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Jun 08, 2005
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Saudi Shura Council Member Proposes to Allow Women to Drive

#733 | 01:00
Source: Al-Arabiya TV (Dubai/Saudi Arabia)

The following are experts from an interview with member of the Saudi Shura Council Muhammad Aal Zulfa, which aired on Al-'Arabiya TV on June 8, 2005.

Zulfa: I wasn't expecting all this uproar over something which is merely an idea. I proposed study the possibility of allowing Saudi women to drive cars.

Host: Would you, Dr. Muhammad Aal Al-Zulfa allow your wife drive a car?

Zulfa: Absolutely.

I think that if something happened to me, she would be the best person to take me to the hospital, or in any other circumstances when I couldn't drive, and she is capable of driving.

Host: And the same goes for your daughters, when they reach the right age.

Zulfa: Yes, I hope that she would drive her car, instead of some foreigner driving her and her children around.

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