In a "scientific" report written with Professor Kamal Subhi, formerly of King Fahd University, scholars of the Majlis al-Ifta' al-A'ala, Saudi Arabia's highest religious council, say allowing Saudi women to drive would lead to a scarcity of virgins.
The report which was presented to the Shura Council, Saudi Arabia's legislative body, soon after Shaima Jastaniya, a 34-year-old woman was sentenced to 10 lashes after being caught driving in Jeddah, warned of the dire consequences to Saudi Arabia of allowing women behind the wheel. The scholars, according to Daily Mail, warned the Shura Council that repealing the ban on women driving would "provoke a surge in prostitution, pornography, homosexuality and divorce."
The report warned the legislative body that repealing the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia would result in "no more virgins." The report predicted that virgins would be extinct in Saudi Arabia in ten years if women were allowed to drive. The report supported its conclusion by pointing to the "moral decline" in other Muslim countries in which women are allowed to drive.