The Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammad bin Salman, said on Monday that Saudis are “not convinced” that women should be permitted to operate a motor vehicle.

Bin Salman argued that the policy in effect has nothing to do with religion, but rather, the Saudi community itself.

Allowing women to drive is “not a religious issue as much as it is an issue that relates to the community itself that either accepts it or refuses it,” said the 30-year-old prince, who has amassed unprecedented powers since his father, King Salman, ascended to the throne.

Recently, the Saudi Grand Mufti, Sheikh ‘Abdul-‘Aziz ‘Abdullah Al-Sheikh, stated that allowing women to drive was a “dangerous matter that should not be permitted.”

Saudi Arabia does not only ban women from operating motor vehicles, but also, prohibits them from riding bicycles.

 

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Byrd Ardoin
Byrd Ardoin
2016-04-28 04:11

most of the world is not convinced the sauds should be running a gas station either

Henrik Hedda Wallin
Henrik Hedda Wallin
2016-04-28 13:15
Reply to  Byrd Ardoin

They don’t. They hire foreigners to do that.

Byrd Ardoin
Byrd Ardoin
2016-04-28 14:53
Reply to  Byrd Ardoin

i know i was really being sarcastic… all good.

chahuapa
chahuapa
2016-04-28 04:38

They should all get a chauffeur then. A female one of course coz man and woman in the same car would be..oh wait..

California Laura
California Laura
2016-04-28 04:21

As American Woman I just don’t understand the reason why. If I had to wait for my husband it would be late at night.

yemen peace
yemen peace
2016-04-28 04:19

their women will drive away from them.

Celebrity Reaper
Celebrity Reaper
2016-04-28 05:34

and when he refers to the “community” he means “men”. Suck it up lads, they’re no different.

Bitcoin Buddhist
Bitcoin Buddhist
2016-04-28 06:39

what f*****g year is it, women can drive but aren’t permitted to…???? is there a #Cartman D’faq gif I can tweet?

Hassan Dandy
Hassan Dandy
2016-04-28 06:01

ISIS minded

El Cid Asaei
El Cid Asaei
2016-04-28 10:58

Saudis remain unconvinced the world is round.