As a campaigner for peace and pluralism, Ahmed is dismayed by the toxic lure of an Islamist doctrine that is supremacist, separatist, and hostile to secular Western values, and she calls for an urgent review of this ideology.
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For many women who want the driving ban lifted, the issue is a push toward wider reforms, supported by an increasing number of men. However, there are underlying religious and political potholes.
It may seem too little, too late, but like many other Saudi women, Deema al-Jaber, 23, believes that this edict is only a prelude for relaxing many other restrictions that marginalize Saudi women.
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