In today’s Arab News:
Local authorities have not sanctioned a womenÂs race for charity at Durrat Al-Arous Resort as was reported by a local Arabic daily, a spokesman at the Makkah Governorate said yesterday.
“The Makkah governor has instructed the authorities to prevent such races and investigate the matter,” the Saudi Press Agency quoted the spokesman as saying.
He said the government would not allow any activity that violates Islamic teachings and Saudi traditions.
I want to understand one thing; just one thing: how a women’s race for charity could possibly violate Islamic teachings? (And no, I don’t give a shit about Saudi traditions because there is no such thing as Saudi traditions. In this huge country, every region and every city has its own set of traditions.)