Saudi Arabia develops app to stop women from traveling without permission from male guardians

This is not “extremism.” It’s basic, mainstream Sharia: “The husband may forbid his wife to leave the home…because of the hadith related by Bayhaqi that the Prophet…said, ‘It is not permissible for a woman who believes in Allah and the Last Day to allow someone into her husband’s house if he is opposed, or to go out of it if he is averse” (Reliance of the Traveller m10.4).

“Saudi Arabia Makes App to Stop Women from Traveling Without Consent,” by Zakaria Oudrhiri, Morocco World News, February 5, 2019:

Rabat – The Saudi National Information Center has developed a mobile application called “Absher” (Arabic for “Enjoy”) that allows male guardians, usually husbands and fathers, to monitor women’s movements.

The app, available on iOS and Android, is designed to help guardians with tasks like renewing a driver’s license or paying fines, but also to monitor women and stop them from leaving the country without their consent.

The app sends a notification when a woman presents her passport at border control. Border police will deny the woman travel if her guardian says so….

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