Friday, December 2, 2011

Saudi Arabia and the woman driver.

In a country known for Washington politicians making the most obtuse connexions and repeating these "observations' as truth (see latest Bidenism), Saudi Arabia has raised the bar on stupid...

Here is the report by Muslim Clerics...

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- If women were allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia, sex and pornography would surge and homosexuality would be more prevalent, conservative Muslim scholars said.

So sex, pornography and homosexuality are pervasive in Saudi Arabia.

Academics at the Majlis al-Ifta al-Aala, the country's top religious council, said relaxing the rules concerning women drivers would eventually lead to "no more virgins," The Daily Telegraph reported Friday.

Huh? Post hoc ergo propter hoc. The lack of virgins is possible because the virgins would escape to Bahrain and hence to the west.

The scholars, working with a former professor at the conservative King Fahd University, presented their conclusions in a report to the country's legislative assembly.

The report said allowing women to drive would "provoke a surge in prostitution, pornography, homosexuality and divorce."

Saudi Arabia is the only country that bans women from driving. Women caught driving can be lashed.

In September, Shaima Jastaniya was sentenced to 10 lashes after she was caught driving in Jeddah. International outrage about the sentence prompted King Abdallah to overturn it.

Despite criticism about the law by rights organizations and other leaders, resistance to reform is strong within the conservative royal family and among clerics.

The Saudi government is considering a proposal to ban women from displaying their eyes if they are deemed too "tempting," the Telegraph reported. Women already must cover most of their bodies in public.

Incidentally having been to that area of the world I have to say that Saudi women go to Bahrain to drive. Even in Muslim countries who have Shariah women are allowed to drive.

No word from the Administration how this will affect the economy, but that statement will be forthcoming.

Please step to the back of the car please.


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