Veiled Saudi poet rises to stardom after bashing clerics

A Saudi housewife’s bold poems which blast “evil” extremist fatwas by Muslim clerics have earned her death threats but could yet win her a 1,3-million-dollar poetry contest on Emirati television: Hilal has drawn the wrath of Islamist conservatives in her country after criticising its strict segregation of the sexes and blasting fatwas that reject an easing to allow women to take on jobs that are currently for men only.