Tuesday, April 28, 2009
The SAUDIS are condemning racism. King Abdullah is backing the Swiss conference. But it takes one of their own to remind them that hammering women is a form of racism itself.
Popular writer and columnist Hatoon Al-Fassi said the Cabinet’s endorsement of the anti-racism conference was a huge step forward. “Let us be frank — racism does exist in our society as well and there is a need to weed it out,” she told Arab News. “The fact that the Cabinet discussed the issue of racism is quite significant. This is a sign that we are taking the issue seriously.”