Saudi sheikh: Women can log in online without ‘guardian’ – Region – World – Ahram Online

A Saudi scholar has played down an Islamic fatwa (ruling) that forbids women from logging in online without an escort.

“The law for internet usage for men and women should be the same, even if the internet has useful and harmful websites,” said Sheikh Mohamed El-Aly, professor of Islamic law at Imam Mohamed Ben Saud University to Al-Youm Online, a Saudi news website, Sunday.

According to Islamic law, women are not allowed to travel without a male escort who is either her husband or a close relative she couldn’t marry, including uncles, father-in-law and adult nieces.

via Saudi sheikh: Women can log in online without ‘guardian’ – Region – World – Ahram Online.

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