Konyol pikiranmu, koq yang dipaksa wanita harus pakain Islamiah, tetapi 
laki-lakinya boleh seperti Mr John dan Mr Gentleman. Itukah keadilan Awlloh?

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Hati Nurani 
  To: zamanku@yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2008 10:38 AM
  Subject: [zamanku] Bisikan Syetan Re: Saudi women beat a path to the TV for 

        Negara Amerika Latin yang miskin-miskin wanitanya tidak berjilbab.

        --- On Tue, 9/23/08, Sunny <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

          From: Sunny <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
          Subject: Re: [zamanku] Bisikan Syetan Re: Saudi women beat a path to 
the TV for Oprah
          To: zamanku@yahoogroups.com
          Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 12:51 PM

          Busana boleh saja, tetapi bukan untuk  dipaksakan pada wanita, pada 
pihak lain orang laki  boleh berpakain seperti Mr John, Mr Kent,  Mr Thom 
dengan open jas seperti Mr Gentlemen. 

          Dari pakaian saja sudah  berbeda, makanya itu distribusi pendapatan 
di Indonesia berbeda seperti dunia dan langit, kemiskinan merraja lela dan 
tidak akan bisa ada kemajuan.

            ----- Original Message ----- 
            From: Hati Nurani 
            To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] .com 
            Sent: Monday, September 22, 2008 11:13 AM
            Subject: [zamanku] Bisikan Syetan Re: Saudi women beat a path to 
the TV for Oprah

                  Banyak orang mengecam busana muslimah dengan berbagai Alasan, 
misalnya  ada yang beralasan supaya jangan sampai keluar aturan agar non 
muslimah 'dipaksa' memakai  busana muslimah.

                  Ada yang menggunakan alasan bahwa dengan banyaknya busana 
muslimah, pakaian tradisional tersingkir.

                  Semua alasan itu biasanya hanya mengada-ada. Alasan Utama 
adalah, jangan sampai ada orang Muslim/muslimah menjalankan ajaran agamanya. 
Dan bisikan seperti ini adalah bisikan Syetan/Iblis yang tidak suka manusia 
menjalankan aturan agama.

                  Inilah contoh bisikan itu :
                  Come on, Indonesian Muslimah, you have always enjoyed your 
independence and freedom without being promiscuous or immodest


                  --- On Sun, 9/21/08, gkrantau <[EMAIL PROTECTED] com> wrote:

                    From: gkrantau <[EMAIL PROTECTED] com>
                    Subject: [zamanku] Re: Saudi women beat a path to the TV 
for Oprah
                    To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] .com
                    Date: Sunday, September 21, 2008, 11:35 PM

                    It should be an eye opener for Indonesian women (Muslimah) 
who are now being coerced by the fanatical Muslim men to accept restrictions 
which the Arab Muslimah are beginning to realize as a form of subjugation.

                    Come on, Indonesian Muslimah, you have always enjoyed your 
independence and freedom without being promiscuous or immodest. Look at your 
Arab counterparts only now (with cable television, the internet, magazines and 
travels) they began to realize that they have been treated shabilly by the men 
because of their tradition. Why do you want to go back into the unfair, 
injurious and demeaning customs of the dark ages.

                    Gabriela Rantau

                    --- In [EMAIL PROTECTED] .com, "Sunny" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
                    > http://www.iht. com/articles/ 2008/09/19/ mideast/oprah. 
                    > MBC's Web site includes information about the show. 
                    > Saudi women beat a path to the TV for Oprah
                    > By Katherine Zoepf Published: September 19, 2008
                    > DAMMAM, Saudi Arabia: Once a month, Nayla says, she 
writes a letter to Oprah Winfrey.
                    > A young Saudi homemaker who covers her face in public 
might not seem to have much in common with an American talk show host whose 
image is known to millions. Like many women in this conservative desert 
kingdom, Nayla does not usually socialize with people outside her extended 
family, and she never leaves the house unless chaperoned by her husband.
                    > Winfrey has not answered the letters. But Nayla says she 
is still hoping.
                    > "I feel that Oprah truly understands me," Nayla said. 
"She gives me energy and hope for my life. Sometimes I think that she is the 
only person in the world who knows how I feel."
                    > Nayla is not the only Saudi woman to feel a special 
connection to the American media mogul. When "The Oprah Winfrey Show" was first 
broadcast in Saudi Arabia in November 2004
                    > on a Dubai-based satellite channel, it became an 
immediate sensation among young Saudi women.
                    > Within months, it had become the highest-rated 
English-language program among women 25 and younger, an age group that makes up 
about a third of Saudi Arabia's population.
                    > In a country where the sexes are rigorously separated, 
where topics like sex and race are rarely discussed openly and where a strict 
code of public morality is enforced by religious police called hai'a, Winfrey 
provides many young Saudi women with new ways of thinking about the way local 
taboos affect their lives - a variety of issues including childhood sexual 
abuse and coping with marital strife - without striking them, or Saudi Arabia's 
ruling authorities, as subversive.
                    > Some women here say Winfrey's assurances to her viewers - 
that no matter how restricted or even abusive their circumstances may be, they 
can take control in small ways and create lives of value - helps them find 
meaning in their cramped, veiled existence...
                    > "Oprah dresses conservatively, " explained Princess Reema 
bint Bandar al-Saud, a co-owner of a women's spa in Riyadh called Yibreen and a 
daughter of Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the former Saudi ambassador to the United 
States. "She struggles with her weight. She overcame depression.. She rose from 
poverty and from abuse. On all these levels she appeals to a Saudi woman. 
People really idolize her here."
                    > Today, "The Oprah Winfrey Show," with Arabic subtitles, 
is broadcast twice each weekday on MBC4, a three-year-old channel developed by 
the MBC Group with the Arab woman in mind. The show's guests, self-improvement 
tips, and advice on family relationships - as well as Winfrey's clothes and 
changing hairstyles - are eagerly analyzed by Saudi women from a wide range of 
social backgrounds and income levels.
                    > The largest-circulation Saudi women's magazine, Sayidaty, 
devotes a regular page to Winfrey, and dog-eared copies of her official 
magazine, O, which is not sold in the Kingdom, are passed around by women who 
collect them during trips abroad.
                    > The particulars of Winfrey's personal story have 
resonated with a broad audience of Saudi women in a way that few other Western 
imports have, explained Mazen Hayek, a spokesman for the MBC Group.
                    > Saudi Arabia was an impoverished desert country before it 
was transformed by oil money and, in just a couple of generations, into a 
wealthy consumer society. Saudi women readily identify with "this glamorous 
woman from very modest beginnings," Hayek said by telephone from Dubai.
                    > "Oprah talks about issues that haven't really been spoken 
about here openly before," said Maha al-Faleh, 23, of Riyadh. "She talks about 
racism, for example. This is something that Saudis are very concerned about, 
because many of us feel that we're judged for the way we veil or for our skin 
color. I have a friend whose driver touched her in an inappropriate way. She 
was very young at the time, but she felt very guilty about it - and Oprah 
helped her to speak about this abuse with her mother."
                    > MBC edits some Oprah episodes to remove content banned by 
censors in the region, officials at the channel say. It does not broadcast 
segments on homosexuality, for example. But the officials say they make most 
episodes available to their regional viewers uncensored, including some about 
relations between Arabs and Westerners and about living with the threat of 
Islamic terrorism.
                    > Saudi women say they are drawn to Winfrey not only 
because she openly addresses subjects considered taboo locally, but also 
because she speaks of self-empowerment and change.
                    > Wafa Mohamed, 38, a mother of five from Riyadh who, like 
many of the women interviewed, would not give her full name, said she believes 
that, in their adoration of Winfrey, Saudi women are expressing a hesitant 
sense of longing for real change in their country.
                    > "Many of us feel that the solutions for our problems have 
to come from outside," Mohamed said. When President George W. Bush visited 
Saudi Arabia in January, she continued, as an example, his presence briefly 
became a locus of hope for Saudi women... "A lot of women were saying that they 
wished they could talk to Bush about problems like forced marriage, about how 
our children are taken away if our husbands divorce us."
                    > In a country where women are forbidden to vote, or to 
travel without the permission of a male guardian, a sense of powerlessness can 
lead women to look for unlikely sources of rescue, Mohamed explained. "If women 
here have problems with their fathers or their brothers, what can they do but 
look to Oprah?" she asked. "The idea that she will come and help them is a 
dream for them."
                    > Nayla, the homemaker in Dammam, a Gulf port city, says 
Winfrey helps her cope with a society that does not encourage her to have 
interests - or even to have anything to say. "The life of a woman here in Saudi 
- it makes you tired and it makes you boring," she said.
                    > Like many Saudi women, Nayla struggles with obesity, a 
major issue in the Kingdom since many women are largely confined to their homes 
and forbidden from participating in sports or walking around their 
neighborhoods. She says that Winfrey has inspired her to lose weight and to 
pursue an education through an online degree course, a method acceptable to her 
husband since she will not have to leave home.
                    > Mohamed said, "Oprah is the magic word for women here who 
want to scream out loud, who want to be heard. Look at what happened to the 
girl from Qatif," she said, referring to the infamous 2007 case of a young 
woman who was gang-raped, then sentenced to flogging because she had been in a 
car with an unrelated man. The young woman from Qatif received a royal pardon 
after her case became an media cause célèbre.
                    > "The Qatif girl was heard outside the country, and she 
was helped," Mohamed said. "But we need to have Saudi women who help women 
here. We need to have women social workers, women judges."
                    > "We have a very male-dominated society, and it's very 
hard sometimes," Mohamed said. "But for now I have my coffee, and sit, and I 
watch Oprah.
                    > "It's my favorite time of day."



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