Saudi Arabia Appoints Women to Parliament, Forbids Them from Doing Anything

MEDINA, Saudi Arabia – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced today that for the first time in its history, the 150-member Shura Council, an advisory board for the Saudi monarch, will include 20 authority-less women. “It is important to reconcile Saudi Arabia’s traditional religious views with that of a modern economy” said King Abdullah at the unveiling of the new cabinet, which…