodians are travelling with them. Women are not allowed to leave Saudi Arabia without the written consent of their male guardians.

According to the report, the program was instituted after the recent escape of a Saudi woman to Sweden, following her surreptitious conversion to Christianity.  The woman, who was interviewed in Saudi Arabia’s Al-Yaum newspaper, denied ever having left Islam, and said she intends to return to Saudi Arabia, saying she only left to escape some family problems.

Saudi Arabia applies the strictest interpretation of Shariah Islamic law, and does not permit women to drive cars.

Last year, King Abdullah granted women the right to vote for the first time.

Hamas Celebrates Muslim Brotherhood’s Victory in Egypt, Fires Rockets into Israel

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Hamas, jubilant over the putative victory of the Muslim Brotherhood candidate in Egypt’s presidential election, has fired ten rockets into Israel since Monday night.

The rockets struck southern Israel’s Eshkol region, landing in open areas and causing no casualties.

Hamas claimed responsibility for the rocket fire, saying they were targeting an IDF base in Zikim in response to “Israel’s crimes.” It was the first rocket barrage by Hamas in some months, and the claim of responsibility and timing suggests that the escalation is linked to events taking place in Egypt.

Earlier on Tuesday morning the Israeli Air Force struck a Palestinian terror cell planting an explosive device on the Gaza border. The IDF and Palestinian witnesses said that two Palestinians were killed. The IDF Spokesperson reported that the terrorists were members of Islamic Jihad.

Meanwhile, Hamas – which is inspired by and affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood – lauded Mohammed Morsi’s presidential victory on Monday night as a new era for the Palestinian cause. According to Al Arabiya, Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said: “We pin great hopes upon the Egyptian leadership, revolution, army, people and presidency to bolster the resistance of the Palestinian people, which has looked to Egypt throughout history.”

Hamas spokesperson Sami Abu Zohri also praised the Brotherhood, saying that Morsi’s win will help end the blockade Gaza and bring crucial support to bear on the issue of the Jerusalem.

At a presidential campaign rally last month Egyptian Cleric Safwat Higazi, introduced Morsi’s presidential campaign in this way: “Our capital shall not be Cairo, Mecca or Medina. It shall be Jerusalem with God’s will. Our chants shall be: ‘millions of martyrs will march towards Jerusalem.’”

The escalation on the Gaza border began early Monday morning, when Palestinian terrorists launched an ambush along Israel’s border with Egypt, killing an Israeli civilian construction worker. Israeli troops pursued the terrorists and killed two of them. Altogether, six Palestinian terrorists have been killed in the last 24 hours, while six rockets were fired over the same period.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/hamas-celebrates-muslim-brotherhoods-victory-in-egypt-fires-rockets-into-israel/2012/06/19/

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