Master Thesis at Saudi Islamic University: Women Working As Cashiers is Human Trafficking

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Saudi religious conservatives have repeatedly resisted government plans to allow women to work in many fields under the pretext that it would facilitate gender mixing. But a master thesis at Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University is now taking it a step further, calling women work at jobs like cashiers, receptionists and flight attendants a form of human trafficking, according to a report published in al-Hayat daily Monday. The master thesis by graduate student Muhammad al-Bugumi argues, according to the newspaper, that such jobs objectify women and therefor they are haram because that is a form of human trafficking.

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