That was the note attached to a broken side-mirror that belongs to one of the women who drove in Riyadh. I can’t help but be amused at the “Plz” on the note. Is that a request or an order? If it was a request, why break the glass? Furthermore, why is it in English? I can see something else written on the back and personally, I’m DYING to know what it says. I’m also wondering who took the notepaper from Fraiser Suites Bahrain. Doesn’t sound like a super-conservative to me. Maybe a kid out for kicks? anyhow, I think they should be found and made to pay for the broken glass and charged with vandalism. Do we even have a vandalism charge in Saudi?? hmm…
So now we have a broken mirror. A bit of a joke as far as threats are concerned but still, it could be cause to worry. Is this the beginning? Will little incidents like these increase then escalate? I think that any sign of violence against female drivers should be nipped in the bud quickly and decisively.
But the “Plz” still cracks me up!
This is the link to the msnbc photobucket page that posted the images and a short article.
Note on the msnbc article: The car in the picture does not belong to Eman al-Nafjan’s family, but to her friend Azza Al Shamasani who appears in the first photo.