Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin-Abdullah al-Sheikh has again made a mockery of his own religion. We previously discussed how the Sunni religious leader banned Muslims from playing chess. Now he is warning that driving is a road to perdition for women and is a “dangerous matter that exposed women to evil.”
Saudi Arabia has been under intense pressure to allow women to drive. However, the cleric warned that driving would expose women to “weak-spirited” men “obsessed with women.” He also said that families would be constantly unsure where their women might be.
The Grand Mufti personifies the medieval mentality that controls the Kingdom.
Loujain al-Hathloul, 25, was stopped by border guards when she tried to drive a car across the border with a UAE passport. She in custody for a month.
With all due respect to the Grand Mufti, the one “obsessed with women” strikes me as the cleric who thinks that women will be driving themselves to hell if they get behind the wheel.