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Saudi Head of Fatwa Committee: ‘Women have a quarter of a brain and don’t deserve to drive’


Al-Hijri made his brain-numbing remarks at a lecture aptly titled, “The evils of women driving.”

surely, the cleric must be talking about Saudi women? If the Saudi women have only a quarter of a brain, no wonder they give birth to the most stupid men in the world who wear their table wear and aprons on their heads rather than where they should be.

It has been scientifically proven that intelligence is inherited from the mother’s genetics. The University of Cambridge has carried on research on this subject since 1984. Women are more likely to transmit intelligence genes to their children because they are carried on the X chromosome and women have two of these, while men only have one.

You know where we’re getting with this…

 

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Saudi cleric claims women’s brains SHRINK to the ‘quarter the size’ of a man’s when they go shopping

  • Saad al-Hijri was suspended from all religious activity after the speech
  • He also advised that women should not be allowed to drive
  • Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that bans women from driving
  • Comments sparked anger on social media, which is hugely popular in country

By Harvey Day For Mailonline
Published: 14:00, 22 September 2017 | Updated: 02:13, 23 September 2017

A Saudi cleric has been banned from preaching after claiming women’s brains shrink to the ‘quarter the size’ of a man’s when they go shopping.

Saad al-Hijri was suspended from all religious activity after advising against allowing women to drive in a speech that contained comments ‘diminishing human value’, according to a spokesman for the governor of Asir province.

Ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that bans women from driving, despite ambitious government targets to increase their public role, especially in the workforce.

A Saudi cleric has been banned from preaching after claiming women's brains shrink to the 'quarter the size' of a man's when they go shopping

A Saudi cleric has been banned from preaching after claiming women’s brains shrink to the ‘quarter the size’ of a man’s when they go shopping

Women in the kingdom are also bound by law to wear long robes and a headscarf and require the consent of a male guardian for most legal actions.

In a video identifying him as the head of the religious edicts department in the southern province, Hijri asked what the traffic department would do it if it discovered a man with only half a brain.

‘Would it give him a license or not? It would not. So how can it give it to a woman when she has only half?’ he said.

‘If she goes to the market she loses another half. What is left? A quarter… We demand the traffic department check because she is not suitable to drive and she has only a quarter.’
In a video identifying him as the head of the religious edicts department in the southern province, Hijri asked what the traffic department would do it if it discovered a man with only half a brain

Saudi activist Walid Dhafiri said: 'When a woman becomes a phobia in male societies, do not e surprised to find someone describing her as a '

Saudi activist Walid Dhafiri said: ‘When a woman becomes a phobia in male societies, do not e surprised to find someone describing her as a ‘”quarter of a mind”‘


The comments sparked anger on social media, which is hugely popular in the kingdom. Twitter users shared the video, many criticising it and making jokes about his remarks, under the Arabic hashtag ‘Al-Hijri_women_quarter_brain’.

Some users posted pictures of Saudi female scientists and academics in response and questioned Hijri’s own intellectual capacities.

The government’s modernising reforms, backed by Saudi Arabia’s business class, have sparked tensions with influential clerics upon whose support the ruling family relies.

Some clerics have millions of followers on social media.

6 thoughts on “Saudi Head of Fatwa Committee: ‘Women have a quarter of a brain and don’t deserve to drive’

  1. If this is true and it is difficult to believe that anyone with enough sense to learn to write could make such a stupid remark then the guy needs to be examined by a qualified doctor as he clearly suffering from some sort of mental illness

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  2. Pingback: Saudi Head of Fatwa Committee: ‘Women have a quarter of a brain and don’t deserve to drive’ | zooforyou

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