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  • Saudi historian: Western women drive because 'they don't care about getting raped'

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news...ectid=11400650
    Source: NZ Herald

    A Saudi historian has sparked outrage by claiming Western women drive cars because they do not care if they are "raped by the roadside".

    Dr Saleh al-Saadoon appeared to justify a ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia by saying that they could be attacked and sexually assaulted if their car broke down.

    In an appearance on on Rotana Khalijia TV, Dr al-Saadoon suggested that women in the West "don't care" about being raped, whereas people in Saudi Arabia do.

    In December, it was announced that two women who flouted the driving ban were to be tried in a special court for terrorism.

    "They don't care if they are raped on the roadside - but we do," he told the host, according to a translation from the Middle East Media Research Institute (Memri).

    "Hold on, who told you that they don't care about getting raped by the roadside?" she asked incredulously.

    "It's not a big deal for them beyond the damage to their morale," Dr al-Saadoon claimed. "In our case, however, the problem is of a social and religious nature."

    "What is rape if not a blow to the morale of a woman?" the host replied. "That goes deeper than the social damage."

    He went on to argue that Saudi women being driven around by their male family members is perhaps something they should appreciate. "Everybody is at their service. They are like queens," he said.

    "A queen without a chauffeur has the honour of being driven around by her husband, brother, son and nephews. They are all at the ready for when she gestures with her hand."

    When his claims were countered by the fact that women have been raped by their drivers, Al-Saadoon proposed another way of tackling the issue.

    "The solution is to bring in female foreign chauffeurs to drive our wives," he said, to which his host put her head in her hands and asked: "Seriously?".

    The episode first aired on 11 January and was uploaded onto YouTube on 31 January.

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    It's easier than demanding that Saudi men have an iota of self-control. Wearing a burkha is allegedly a defense against rape as well.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
      It's easier than demanding that Saudi men have an iota of self-control. Wearing a burkha is allegedly a defense against rape as well.
      Judging by Rotherham and countless other samples it really is easier.
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      • #4
        lolwut.

        I don't even know...
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        • #5
          wow
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          • #6
            Like IC..... lolwut.
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            • #7
              Thread title... Can't get through the article yet...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
                Thread title... Can't get through the article yet...
                It's a subtle connection.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
                  It's easier than demanding that Saudi men have an iota of self-control. Wearing a burkha is allegedly a defense against rape as well.
                  I think it more had to do with Mohammed believing all men were like he was. No self control of any kind*.

                  *Regarding females that is.

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                  • #10
                    ...I wonder if he's related to barnasha...
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                    • #11
                      It's complete and thorough brainwashing.
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                      • #12
                        For the sarcastically impaired the following is said in jest

                        Some people just want to feel offended by everything. Feeling offense is a matter of personal choice. Westerners (especially women) should just suck it up and not complain about this Saudi historian's harmful, outrageous views and comments.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by square_peg View Post
                          For the sarcastically impaired the following is said in jest

                          Some people just want to feel offended by everything. Feeling offense is a matter of personal choice. Westerners (especially women) should just suck it up and not complain about this Saudi historian's harmful, outrageous views and comments.

                          I agree! He's entitled to his opinion no matter how wrong he is...
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by square_peg View Post
                            For the sarcastically impaired the following is said in jest

                            Some people just want to feel offended by everything. Feeling offense is a matter of personal choice. Westerners (especially women) should just suck it up and not complain about this Saudi historian's harmful, outrageous views and comments.

                            For the record (and I know you said that in jest) I'm not offended by his comments, I find them too incredulous (and sad) to be offended by them.
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                            -Ravi Zacharias, The New Age: A foreign bird with a local walk

                            Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
                            1 Corinthians 16:13

                            "...he [Doherty] is no historian and he is not even conversant with the historical discussions of the very matters he wants to pontificate on."
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                            • #15
                              I don't see anybody offended, actually. square_peg's really reaching lately
                              "As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths." Isaiah 3:12

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