Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Are the Shi`ites of Qatif wishing to replicate the gender segregation and repression of House of Saud?

I was disgusted to see that women were banned from the funeral processions in Qatif in the wake of the bombing in Qadih.  I received this official religious statement which was used to ban women from participating (although some women violated the ban and participated). Do the Shi`ites of Qatif wish to replicate the gender rules of House of Saud? Qatif was historically a more socially liberal place in the area.