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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 02:23 PM

 

“Burkas for babies”: Saudi cleric’s new fatwa causes controversy

A Saudi cleric has called for all female babies to be fully covered by wearing the face veil, commonly known as the burka, citing reports of little girls being sexually molested.

In a TV interview on the Islamic al-Majd TV, which seems to date back to mid-last year, Sheikh Abdullah Daoud, stressed that wearing the veil will protect baby girls. The Sheikh tried to back his assertion with claims of sexual molestation against babies in the kingdom, quoting unnamed medical and security sources.

Recently picked up on social media, Sheikh Dauod’s statement prompted wide condemnation from his fellow Saudis on Twitter. Some tweeps called for the Sheikh to be held accountable because his ruling denigrates Islam and breaches individual privacy.

Sheikh Mohammad al-Jzlana, former judge at the Saudi Board of Grievances, told Al Arabiya that Dauod’s ruling was denigrating to Islam and Shariah and made Islam look bad.

http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2013/02/03/264031.html

Glad to see some sane Saudis are telling this guy how crazy that statement is.

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Reply “Burkas for babies”: Saudi cleric’s new fatwa causes controversy (Original post)
dkf Feb 2013 OP
Cleita Feb 2013 #1
annabanana Feb 2013 #12
Cleita Feb 2013 #13
annabanana Feb 2013 #15
Cleita Feb 2013 #16
annabanana Feb 2013 #17
Cleita Feb 2013 #18
tblue37 Feb 2013 #2
etherealtruth Feb 2013 #4
enough Feb 2013 #7
MANative Feb 2013 #11
gollygee Feb 2013 #14
Arkansas Granny Feb 2013 #3
msongs Feb 2013 #5
riderinthestorm Feb 2013 #6
Politicalboi Feb 2013 #8
bluestate10 Feb 2013 #10
840high Feb 2013 #9
smirkymonkey Feb 2013 #19

Response to dkf (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 02:28 PM

1. It just gets worse doesn't it?

How do the women in those places fight the men? With all this talk of guns for protection, which I'm not in favor of because it creates a fictional security that isn't true, in this country, I would be in favor of arming all the women of those backwards countries into a real trained militia to fight the men who so blatantly take their human rights and humanity from them.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 04:35 PM

12. REALLY concealed carry, I guess.. . . n/t

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Response to annabanana (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:16 PM

13. Really? I don't think concealed carry would constitute a militia.

I'm talking of trained armies of women to protect themselves and others from the men who would gang rape them, set them on fire, honor kill them and any number of abuses these women endure endlessly at the hands of the men in those countries where women are considered property. I think they would think twice if confronted with trained female soldiers who are protecting the women they have abused. It's not always wrong to pick up arms in a just cause. I just don't see any reason for us in the USA to carry guns for some imagined need for protection.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #13)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:19 PM

15. I'm just saying that in this case

that burka might come in handy

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Response to annabanana (Reply #15)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:22 PM

16. Well that would be a guerilla army, not a bad idea in certain circumstances, but I'm more in

favor of the women of those countries openly showing their strengths and that strength has to be not only in numbers but also in fighting power. That fighting power would include weaponry.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #16)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:28 PM

17. gotcha.. but how

to get there? Especially when it is so deeply ingrained in the culture?

Think we have a "blame the victim" mentality here? ("She shouldn't have been out alone/dressed like that/at night" etc.)

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Response to annabanana (Reply #17)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:35 PM

18. It will be up to these women to do it for themselves or for women in

neighboring more advanced countries to help those who want change to get there. Remember the Abu Ghraib woman General, I believe her name was Janice Karpinsky? She wrote in her book about training women as soldiers in one of the Arab Emirate countries. I forget which one. The wife of one of the Sheiks wanted a trained women's army because when the regular army went to war in other countries, there was no one at home to protect them and she thought the women could then be mobilized if needed to fight an invasion. I've never heard anything about it since then, but it could be a start in one of the more advanced countries like that one and they could probably train refugees from other countries to go home and start something there.

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Response to dkf (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 02:28 PM

2. But no crazier than requiring older females to

be invisible behind robes and veils. In both cases, the girl child or woman is held responsible for the man's inability to behave like a human being with even the slightest control over his urge to hump anything female.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 02:36 PM

4. That is exactly it

Females are held accountable for any deviant act perpetrated against them!

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 02:49 PM

7. +1 thanks (nt)

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 04:34 PM

11. + 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 n/t

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:18 PM

14. Yep

It's the exact same thing.

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Response to dkf (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 02:35 PM

3. Maybe if they had harsher penalties than those allowed

by their laws, it might act as a better deterrent. See this story which is on DU front page:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022304607

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Response to dkf (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 02:38 PM

5. peculiar how men are not required to wear any of this stuff nt

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Response to dkf (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 02:40 PM

6. This is wrong on so many levels...





I don't even know where to START to address the cultural deformity of this type of Islam without ruining my perfectly good mood right now. Just grotesque thought processes, attitudes, culture and wrong on every level.

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Response to dkf (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:18 PM

8. They are becoming the GOP

Somebody should tell them they are embarrassing themselves. To quote Paul Ryan, "Rape is another way of conception" that's all.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:48 PM

10. Yes. Blaming perversion on victims. That sounds like the GOP. nt

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Response to dkf (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:41 PM

9. He's nuts.

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Response to dkf (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:41 PM

19. OK. This right here is just really fucked up.

I'm sorry but I happen to think that Islam is even more f-ed up than Christianity.

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