Too hot to handle! Saudi cleric warns that women's use of air-conditioners calls for "moral depravities"

Too hot to handle! Saudi cleric warns that women's use of air-conditioners calls for "moral depravities"
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Published May 23rd, 2013 - 07:00 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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It's getting hot in here! Saudi women might have to head to the beach for a refreshing breeze since Saudi cleric issued a fatwa against air-conditioners!
It's getting hot in here! Saudi women might have to head to the beach for a refreshing breeze since Saudi cleric issued a fatwa against air-conditioners!
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A self-proclaimed Saudi cleric said that if women turn on air-conditioners at home in their husband's absence could lead to moral depravities.

The man claiming to be Salafist-Wahhibist cleric posted on Twitter that if any woman turns on the cooler ventilator in the absence of her husband, someone might notice her presence home and this might bring about immorality.

Salafists and Wahhibists are ultra-conservatives of Sunni Muslims hailing from Saudi Arabia and have issued frequent fatwas in the past.

According to the Washington Times, in an earlier incident another cleric claiming to be of the Salafist sect posted on YouTube a video claiming rape of non-Sunni and non-Muslim women as acceptable

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