From Al Arabiya:
Saudi women seeking to challenge a de facto ban on driving should realize that this could affect their ovaries and pelvises, Sheikh Saleh bin Saad al-Luhaydan, a judicial and psychological consultant to the Gulf Psychological Association, told Saudi news website sabq.org.
Driving “could have a reverse physiological impact. Physiological science and functional medicine studied this side [and found] that it automatically affects ovaries and rolls up the pelvis. This is why we find for women who continuously drive cars their children are born with clinical disorders of varying degrees,” Sheikh al-Luhaydan said.
This fascinating result of the various ”scientific studies” (wholly unknown in the rest of the world) is a new excellent reason to deny women the right to drive cars.
Meanwhile Saudi women are planning more action on October the 26th to fight for the right to drive their own cars.
More than 11,000 women have signed the oct26driving.com declaration which says: “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.”
Sheikh al-Luhaydan urged these women to consider “the mind before the heart and emotion and look at this issue with a realistic eye. The result of this is bad and they should wait and consider the negativities,” he said.
The new head of the Haia, the religious police, Sheikh Abdulatif Al al-Sheikh has recently come out with the comment that: ”Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving is not mandated by any text in Sharia, the Islamic legal code which forms the basis for most Saudi law”.
This juicy bit of Saudi news has gone viral, and even news programs like The Young Turks have been covering it:
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