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Over 100 Saudi Scholars Say No To Female Driving
Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, October 24, 2013 | Nadim Kawach

Posted on 10/24/2013 4:15:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Authorities warn women against joining a driving campaign on Saturday

Saudi Arabia appeared to be heading for a showdown over moves to allow women to drive cars after more than 100 prominent Muslim scholars voted against such moves and authorities warned women against joining a fresh driving campaign on Saturday.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the scholars from Saudi Arabia said they were vehemently opposed to any decision to permit women to drive cars amidst intense female campaigns to have a permanent ban on their driving lifted.

The statement was issued just before the Ministry of Interior announced that it would not allow women to take to the streets and drive in response to a fresh call by female activists to break the official and social barriers for female driving.

Newspapers in the Gulf Kingdom said Sheikh Abdulla bin Al Jabrin, one of the most prominent Muslim scholars in the Gulf, and 117 other scholars signed a statement rejecting any decision to reverse the age-old ban and allow women to drive cars.

The statement, published in Alsaudeh Arabic language daily and other Saudi newspapers, said any such decision would give rise to family disputes, allow women to stay out of their houses for longer periods, push them to take their face veil off, mix with men more often and encourage rape and harassment of them.

“We say that allowing women to drive in Saudi Arabia is not acceptable because this will lead to corruption and serious consequences in the society,” the statement said.

“There is no doubt that a decision to allow women to drive is the shortest way for them to take off their face veil so they can see the road more clearly and for security reasons…it will also push women to be absent from their homes for longer periods.”

The statement said in case the ban is lifted, women have to produce photographs of their faces to have a driving licence issued for them.

“This means men will see her face when a licence is issued or renewed or when she is stopped at a checkpoint, has an accident or commit an offence…this decision means women will be seen more by men and mix more often with men while it will also give them an excuse to travel on their own without a guardian.”

The statement said women driving cars on their own would also be vulnerable to harassment, molestation and rape by men.

“Allowing women to drive will also make husbands more suspicious of their wives and this in turn will lead to rifts and eventually to divorce.”

“Finally, we call on those who advocate lifting the ban on female driving to return to their senses and repent…they must stop spreading confusion and causing sedition in our society…we ask them to fear God the Almighty and at the same time express our thanks to all those who have warned of the consequences of such a decision.”

Female activists in Saudi Arabia, one of the most conservative Muslim nations, have urged local women to take to the streets on Saturday and join another campaign for mass driving to force the government to bow to their demands. It will be the second major push by women after many of them defied the ban and drove cars through the Kingdom’s streets two years ago, prompting police to arrest some of them,.

“Regarding calls on social networks for women to gather and drive cars on October 26, and considering local laws which prevent any moves that will harm social peace and security and open the door for a sedition, the Ministry of Interior affirms to all that the competent authorities will enforce discipline and security with all available means and full force,” the Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.


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1 posted on 10/24/2013 4:15:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

But, who will cut them off in an SUV while texting on a cellphone?


2 posted on 10/24/2013 4:22:02 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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3 posted on 10/24/2013 4:22:53 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: nickcarraway

Sounds like the saudis don’t want what I saw on my way in to work last week. Woman driving a big ass Suburban on the freeway, in the far left lane going under the speed limit. She’s rockin’ a frapachino in one hand, has a cell phone in the other planted to her ear and the bitch was steering with her elbows.


4 posted on 10/24/2013 4:23:12 PM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: nickcarraway

5 posted on 10/24/2013 4:26:47 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (I don't always talk to Obama voters, but when I do I ask for Large Fries.)
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To: nickcarraway

Females drive fine...the problem is they can’t do it without talking and/or texting on their cell phone.


6 posted on 10/24/2013 4:28:27 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: nickcarraway

...any such decision would give rise to family disputes, allow women to stay out of their houses for longer periods, push them to take their face veil off, mix with men more often and encourage rape and harassment of them.

Well, now. If men are going to be raped and harassed, we should reconsider the policy.

7 posted on 10/24/2013 4:32:44 PM PDT by stormhill (Guns Save Lives!)
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Why do we sell these troglodytes F-15 and F-16 fighters? Sell your stock in Boeing and UTC and GE we ought to be ashamed of ourselves. Why do we even have a embassy their? Why are we not fracking the snaught out of every square inch of this blessed country and telling these retrogrades to go pound sand? Why can't we bring a bible or wear a cross on a chain if we are a tourist their? Why are their no churches in this Country? Where is Sandra Fluke on this? I am tired of her BS over $9 a month pills when these women really need her to speak up, she can't and won't cowardliness, plain and simple...
8 posted on 10/24/2013 4:34:10 PM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: nickcarraway
So I take it they aren't fond of "GIRLS AND PANZER?"


9 posted on 10/24/2013 4:38:43 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Orangedog

I’ll one-up ya’. Just add to that list a designer dog in the driver’s lap with it’s head out the window....and that’s what I witness every school morning.


10 posted on 10/24/2013 4:38:57 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Some of the many reasons I don’t drive a small, cheaply constructed car. And the people on motorcycles...? Fools. I need at least a ton of armor around me with broads like that on the road.


11 posted on 10/24/2013 4:44:45 PM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Men aren’t allowed to see women’s faces?

What, are the men animals that can’t control themselves?


12 posted on 10/24/2013 4:47:32 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings)
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To: nickcarraway

“Muslim scholar” is an oxymoron.


13 posted on 10/24/2013 4:57:32 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: nickcarraway

“Saudi Scholars” is as oxymoronic as claiming that 0bama is a Constitutional Scholar.


14 posted on 10/24/2013 5:01:40 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: nickcarraway
woman driver photo: women woman_driver_12.jpg

Even a stopped clock...

15 posted on 10/24/2013 5:03:50 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: nickcarraway
FINALLY something I can agree with the Muzzies on! (llevrok seen running for cover)
16 posted on 10/24/2013 5:21:23 PM PDT by llevrok (Democrats are LAW-LESS because the GOP is Ball-Less)
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To: nickcarraway; a fool in paradise

17 posted on 10/24/2013 5:24:30 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: nickcarraway; a fool in paradise

18 posted on 10/24/2013 5:26:15 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: nickcarraway

Line these scholarly mofos up out in the street and I will prove how one of us gals can drive.


19 posted on 10/24/2013 5:29:57 PM PDT by dforest
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To: dforest

I knew this would be a funny thread!


20 posted on 10/24/2013 5:38:09 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: nickcarraway

Some day they may have to say no to falling asleep when their wives will cut their junk off and throw it into a field of starving dogs.


21 posted on 10/24/2013 5:39:00 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: nickcarraway

Have the scholars given an opinion on Global Warming?


22 posted on 10/24/2013 6:10:39 PM PDT by IncPen (When you start talking about what we 'should' have, you've made the case for the Second Amendment)
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The statement said women driving cars on their own would also be vulnerable to harassment, molestation and rape by men.

Yeah, Muzzie men don't do that now, right?

23 posted on 10/25/2013 8:40:19 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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