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لقاء صاحبة السمو الملكي الأميرة بسمة بنت سعود بن عبد العزيز آل سعود على قناة (BBC)العربي



لندن (رويترز)حفيدة الملك عبد العزيز آل سعود: امنحوا المرأة حريتها"لندن (رويترز) "

الربيع العربي
Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:20am GMT

لندن (رويترز) 

قالت أميرة سعودية انه لا توجد دولة عربية محصنة ضد التغيير وان على الدول ان تعطي شعوبها الحريات قبل ان تجبر على ذلك
وقالت الاميرة بسمة بنت سعود بن عبد العزيز وهي ابنة شقيق الملك عبد الله للخدمة العربية بهيئة الاذاعة البريطانية (بي.بي.سي) ليل الاربعاء "ليس أحد محصنا تجاه الرياح الموسمية الجغرافية التي تجتاح امتنا العربية. ومن يقول اننا محصنون فهم مخطئون."
وقالت الاميرة بسمة أيضا ان عمل هيئة الامر بالمعروف والنهي عن المنكر تغير من هدفها الاصلي من منع الفساد الى ممارسة ضغوط على المجتمع خاصة المرأة مما أوجد مجتمعا يعيش في خوف.
وقالت "الجميع معرض والجميع يجب عليه الانتباه ويجب عليه ادراك انه يجب ان نفتح طاولة الحوار الوطني ولا ننتظر ان تصير التحديات كبيرة. فلنمنح الحريات قبل ان تصبح تحديات."
وتمخضت الحركات الديمقراطية عن تغيير النظام في تونس ومصر وانتفاضات جارية في ليبيا واليمن وسوريا فيما يعرف شعبيا باسم "الربيع العربي".
ويحكم السعودية نظام ملكي مطلق. ويقوم أفراد هيئة الامر بالمعروف والنهي عن المنكر بدوريات في الشوارع لتطبيق مبدأ الفصل بين الجنسين.
لكن الاميرة بسمة قالت ان الهدف من هذه الهيئة تغير وانتقدتها لاستهدافها المرأة.
وقالت "تأسست هذه الهيئة على عهد والدي رحمه الله الملك سعود بن عبد العزيز وكان سبب تأسيسها واهدافها هي نفسها التي أسسها الخليفة عمر بن الخطاب عليه السلام. فقد اسس لجنة الحسبة وكانت مهمتها ان تنهي عن المنكر وتأمر بالمعروف.
"المفهوم هنا تغير ما هو النهي عن المنكر وما هو الامر بالمعروف ... على وقت الخليفة كانوا ينزلون الى الاسواق ويراقبون التجار ويراقبون الاسعار ويراقبون الرشاوي والفساد الاداري ... وعندما اسسها الوالد رحمه الله فكانت هذه هي اهدافه وهي الرقابة على المجتمع المدني بحيث الرقابة التي تمكن المواطن ان يعيش عيشة كريمة محترمة من غير فساد وافساد ورشاوي."
واستطردت "تحولت هذه بقدرة قادر الى ضغط اجتماعي هدفه الاول المرأة السعودية.
"فانشغلوا في وجهها وقفازيها والاختلاط. وانشغلوا في امور ادت الى عواقب وخيمة نراها الان في مجتمعنا بحيث نحن اصبحنا مجتمعا نخاف."
وظهرت بعض نذر التمرد في السعودية. وشاركت بعض السعوديات في الاحتجاج على الحظر المفروض على قيادة النساء للسيارات في وقت سابق من الشهر الجاري من خلال بث صور على الانترنت وهن يقدن سيارات.
وبالاضافة الى منعهن من قيادة السيارات تحتاج اي سعودية لاذن من محرم سواء والدها او زوجها او شقيقها او ابنها حتى تسافر الى الخارج او تعمل او تخضع لبعض العمليات الطبية

Reuters


Saudi princess says no one immune from Arab spring

LONDON | Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:01am BST
(Reuters) - A Saudi Arabian princess said no Arab country is immune from change and that countries should grant freedoms before being forced to.
"No one is immune from the seasonal geographical winds of change that are sweeping our Arab homeland. Those who say we are immune are wrong," Princess Basma bint Saud, a niece of King Abdullah and a social activist and prominent supporter of women's issues in Saudi Arabia, told BBC Arabic late on Tuesday. Her comments were later translated into English.
Princess Basma also said the work of the country's moral police had changed from its original remit of preventing corruption to inflicting social pressure, particularly against women, creating a society that lived in fear.
"Everyone is prone and everyone should heed and must be aware that we must open national dialogue on the table and not wait for the challenges to grow. Let us grant freedom before it turns into challenge."
Democratic movements have resulted in regime change in Tunisia and Egypt, and uprisings in Libya, Yemen and Syria, popularly known as the Arab spring.
Saudi Arabia is ruled by an absolute monarchy which applies an austere version of Sunni Islam. Religious police patrol the streets to ensure public segregation between men and women.
The princess suggested the initial intention for the Authority for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice had become distorted and she has denounced it for hounding women.
"When my late father, may God bless his soul, founded it, it was for this goal; to monitor civil society in as much as to enable citizens to live an honourable existence, in dignity and without corruption or bribes," she said.
"This has changed somewhat to a social pressure with the Saudi woman as its primary target.
"They became distracted by her face, her gloves and mixing with other race.
"They were absorbed in issues that led to dire consequences we witness today in our society, to the extent that we have now become society which lives in fear."
There have been some signs of rebellion in Saudi Arabia. Some women appeared to have protested against a ban on driving earlier this month, posting accounts and pictures of themselves behind the wheel.
Besides a ban on driving, women in Saudi Arabia must have written approval from a male guardian -- a father, husband, brother or son -- to leave the country, work or even undergo certain medical operations.

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The princess suggested the initial intention for the Authority for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice had become distorted and she has denounced it for hounding women.
LONDON: A Saudi Arabian princess said no Arab country is immune from change and that countries should grant freedoms before being forced to. 
"No one is immune from the seasonal geographical winds of change that are sweeping our Arab homeland. Those who say we are immune are wrong," Princess Basma bint Saud, a niece of King Abdullah and a social activist and prominent supporter of women's issues in Saudi Arabia, told BBC Arabic late on Tuesday. Her comments were later translated into English. 
Princess Basma also said the work of the country's moral police had changed from its original remit of preventing corruption to inflicting social pressure, particularly against women, creating a society that lived in fear. 
"Everyone is prone and everyone should heed and must be aware that we must open national dialogue on the table and not wait for the challenges to grow. Let us grant freedom before it turns into challenge." 
Democratic movements have resulted in regime change in Tunisia and Egypt, and uprisings in Libya, Yemen and Syria, popularly known as the Arab spring. 
Saudi Arabia is ruled by an absolute monarchy which applies an austere version of Sunni Islam. Religious police patrol the streets to ensure public segregation between men and women. 
The princess suggested the initial intention for the Authority for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice had become distorted and she has denounced it for hounding women. 
"When my late father, may God bless his soul, founded it, it was for this goal; to monitor civil society in as much as to enable citizens to live an honourable existence, in dignity and without corruption or bribes," she said. 
"This has changed somewhat to a social pressure with the Saudi woman as its primary target. 
"They became distracted by her face, her gloves and mixing with other race. 
"They were absorbed in issues that led to dire consequences we witness today in our society, to the extent that we have now become society which lives in fear." 
There have been some signs of rebellion in Saudi Arabia. Some women appeared to have protested against a ban on driving earlier this month, posting accounts and pictures of themselves behind the wheel. 
Besides a ban on driving, women in Saudi Arabia must have written approval from a male guardian -- a father, husband, brother or son -- to leave the country, work or even undergo certain medical operations

Saudi princess says no one immune from Arab spring"Reuters"



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LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) - A Saudi Arabian princess said no Arab country is immune from change and that countries should grant freedoms before being forced to.
"No one is immune from the seasonal geographical winds of change that are sweeping our Arab homeland. Those who say we are immune are wrong," Princess Basma bint Saud, a niece of King Abdullah and a social activist and prominent supporter of women's issues in Saudi Arabia, told BBC Arabic late on Tuesday. Her comments were later translated into English.
Princess Basma also said the work of the country's moral police had changed from its original remit of preventing corruption to inflicting social pressure, particularly against women, creating a society that lived in fear.
"Everyone is prone and everyone should heed and must be aware that we must open national dialogue on the table and not wait for the challenges to grow. Let us grant freedom before it turns into challenge."
Democratic movements have resulted in regime change in Tunisia and Egypt, and uprisings in Libya, Yemen and Syria, popularly known as the Arab spring.
Saudi Arabia is ruled by an absolute monarchy which applies an austere version of Sunni Islam. Religious police patrol the streets to ensure public segregation between men and women.
The princess suggested the initial intention for the Authority for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice had become distorted and she has denounced it for hounding women.
"When my late father, may God bless his soul, founded it, it was for this goal; to monitor civil society in as much as to enable citizens to live an honourable existence, in dignity and without corruption or bribes," she said.
"This has changed somewhat to a social pressure with the Saudi woman as its primary target.
"They became distracted by her face, her gloves and mixing with other race.
"They were absorbed in issues that led to dire consequences we witness today in our society, to the extent that we have now become society which lives in fear."
There have been some signs of rebellion in Saudi Arabia. Some women appeared to have protested against a ban on driving earlier this month, posting accounts and pictures of themselves behind the wheel.
Besides a ban on driving, women in Saudi Arabia must have written approval from a male guardian -- a father, husband, brother or son -- to leave the country, work or even undergo certain medical operations.