Grilling threat if women called to arms – Our identity a red line, warns MP
KUWAIT CITY, Jan 18: MP Mohammad Hayef Al- Mutairi has threatened to grill Defense Minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad if women are allowed to enter the military.
On his Twitter account, Al-Mutairi asserted: “Our identity is a red line that nobody should cross. We do not accept alienation of our society. Women have no place in military institutions. They had earlier been allowed to play a minimal role such as inspecting women at the borders and places frequented by women, taking into account their privacy as Muslims.”
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Guess what, MP, Mutairi: You should educate yourself on Kuwaiti women's role in the Gulf War of 90 and 91. KUWAITI WOMEN FOUGHT IN COMBAT in 1990 and 1991. (And I can name names if you want a list.) They lived in the battlefield along men. They fought for their country next to men. Their rank was given to them by the KUWAITI GOVERNMENT as Sergeant - making the same pay rate as men who had worked themselves up the ranks in the Kuwaiti military. They were trained by the Americans and they helped liberate Kuwait. But you won't find that fact in any history book anywhere in Kuwait because of small-minded people who keep it from public knowledge.
Know your own history - or at least learn from those who have first-hand knowledge of it! There is nothing about your so-called "identity" that keeps women from protecting their country, their families, and their lives. It is honorable and should be treated as such!