Up to 70% of files exchanged between Saudi teenagers' mobile phones contain pornography, according to a study in the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom.I'm thinkin' that hijab thing may be backfiring bigtime.
The study quoted in Arab News focussed on the phones of teenagers detained by religious police for harassing girls.The really telling number here is this startling statistic...
The same researcher also found that 88% of girls say they have been victims of harassment using Bluetooth technology.So... from stone-age Afghanistan to high tech Saudi Arabia... another shared cultural tradition.
Who wants to pass this one on to Jack Layton?
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Two years ago, largely at the urging of the Bush administration, the first elections in Saudi history were held for municipal councils in a small number of cities, including Jidda, Riyadh and Mecca.
Only men could vote and only half the members were elected, but still the elections were hailed as emblems of change.
“The curse of the oil money is that it has stopped all reforms,” said Sulaiman al-Hattlan, editor in chief of Forbes Arabia, based in Dubai, and a Saudi advocate.
“The more money you have, the more arrogant you become, because you think you can implement anything your way.”