February 14, 2016
A traditionalist historian from Saudi Arabia has defended his country’s ban on female drivers, saying that foreign governments which allow women to get behind the wheel don’t care if they are raped.
The presenter pointed out that the show’s other guests appeared “to be in shock,” but Mr Al-Saadoon seemed unperturbed.
“Well, they should listen to me and get used to what society thinks, if they are really so out of touch with it,” he said.
Mr Al-Saadoon later conceded that he was concerned by the idea that some women may be raped by their male chauffeurs, but proposed a solution to that potential problem.
“The solution is to bring in female foreign chauffeurs to drive our wives,” he suggested, at which point the presenter collapsed in a fit of giggles.