Saudi Arabia’s Moral Police: We Need to Stop Arresting Women for Driving Because That’s Not Really a Crime

Saudi Arabia’s Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice have been warned by the Saudi Police to not “interpret cases or commit offenses related to the prosecution of women on charges of driving cars” as it is a social, not legal, restriction that women not be allowed to drive cars in the country:

This stock photo exists. Just sayin’.

Even without any specific law against women driving, women who defied the prohibition have been arrested by the country’s regular police department and put on trial on charges that include causing public disturbance.

Islamic sharia does not have a text forbidding women driving,” said Al al-Sheikh, who was appointed by King Abdullah last year to head the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, the formal name of the religious police.

I think the FFRF said it best:


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