Syrian Singer Asalah Nasri Insults Saudi Women's Pride
Saudi ladies launched a vitriolic attack on Syrian singer Asala Nasri, stating that, she did not have the right to judge Saudi women. According to "Al Sunsnah" magazine, the Saudi ladies held Femi9 's campaign for Woman's History Month, which launched for the second year in a row in Jeddah, responsible for marginalizing Saudi Arabian women.
The singer and mother Assala Nasri held a press conference in Jeddah about her participation in the campaign, in which she pointed out the huge achievements of the Saudi women, as well as their strides to achieve even more success, in light of the paltry support the Saudi government gives to Saudi women generally.
According to "Al Shareq" newspaper, journalist Fatimah Al Sifani objected to the Syrian star's unsolicited support, stating that,"the singer Asalah does not have the right to evaluate Saudi women's work, nor does she have the right to judge the Saudi woman's worthiness or culture, particularly since she has never lived in the Saudi society."
The riled up reporter continued with her tirade: "The 'Saudi woman' is not a cheap commodity to be exploited in such a commercial manner." And went on to make crystal clear her verdict on Nasri's 'unwelcome' contributions, "It is not right for Asalah to travel all this way for the business of assesing the works, and at the same time the worth, of the Saudi woman."
It seems the Syrian 'If this chair could talk' anti-Assad outspoken campaigner is not garnering much respect among her Arabian women kind.
Given her turn to speak, another journalist, Areej Hasan, added her share of indignation to the Saudi pot, 'I do not think that the life and work of the Saudi woman should be the fertile field of enquiry for evaluation, not least from "an artist".' Making clear her disdain for Nasri's trade, she continued, "Let me ask, is Asalah the model example of a woman in our "Arabic society" so that she may evaluate the Saudi woman? We do not need her opinion. She should have stayed quiet, as it is not her place to interfere in the lives of Saudi women."
That told her!
What say you?
Do you think this Saudi female response is harsh on the Syrian fellow woman celebrity?