• Sep 30, 2013
(AFP, Fayez Nureldine)
A Saudi Arabian cleric told a Saudi news outlet that driving does damage to women's ovaries and pelvises, and that by driving they risk giving birth to children with 'clinical problems.'

According to CNN, Sheikh Saleh Al-Loheidan told the Saudi news website sabq.org that medical studies have shown driving to affect women's ovaries and pelvises.

"We find that for women who continuously drive cars, their children are born with varying degrees of clinical problems," Al-Loheidan said.

Al-Loheidan's comments were made in reaction to Saudi Arabian activist attempts to organize women to defy the Kingdom's ban on female drivers. Over 12,000 women have signed up on the site Oct26driving.com, declaring their intention to defy the ban on Oct. 26.

"Since there are no clear justifications for the state to ban adult, capable women from driving. We call for enabling women to have driving tests and for issuing licenses for those who pass," the petition states.

NBC reported that while no law specifically prohibits women from driving, the notorious government sanctioned religious morality police arrest female drivers based on religious edicts.


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      torandersen
      • 1 Year Ago
      "it's called inner breeding... but what would he know he's just another one of their birth defects"
      weorion64
      • 1 Year Ago
      This guy should be recruited by the Republican party to write there 2016 platform....
        packard54
        • 1 Year Ago
        @weorion64
        Keep in mind, that these kind of people are FRIENDS of POTUS, a DEMOCRAT! They are NO friends of "baggers" or right-leaning Republicans. If a DEM gets elected POTUS in 2016, be prepared for this kind of NONSENSE to hit our shores. It's coming.
      ktz1017
      • 1 Year Ago
      Of course I drive every day. But this is the U.S. of A.
      gorblueyes
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yes that is pretty bad but if you were to compare that statement with recent statements by liberal Press aka HP that the GOP wants poor people to get poorer or Women shouldnt have access to birth control in this country at free cost or last but not least Obama has been more than the worst president this country has ever had in its history it kinda makes you want to believe the Clerics in thier assessment of women and their ovaries.... kind of puts HP on the same level as the clerics!!
      Helen
      • 1 Year Ago
      the cleric is an ashle.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Saudi Arabia sounds like a venerable Republican Garden of Eden.
        Glass Family
        • 1 Year Ago
        That is the stupidest comment I have ever heard!
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Glass Family
          I with you on that. Kevin has been brain damaged. Fell on his head.
      hsena
      • 1 Year Ago
      he sounds like an idot. just look around the world and the amount of woment drive and have plenty of kids
      jimj6635
      • 1 Year Ago
      Saudi Arabian cleric told a Saudi news outlet that driving does damage to women's ovaries and pelvises I gusee someone must know how to read in saudi arabia.. This so-called man must know how to readdd. No other way could he have said something like this... Must have read it some place because he has no proff of what he just said.. No truth to it at all... I guess because he can read something at times it must be true to all of them... NOT....Sheikh Saleh Al-Loheidan go to Med school and you may know something and never just say something out of your axx......
      • 1 Year Ago
      So what is the difference between riding in a car and driving it that is so harmful? This country is living in the 10th century with 21st century wealth....due to an accident of nature, putting so much oil in a wasted land.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Because, as we all know, women are simply elaborate life support systems for our reproductive organs. Nothing more.
      jpatch3
      • 1 Year Ago
      I've been to Saudi Arabia the men are terrible drivers so it would be hard for the women to be worse.
      chuckpullium
      • 1 Year Ago
      It sounds like this cleric is a tea party republicon.
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