The decision to grant Saudi women a license to drive was no ordinary decision. It actually confirms Saudi Arabia’s decisive journey towards civilization, modernization and development. This has been Saudi Arabia’s orientation for many years, as it opened its markets and economy for foreign companies, sent its students to study abroad and strengthened its ties with world powers. However, the decision to allow women to drive sent a clear and frank message to those who oppose the kingdom and which stipulates that Saudi Arabia is heading towards the future and it will not regress, as they are planning and hoping.
Picturing Saudi Arabia as a backward country that is isolated from the rest of the world has been the aim of those who hate Saudi Arabia, both inside and outside the kingdom. These people included figures who work in prominent universities and famous television stations in the West.
But what does a extremist or a Brotherhood affiliate who practice strict religious behavior in Riyadh or Dammam have in common with a host or researcher in New York or Washington and how do they benefit from each other?
A black cloud
Picturing Saudi Arabia as a backward country that is isolated from the rest of the world has been the aim of those who hate Saudi Arabia, both inside and outside the kingdom.Mamdouh AlMuhaini