By John W. Lillpop
Over the six plus years of tyranny under the administration of Barack Obama, rarely has the administration engaged in behavior that we Americans could point to with pride as examples of the spirit of American Democracy and independence.
To the contrary, Barack and his elitist co-conspirators have taken like ducks to water when it comes to consumption of extravagant luxury and privilege, with little or no empathy for the “under” classes and the daily struggles faced by millions of non-privileged citizens.
However, in a rare show of laudable contrariness, Michelle Obama took a principled stand against intractable misogamy in the Muslim nation of Saudi Arabia.
RIYAH — For first lady Michelle Obama, just a few hours in Saudi Arabia were enough to illustrate the stark limitations under which Saudi women live.
Joining President Barack Obama for a condolence visit after the death of the King Abdullah, Mrs. Obama stepped off of Air Force One wearing long pants and a long, brightly colored jacket — but no headscarf.
Under the kingdom’s strict dress code for women, Saudi females are required to wear a headscarf and loose, black robes in public. Most women in Saudi Arabia cover their hair and face with a veil known as the niqab. But covering one’s head is not required for foreigners, and some Western women choose to forego the headscarf while in Saudi Arabia.
As a delegation of dozens of Saudi officials — all men — greeted the Obamas in Riyadh, some shook hands with Mrs. Obama. Others avoided a handshake but acknowledged the first lady with a nod as they passed by.
Saudi Arabia imposes many restrictions on women on the strict interpretation of Islamic Shariah (shah-REE’-yuh) law known as Wahhabism. Genders are strictly segregated. Women are banned from driving, although there have been campaigns in recent years to lift that ban. Guardianship laws also require women to get permission from a male relative to travel, get married, enroll in higher education or undergo certain surgical procedures.”
Hats off to Mrs. O. for refusing to bow to Islamic bigotry as regards women and their bare faces.
Now if she can just convince her moronic, bone-headed spouse to be