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Saudi Cleric Wants Female Babies to Wear Burkas

By Eowyn @DrEowyn

dementorsl to r: Muslim women in burqks; a demonic Dementor

More evidence that radical Muslims are batsh*t crazy.

It’s not enough that they encase their women in head-to-toe burkas so that they resemble those demonic Dementors in Harry Potter, now an Islamic cleric in Saudi Arabia wants burkas on female babies too.


Sheikh “LooneyTunes” Daoud

Barney Henderson reports for the UK’s The Telegraph, Feb. 4, 2013:

Sheikh Abdullah Daoud said all female newborns should wear a full face veil in an interview with an Islamic television station.

He told al-Majd TV that wearing a burka would stop incidents of sexual attacks on babies, and tried to support his claim by quoting unnamed medical and security sources.

The interview took place last year, but it was picked up by Al Arabiya news and social media websites at the weekend, provoking outrage and comments that such claims damage the reputation of Saudi Arabia and Islam.

Sheikh Mohammad al-Jzlana, a former judge at the Saudi Board of Grievances, urged Muslims to ignore “unregulated” fatwas and said the ruling was “denigrating to Islam and Shariah and made Islam look bad”.

Sheikh Jzlana said that he felt sad whenever he sees a family walking around with a veiled baby, describing it as an injustice to children.

Sheikh Daoud is not affiliated with the government nor considered a senior sheikh.

The plight of women in Saudi Arabia received a boost last month when King Abdullah appointed women to the country’s senior representative state body for the first time.

The religiously conservative kingdom’s monarch heralded the change in two royal decrees stating that the Shura Council, which advises the government on legislation, should have 20 per cent female membership, meaning 30 women will sit on the 150-person council.

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H/t BritCapitalist!


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