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  Tishrei 4, 5778 , 24/09/17

Saudi cleric says women are 'quarter brained'

A Saudi Arabian cleric who said women should not be allowed to drive because they have a “quarter” of the brainpower of men has been banned from preaching, the government announced on Friday, according to AFP.

The cleric, Saad al-Hijri, was suspended from leading prayers and all other religious activity in the southern province of Asir after he was widely pilloried on social media for his comment.

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