Words somewhat fail us. File under “massive epic stupidity”, but religious extremism tends to end up there…
A Saudi cleric sparked a wave of mockery online when he warned women that driving would affect their ovaries and bring “clinical disorders” upon their children.
“Physiological science” has found that driving “automatically affects the ovaries and pushes up the pelvis,” Sheikh Saleh al-Luhaydan warned women in remarks to local news website Sabq.org.
“This is why we find that children born to most women who continuously drive suffer from clinical disorders of varying degrees,” he said.
Luhaydan, a member of the senior Ulema (Muslim scholars) Commission and former head of the Supreme Judicial Council, said that “evidence from the Quran and Sunna (the teachings of the Prophet Mohammed) completely prohibit (women’s driving) on moral and social background.”
Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that has a law in place banning women to drive. They also have many other laws that place strict restrictions on women and their choice of lifestyle. We would like to see the exact quote in the Quran that references women driving. Gee Mohammed was really a prophet!
Stupid. Arrogant. Bigoted. Backwards.