Saudi woman pictured not wearing hijab faces calls for her execution
One social media user demands the Kingdom ‘kill her and throw her corpse to the dogs’
The Independent Online
Users on social media reacted with outrage after the image was posted on Monday.
A woman in Saudi Arabia pictured without a hijab is facing calls for her execution.
Some social media users reacted with outrage after the emergence of the image taken in capital city Riyadh, with one man calling for the state to “kill her and throw her corpse to the dogs”.
The photo was allegedly first posted by an account under the name of Malak Al Shehri, which has since been deleted, reports the International Business Times.
A Saudi woman went out yesterday without an Abaya or a hijab in Riyadh Saudi Arabia and many Saudis are now demanding her execution. pic.twitter.com/gPMOz5bRAr
— Anon (@dontcarebut) November 29, 2016
An unnamed student who reposted the image told the website that Ms Al Shehri had announced she was going out to breakfast without either a hijab or abaya; a traditional Saudi body covering.
The student said she started receiving death threats after posting proof in response to followers who had asked to see a photo.
“So many people retweeted it and what she did reached extremists [devout muslims], so she got threats,” the student said. “She deleted her tweets but they didn’t stop, so she deleted her account.”
A hashtag which translates into English as “we demand the imprisonment of the rebel Angel Al Shehri” subsequently went viral.
One user wrote “we propose blood”, while another demanded a “harsh punishment for the heinous situation”.
Despite the outrage, many more users in Saudi Arabia came out in support of the woman’s actions.
The controversy comes amid an escalating row over ending a ban on women driving in the Kingdom.
Saudi Arabia is the only country on the planet that still bans female drivers, but a member of the royal family has proposed changing the decades-old rule.
Saudi Arabia executes prince accused of killing man in brawl. [*Don’t believe in this claim. Saudi’s constantly abuse, rape, beat and kill people. They don’t get executed, they get no whipping, a prison sentence or even a fine. This case is a hidden issue that is more likely related to an internal family feud which lead to the execution decided by a more influential royal family member. There are a lot of internal feuds, rivalry and revolts within the Saudi ‘royal’ family.]
The professed execution of Saudi Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir: