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Women threaten to breastfeed drivers if they aren’t allowed to drive

Posted by doctore0 on June 24, 2010

You go girls 🙂
Many were stunned when Saudi cleric Sheik Abdel Mohsen Obeikan recently issued a fatwa, or Islamic ruling, calling on women to give breast milk to their male colleagues or men they come into regular contact with so as to avoid illicit mixing between the sexes.

But a group of Saudi women has taken the controversial decree a step further in a new campaign to gain the right to drive in the ultra-conservative kingdom, media reports say.

If they’re not granted the right to drive, the women are threatening to breastfeed their drivers to establish a symbolic maternal bond.

“Is this is all that is left to us to do: to give our breasts to the foreign drivers?” a Saudi woman named Fatima Shammary was quoted as saying by Gulf News.

Obeikan argued in his decree that if the women give their drivers their breast milk, the chauffeurs would be able to mingle with all members of the family without having to worry about violating Islamic law. Some Islamic scholars frown on the mixing of unmarried men and women. Islamic tradition, or hadith, stipulates that breastfeeding establishes a maternal bond, even if a woman breastfeeds a child who is not her own.

Drawing from the cleric’s advocacy, the women have reportedly chosen a slogan for their campaign that translates to, “We either be allowed to drive or breastfeed foreigners.”
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9 Responses to “Women threaten to breastfeed drivers if they aren’t allowed to drive”

  1. Galoo said

    So this is not April fools?


  2. wahab said

    I personally feel that it is not nice to expose woman with veil to breastfeed the man infront of the crowd.Need the scrutiny in the future.


  3. doctore0 said

    This man is to stupid to drive..


  4. Dave said

    ‘Stupid’ is putting it mildly. He does make a point though. If Saudi women are unable to figure out they must pull the donkey’s ears to turn left or right, they shouldn’t be driving.


  5. doctore0 said

    Islam/Muslims are like.. way behind the west 😉


  6. Dave said

    Good one. Always suspected you had a lighter side…after that Xmas tree thingy. Good to see LDS didn’t get the better of you this year! 😀


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