SAUDI ARABIA: Sharia-compliant American companies discriminate against women

DUNKIN DONUTS in Saudi Arabia forbids women from entering their stores unless accompanied by a man. Signs have been daubed on doors to the shops in the capital Riyadh saying “unescorted women” are not allowed inside.


UK Express  Women who go into restaurants with their husbands and children are seated in family areas which are screened off from other diners allowing them to remove the veil covering their faces. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world where women are banned from driving because of their gender.

Protesters have argued that western chains such as Dunkin’ Donuts, McDonald’s and Pizza Hut are promoting sexism and the discrimination of women by separating the sexes in their stores.

STARBUCKS in Saudi Arabia bans women from entering their stores altogether and orders them to send in their drivers to get coffee.


UK Express  A sign has been installed at the front of the shop in the capital Riyadh saying women are not allowed in and should “send your driver” to order for you. The Arabic language daily newspaper Al Weaam said the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, the country’s religious police, instructed the café’s management not to admit women.

According to the paper, the commission issued the order after its inspectors, carrying out a routine visit, found that the obligatory wall separating genders had collapsed. Staff from the café had told the inspectors the wall had fallen following repeated stampedes by its customers.