Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti: ban on women drivers 'protects society from evil'.
Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti made comments after reports that the country planned to loosen the ban on women drivers.
The grand mufti of Saudi Arabia said a ban on women driving in the conservative Gulf state protects society from "evil", in remarks published in the press on Thursday.
Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah al-Sheikh, in a speech delivered Wednesday in the western city of Medina, said the issue of giving women the right to drive should not be "one of society's major concerns".
The kingdom's most senior cleric called for "the matter to be considered from the perspective of protecting society from evil" which, according to him, included letting women drive......