Controversial Saudi Arabian Historian says women drive because they don’t care if they are raped

February 11, 2015 1:56 pm

 A Saudi Arabian historian tried to justify his nation’s ban on female
drivers by saying that they might get raped if their cars break down.

In a recent interview on , historian said that if a Saudi Arabian’s
woman’s car were to break down she could get raped.

He then went on to say that in countries where women are allowed to
drive that women ‘don’t care’ if they are raped the way they do in Saudi
Arabia, according to the transcript translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute.
They don’t care if they are raped on the roadside, but we do,’ al-Saadoon said.

‘Hold on. Who told you they don’t care about getting raped on the roadside?’ asked the horrified female host 

‘It’s no big deal for them beyond the damage to their morale,’
al-Saadoon replied’In our case, however, the problem is of a social and
religious nature,’ he added.

Two other guests on the show also appeared to be in absolute horror but
al-saadoon just replied ‘listen to me and get used to what society
thinks.’

Al-saadoon then said that women in his country who do not drive are
treated like ‘queens’ and mentioned that with a gesture of their hand
that their fathers, uncles, sons, and nephews must chauffeur them around

The female host then asked al-saadoon if he thought there was no danger of women being raped by their male chauffeurs.
He agreed that it was a legitimate threat and made a suggestion that elicited shock from the female host.

‘There is a solution, but the government officials and the clerics
refuse to hear of it,’ he said.The solution is to bring in female
foreign chauffeurs to drive our wives,’ he added. 

‘Female foreign chauffeurs?’ she said before covering her hand over her mouth. ‘Seriously?’

If women drive in they face punishment including being lashed with a whip.
Two women’s rights campaigners who tried to drive into Saudi Arabia are set to face a special ‘terrorism’ court.

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