Saudi Cleric Bans Women From Using â€˜Immoralâ€™ AC A supposed Saudi cleric has warned against women using air conditioning, calling the modern convenience â€œimmoralâ€ when used by women in the absence of their husbands.The cleric was identified on Twitter as Abul Ala, and he claims to be a Salafist-Wahhabist cleric. Salafist-Wahhabists are ultra-conservative Sunni Muslims from Saudi Arabia, and frequently issue fatwas. For that reason weâ€™ll play softball with this supposed cleric. Anyway, Abul Ala supposedly decreed that â€turning on the cooler ventilator is prohibited for women in the absence of their husbandsâ€ because â€œthe womanâ€™s act is very dangerous, and may bring about immorality in the society. When she turns the cooler on, someone may notice her presence home, and this might bring about immorality.â€Iran-based Al-Alam news reported the story, and noted that Salafist-Wahhabists â€have a distorted reading of Islamâ€ and furthermore, that their rulings are â€œincompatible with common sense.â€ Thatâ€™s from Iranâ€™s state-run media, so that should give you some indication as to where the Salafist-Wahhabists fall in the Muslim food chain. These types of bizarre decrees are common from the sect, as well.In April, one such cleric called Skeikh Yasit al-Aklawni posted a video to YouTube claiming that the rape of non-Sunni and non-Muslim women is totally fine by Koran standards. He claimed: â€œlegitimate fatwa for Muslims waging war against Mr. Assad and trying to put in place a Sharia government to capture and have sex with Alawites and other non-Sunni, non-Muslim women.â€Interestingly, Abdul Latif Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh, the senior religious authority in Saudi Arabia, has actually cautioned against the use of Twitter, which was how Abul Ala was identified. He said that any Saudi who uses Twitter â€œhas lost this world and his afterlife,â€ so if Abul Ala has been using the microblog, weâ€™ve got a genuine religious disagreement on our hands. How air conditioning is forbidden and Twitter is allowed, well â€¦ weâ€™re confused, to say the least. What do you think? Is the Saudi clericâ€™s warning against women using air conditioning legitimate?