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Arab science? "Study" links women, cars, virginity, pornography and homosexuality

Here we go, a perfect example of the state of science (and higher education) among certain of the Arab Muslim states:

Repealing a ban on women drivers in Saudi Arabia would result in ‘no more virgins’, the country’s religious council has warned.

A ‘scientific’ report claims relaxing the ban would also see more Saudis – both men and women – turn to homosexuality and pornography.

The startling conclusions were drawn by Muslim scholars at the Majlis al-Ifta’ al-A’ala, Saudi Arabia’s highest religious council, working in conjunction with Kamal Subhi, a former professor at the King Fahd University.

“Scientific”?  Sounds like the global warming alarmists.

This is the perversion of science and academia.  Not that we don’t see our share of it here.  I mean in some places you can take seminars on “The Simpsons” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and get college credits.  But that’s just the usual absurdity to be found in US universities, where useless degrees cost an arm and a leg and those who produce them brag about what they do.

This is the coupling of a religion with “science” and finding exactly what the religion – or their flavor of it – demands they find.  It is used as a tool of oppression.

Science?  This is about as scientific as applying leaches for a cure, and rooted in about the same century.

Their report assessed the possible impact of repealing the ban in Saudi Arabia, the only country in the world where women are not allowed behind the wheel.

It was delivered to all 150 members of the Shura Council, the country’s legislative body.

Who, I’m sure, all nodded to each other sagely and were just thrilled to have “science” on their side as the all male body decided women should remain in their place – in the cave, er, tent, er, well, out of sight.  Because it is clear they can’t control themselves if they drive:

In the report Professor Subhi described sitting in a coffee shop in an unnamed Arab state.

‘All the women were looking at me,’ he wrote. ‘One made a gesture that made it clear she was available… this is what happens when women are allowed to drive.’

And, of course, the repercussions of allowing that would be horrible:

The report warns that allowing women to drive would ‘provoke a surge in prostitution, pornography, homosexuality and divorce’.

Within ten years of the ban being lifted, the report’s authors claim, there would be ‘no more virgins’ in the Islamic kingdom.

By the way, my bet is the “gesture” the old goat got had nothing to do with “availability”.

~McQ

Twitter: @McQandO

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20 Responses to Arab science? "Study" links women, cars, virginity, pornography and homosexuality

  • So if women can drive, they will become homosexuals.

    I.

    see.

    Well, the wife and I are going to have to discuss this after she drives home from work tonight, you betcha. She’s gos some splainin to do Lucy.

    Mustn’t judge, it’s all equal, just different, you know.

  • Isn’t Saudi culture, like Afghan culture, one where adult men bugger boys because they don’t have access to women?

    Seems to me that women driving would solve more problems than it creates.

    • @martinmcphillips (The mythical) “They” say the do goats too.

      Just In: The Senate on Thursday evening voted 93-7 to approve a defense authorization bill that includes a provision which not only repeals the military law on sodomy, it also repeals the military ban on sex with animals–or bestiality.

  • We don’t want to be called “anti-science.” Afterall, “the science is settled.”

  • Well if they can get it published in a peer-reviewed journal it is settled (by today’s standard), which means the UN and Obama will subsidize it and sleepy universities will teach it as another subject in comparative navelgazing. Which means another angel will get its wings, errr, prof will get tenure and civilization will take one step closer to collapse under its own weight of pointless ennui. If I was already falling from a plane I’d happily declare this a win-win outcome.

  • From this I am able to state, with authority, women do not drive in Paradise.

  • According to Erb, this type of thinking is a “necessary and exciting” development for the Arab world….

    • @The Shark Don’t be afraid. This is clearly a youthful globalized movement that looks like misogynistic nonsense to you irrational patriphobic righties but clearly will move the region into the 25th century along with us polisci pros and Buck Rogers.

    • @The Shark The fact Saudi Arabia is moving towards allowing women to drive is important. Yeah, the conservatives want to prevent that (conservatives always stand in the way of progress you know), but I think they’ll lose.

      • @scotterb Captain Erb Sir, post about foreign land sighted sir.
        Is it (shudder) a rightwing blog?
        Sir, yes sir.
        So they think they can challenge the USS MooseGoose again… Very well. Ensign, how much information have we on the target country?
        Sir, one Tintin comic and a Michael Moore movie about the Booooosh family.
        Excellent, we are more prepared than usual! Close to attack range.
        Sir, in range now.
        Load a torpedo of trivial truth.
        Sir, loaded.
        Fire on my mark. Fire.
        Torpedo away sir.
        Sir, torpedo has gone astern of target and struck a ferry load of drunk Swedish shoppers.
        Nevermind, their high taxes and excellent welfare system will save them.
        Yes sir, they do not seem to have noticed being struck by our trivial truth.
        Nevermind that, what is thr target doing?
        Sir, they appear to be making historical references.
        Damn them and their insolence. Can you make out any higher education among them?
        Sir, a couple of doctorates, a masters or two and assorted other degrees.
        Damn it man, are there any polsci grads there?
        No sir.
        Then we still have the upper hand.
        Sir! We have taken damage from a sarcasm charge. Something about you being a throwback to the racist paternalism of Rousseau.
        Come to surface and begin bombardment with quotes from my LP collection.
        Coming to surface. Sir we are taking multiple hits with relevant historical information.
        Impossible. They are lizardbrain irrational cryptoconservolibs. Hit them with a non-sequitur rocket.
        Sir, we lost the Tintin comic!
        Shit, get me a link to my blog, we must patch this gaping hole on my argument.
        Sir, blog link will be ready in 6 minutes, it’s a bit slow trawling through the Rush lyrics.
        Damnation. Hit them with a reference to Italy and the spiritual connection of Islam to the Large Hadron Collider.
        Sir, they say it is but a flesh wound. I think they’re returning sarcasm fire again. And one of them has collapsed in hysterics over your bad physics trolling.
        Thr insolence! Prepare to board! All hands on deck. Get me my degree and an episode of the Simpsons.
        Sir, today’s kids don’t watch the Simpsons. They’re just “humoring the old dude, dude”.

        Close to attack range. Prepare torpedo of trivial truth.
        But sir, we already…
        I said do it! Non compos mentis, remember the motto my doe-eyed youthful companion.
        Sir, multiple hull breachs. No power. We’re sinking, it’s over.
        No retreat no surrender! Vote Obamaaaaaa!

      • Captain Erb Sir, post about foreign land sighted sir.
        Is it (shudder) a rightwing blog?
        Sir, yes sir.
        So they think they can challenge the USS MooseGoose again… Very well. Ensign, how much information have we on the target country?
        Sir, one Tintin comic and a Michael Moore movie about the Booooosh family.
        Excellent, we are more prepared than usual! Close to attack range.
        Sir, in range now.
        Load a torpedo of trivial truth.
        Sir, loaded.
        Fire on my mark. Fire.
        Torpedo away sir.
        Sir, torpedo has gone astern of target and struck a ferry load of drunk Swedish shoppers.
        What?? Swedes do not avoid sales taxes and go bargain hunting! They are good social democrats like me. Nevermind, their high taxes and excellent welfare system will save them.
        Yes sir, they do not seem to have noticed being struck by our trivial truth and are continuing on course to Kiel.
        Nevermind that, what is the target doing?
        Sir, they appear to be making historical references.
        Damn them and their insolence. Can you make out any higher education among them?
        Sir, a couple of doctorates, a masters or two and assorted other degrees.
        Damn it man, are there any polsci grads there?
        No sir.
        Then we still have the upper hand.

        • Sir! We have taken damage from a sarcasm charge. Something about you being a throwback to the racist paternalism of Rousseau.
          Come to surface and begin bombardment with quotes from my LP collection.
          Coming to surface. Sir we are taking multiple hits with relevant historical information.
          Impossible. They are lizardbrain irrational cryptoconservolibs, they have no conception of history. Hit them with a non-sequitur rocket.
          Sir, we lost the Tintin comic!
          Shit, get me a link to my blog, we must patch this gaping hole in my argument by link-whoring.
          Sir, blog link will be ready in 6 minutes, it’s a bit slow trawling through the Rush lyrics.
          Damnation. Hit them with a diversionary reference to Italy and the spiritual connection of Islam to the Large Hadron Collider. Maybe we can impress them into a false sense of security.
          Sir, they say it is but a flesh wound. One of them says “Check out the big brain on goal-post head”. I think they’re returning pop culture references. And one of them has collapsed in hysterics over your bad physics trolling.
          Thr insolence! Prepare to board! All hands on deck. Get me my degree and an episode of the Simpsons.
          Sir, today’s kids don’t watch the Simpsons. They’re just “humoring the old dude, dude”.

      • Close to attack range. Prepare torpedo of trivial truth.
        But sir, we already…
        I said do it! Non compos mentis, remember the motto my doe-eyed youthful companion.
        Sir, multiple hull breachs. No power. We’re sinking, it’s over.
        No retreat no surrender! Vote Obamaaaaaa!

      • Close to attack range. Prepare torpedo of trivial truth.

        But sir, we already…

        I said do it! Non compos mentis, remember the motto my doe-eyed youthful companion.
        Sir, multiple hull breachs. No power. We’re sinking, it’s over.
        No retreat no surrender! Vote Obamaaaaaa!

        • @DocD “Load a torpedo of trivial truth.”

          Well, it works with bored undergraduates. Especially when delivered with just the right tone of “dispensing wisdom” style condescension. And most especially when it contains a subtle slam at conservatives.

          (When pressed, he’ll explain indignantly that “of course” he didn’t mean to equate religious fundamentalists in Saudi Arabia with conservatives here. But that’s only if challenged after he’s planted his dig. Referring to them as fundamentalists in the first place, when he can get his dig in at conservatives instead, never occurs to him.)

        • Well done, Doc. Lol.

  • So, from the “inventors” of mathematics (per Obama)…

    1+ 1 = uh-oh…!?!?!?

    I might have to see the formula and proof for that….

  • If the muslim nations were only about one hundred years behind the west, then that would not be a big problem. But they seem to be about 700 years behind and moving backward.