Veils for baby girls sparks outrage in Saudi Arabia

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baby veilsA Saudi cleric has said baby girls should be veiled to avoid sexual harassment, in remarks broadcast on television that sparked outrage in the conservative kingdom.

“Girls should wear the veil from the age of two,” said Abdullah Daoud on Islamic television Al-Majd, adding that Saudis should follow the example of South Asian countries.

“If a girl is sexually desired, her parents should cover her face and force her to wear veil,” to protect her against perverts, he said.

Practicing Muslims believe that girls must begin wearing head covers such as the veil from the age of puberty.

Daoud’s comments, in an interview which was posted on the Internet, sparked an outcry across social networks and the local press, with prominent cleric Salman al-Audah joining the protests.

“We hope that these aberrant statements will not be exaggerated and taken as fatwa (religious edict),” Audah told AFP on Tuesday.

Saudi columnist Badria al-Bisher slammed Daoud for his proposal of veiling little girls, “instead of proposing a stern law curbing sexual harassment, and school and media awareness campaigns.”

Saudi tweeters also vented their fury.

“What level of moral deterioration have such people reached?” asked lawyer Abdulrahman al-Lahim on Twitter, claiming that “sex obsession” is behind such statements.

“The best solution is to exile women, old or young, to remote countries, as long as we have men acting like animals,” wrote female Saudi journalist Halima Muthffar on Twitter.

Women in Saudi Arabia are deprived of many rights that are considered basic elsewhere, including the right to drive, and cannot travel without proper authorisation from their male guardians.

GP

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26 responses to “Veils for baby girls sparks outrage in Saudi Arabia”

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar

    Did you ever get the feeling that ALL ‘SUPREMES’ have problems controlling their frequent urges?

    Why not just drop baby girls into a black bag the moment they pop out?? That should add to ‘the mystery’ that surrounds them … and keep the boys hungrily guessing exactly what it is they are supposed to call a ‘wife’ some day in future. I imagine the ‘cafe’ chats among the unemployed youth:
    ‘I am lucky … daddy picked a good one for me. Whatever it is, it is only using 4 yards of cloth a month.’
    ‘Really? You bastard. I have to buy 7 !!! I tell you, we don’t need women at all … there should be a law!’

  2. 5thDrawer Avatar

    Did you ever get the feeling that ALL ‘SUPREMES’ have problems controlling their frequent urges?

  3. 5thDrawer Avatar

    Looks like a deer caught in the headlights. Immobilized.

    1. what does the grand mufti of egypt have to to say about this crap? oh i forgot saudia arabia is a “moderate” arab country

  4. 5thDrawer Avatar

    Looks like a deer caught in the headlights. Immobilized.

    1. what does the grand mufti of egypt have to to say about this crap? oh i forgot saudia arabia is a “moderate” arab country

  5. Fauzia45 Avatar

    This is indeed pathetic!!!!

  6. Fauzia45 Avatar

    This is indeed pathetic!!!!

  7. Disgusting and Despicable man. What is this lowlife’s thought process, and what goes through his mind that causes him to even think about the possibility of sexual harassment when he looks at and/or thinks about baby girls? If this lowlife was living in the U.S. would he have been the poster boy of some pervert living in a trailer park, kidnaps a young girl and you know the rest of the story…?

    When will these people ever learn, and why should they even be respected?

    1. Patience2 Avatar

      Well, actually, they shouldn’t.

  8. Disgusting and Despicable man. What is this lowlife’s thought process, and what goes through his mind that causes him to even think about the possibility of sexual harassment when he looks at and/or thinks about baby girls? If this lowlife was living in the U.S. would he have been the poster boy of some pervert living in a trailer park, kidnaps a young girl and you know the rest of the story…?

    When will these people ever learn, and why should they even be respected?

    1. Patience2 Avatar

      Well, actually, they shouldn’t.

  9. Constantin7 Avatar
    Constantin7

    Thank God that I am not Saudi or live in Saudi Arabia….Place of the ultimate ignorance in the WORLD.

  10. Constantin7 Avatar
    Constantin7

    Thank God that I am not Saudi or live in Saudi Arabia….Place of the ultimate ignorance in the WORLD.

  11. These dumb Clerics come up with the craziest things…

  12. These dumb Clerics come up with the craziest things…

  13. so Saudi men let the parents of the child know if they find the desirable giving the parents a choice of veil or we will rape your child? Are Muslim really this barbaric that they see any any female as a sex object that they cannot resist.

    1. FreetheME1 Avatar
      FreetheME1

      Not all Muslims, only Salifi/Wahabi animals.

  14. so Saudi men let the parents of the child know if they find the desirable giving the parents a choice of veil or we will rape your child? Are Muslim really this barbaric that they see any any female as a sex object that they cannot resist.

    1. FreetheME1 Avatar
      FreetheME1

      Not all Muslims, only Salifi/Wahabi animals.

  15. disqus_e68VGiBKGC Avatar
    disqus_e68VGiBKGC

    instead the take this perv to fail they do what he say look at the poor child she look scared ,she must saying on here heart why on earth i born in this shit country

  16. disqus_e68VGiBKGC Avatar
    disqus_e68VGiBKGC

    instead the take this perv to fail they do what he say look at the poor child she look scared ,she must saying on here heart why on earth i born in this shit country

  17. Hannibal Avatar

    Look at the bright side… She won’t catch a cold.
    Now back to our perverts… We should cover our altar boys rather than lock up a few sick priests… he he

  18. Hannibal Avatar

    Look at the bright side… She won’t catch a cold.
    Now back to our perverts… We should cover our altar boys rather than lock up a few sick priests… he he

  19. williamgel Avatar
    williamgel

    This begs the real question….why would 2-year girls be sexually harassed at all and why doesn’t the cleric see THAT as the big crime here that needs to be addressed?

  20. williamgel Avatar
    williamgel

    This begs the real question….why would 2-year girls be sexually harassed at all and why doesn’t the cleric see THAT as the big crime here that needs to be addressed?

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