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Saudi historian: Women should not drive in case they get raped

Saudi historian: Women should not drive in case they get raped

(2:23) Saudi historian Saleh Al-Saadoon said that women should not be allowed to drive on the grounds that they might get raped if their car broke down on the roadside. Even better was his solution to protect women from their chauffeurs. Saudi Rotana Khalijiyya TV, January 11, 2015.

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DrOfnothing DrOfnothing (1276 days ago)
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What an idiot. Saudi women should stay off the road not because they will get raped if they break down, but because they are _bad_ drivers. The only silver lining is that would-be rapists are likely to be run over repeatedly before they get the chance to commit dastardly deeds.

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What an idiot. Saudi women should stay off the road not because they will get raped if they break down, but because they are _bad_ drivers. The only silver lining is that would-be rapists are likely to be run over repeatedly before they get the chance to commit dastardly deeds.

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Guest: (1280 days ago)

Well, there's your problem. Allowing a representative of a religion with views and opinions stuck in the middle ages to speak on matters that are relevent in the 21st century. One thing he said puzzles me, though. If these women (whom he says are revered so much) have female chauffeurs driving them and the car breaks down.......aren't there then two women to rape? Or wouldn't the roving rapists, who apparently prowl their roads, touch a woman of their own faith if another is available?

This is hogwash of the highest order.

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Well, there's your problem. Allowing a representative of a religion with views and opinions stuck in the middle ages to speak on matters that are relevent in the 21st century. One thing he said puzzles me, though. If these women (whom he says are revered so much) have female chauffeurs driving them and the car breaks down.......aren't there then two women to rape? Or wouldn't the roving rapists, who apparently prowl their roads, touch a woman of their own faith if another is available?

This is hogwash of the highest order.

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Guest: (1279 days ago)

I think he mentioned foreign chauffeurs. He doesn't care if foreign women get raped, just not their own women.

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I think he mentioned foreign chauffeurs. He doesn't care if foreign women get raped, just not their own women.

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Guest: (1279 days ago)

You're right. I neglected to use the word 'foreign'. You are also correct that he doesn't appear to value women from countries outside his own.

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You're right. I neglected to use the word 'foreign'. You are also correct that he doesn't appear to value women from countries outside his own.

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Guest: Tiny Tim (1280 days ago)

This guy is unbelievable. What an utter moron!!! Maybe they should fully castrate all Saudi men so they can chauffer their 'Queens' around without the threat of rape. And maybe they should do the same to all male muslims who go to Saudi for the Hajj?

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This guy is unbelievable. What an utter moron!!! Maybe they should fully castrate all Saudi men so they can chauffer their 'Queens' around without the threat of rape. And maybe they should do the same to all male muslims who go to Saudi for the Hajj?

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Knobette Knobette (1277 days ago)

I'm surprised not all women in Saudi Arabia are lesbians.

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I'm surprised not all women in Saudi Arabia are lesbians.

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Guest: zodiac (1280 days ago)

if any body was going to be raped it should be him (by a donkey) how scary is it that there are hundreds of thousands possibly millions more that think like him... and we actually let these cavemen participate on the world stage. may your god help us all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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if any body was going to be raped it should be him (by a donkey) how scary is it that there are hundreds of thousands possibly millions more that think like him... and we actually let these cavemen participate on the world stage. may your god help us all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Guest: (1280 days ago)

How about just training the young men to value women and to be law-abiding citizens, then punish the guilty severely if they violate the law? Why continue to restrain innocent women? These backward societies must have very low opinion of their young men.

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How about just training the young men to value women and to be law-abiding citizens, then punish the guilty severely if they violate the law? Why continue to restrain innocent women? These backward societies must have very low opinion of their young men.

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