On Twitter, many insist that it was not her nail polish that upset the CPVPV and that she was behaving immodestly and dressed suspiciously. However, if we look at the video, at the beginning she asks the CPVPV sheikh, “Is it because of the nail polish?” and he doesn’t deny it. Then later, when the police arrive, the sheikh claims that she wiped the nail polish off. She raises her hand and says “No,” that she didn’t. […]
Another issue that many harp on is that she shouldn’t have taped and disseminated a video of government employees doing their job. This is such a double-standard – it never came up when people filmed the minister of agriculture talking dismissively to a citizen […] or the Saudi ambassador to Egypt speaking disrespectfully to a woman. In these cases, the people taking the videos were hailed as a hero. And the whole thing about the sheikh being lenient and polite is shown on the video to be untrue. From the very beginning, he disrespectfully shouts at her […].
The CPVPV are portrayed as sacred and the embodiment of how Islam was at the time of the Prophet. However, everything I’ve ever read shows otherwise. The way a CPVPV sheikh struts around malls with a fancy cloak on his shoulders and two subordinates flanking him, enjoying the atmosphere of fear their entrance causes and sometimes going as far as terrorizing people, is not the way I’ve read that the Prophet behaved.
"Many women at the time of the Prophet were empowered and did not cover their faces"
For example, just a couple of weeks ago, I wanted to leave a restaurant during prayer time. I simply needed to exit the restaurant but the management refused, out of fear of the CPVPV. The manager, who was obviously traumatized, started shouting that he would be called an animal and spend another night in jail for opening the door to just let me out during prayer time.
[…] There’s a hadith
[a saying in the Koran] which says that one day, toward the end of the Prophet’s life, he was with another man when a beautiful woman came towards them to ask the Prophet a question. The Prophet’s companion obviously liked the way the woman looked because he was staring at her. The Prophet did not harass the woman or demand that she cover her face or leave the premises, as the CPVPV did last Tuesday [at the mall]. He simply turned his companion’s face away. […] Unfortunately, Saudis are rarely exposed to hadiths that prove that many women at the time of the Prophet were empowered and did not cover their faces.