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Saudi Arabia - Cleric Shocks In Call For Baby Burkas

Published on: February 6, 2013 10:32 PM
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Saudi Arabia - A cleric has called for female babies to wear the full-body burka in order to prevent sexual molestation.

In an interview on Saudi Arabia’s Al-Majd station, Sheikh Abdullah Daoud explained that sexual molestation of babies was common in the country and cited unnamed medical and security sources, according to a report on the Al-Arabiya website.

The interview was originally posted on the Internet in April 2012, but recently started to get attention on social networks in the kingdom, where some have been criticizing the ruling. Al- Arabiya reported that another distinguished cleric, Sheikh Muhammad al-Jzlana, complained that it made Islam look bad, and that people should ignore unauthorized fatwas and only follow those sanctioned by Saudi authorities.

In a video clip of the interview, which was posted on the MEMRI website, Daoud says that the custom of wearing a hijab (head covering) has precedents in eastern Asia, where girls start wearing the hijab at the age of two.

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He goes on to say, “We want this too. We do not want to see revealing and shameful clothing, especially when girls start to develop and fill out, and show signs of beauty, and so on. You find that she is in a state of exposure and nudity. I think we know that there are fatwas that forbid this, even if they have not yet reached the stage of puberty. Whenever the girl is an object of desire, the parents have the duty to cover her up with a hijab.”

One of the scriptural roots of covering women comes from Koran 24:31, which states: “And tell the believing women to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment, except that which [necessarily] appears thereof, and to wrap [a portion of] their headcovers over their chests and not expose their adornment.”


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 Feb 06, 2013 at 10:55 PM A Says:

It isn't letting people see a girl baby's face that gets her molested, it's sick perverts that will molest a baby no matter how covered up she is. Animals.

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 Feb 06, 2013 at 11:57 PM Anonymous Says:

This guy should relocate to meah sheaarim....he would fit right in since his focus is on suboridinating women from birth with his own religous meshugaas and project his own deviate tendencies on the general population. We could make him the honorary chairman of the local Tzinius Enforcement Committee.

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 Feb 07, 2013 at 02:11 AM victorg Says:

And what, if they don't do they get stoned to death.

Between this and jihad and Ramadan, methinks were I born a Moslem I would convert to be anything else! ברוך שלא השני גוי

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 Feb 07, 2013 at 04:29 AM Anon Ibid Opcit Says:

Other articles covering the same story have included an important aspect. The Kingdom's official religious clerics and Muslim scholars from all over the world have been unanimous in their condemnation of this opinion.

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 Feb 07, 2013 at 04:56 AM Anonymous Says:

These religious fanatics are trying to bring mankind back to the middle ages. There is something very alien and dark and unnatural about these people.

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 Feb 07, 2013 at 05:36 AM yaakov doe Says:

So very cute

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 Feb 07, 2013 at 06:39 AM Avrohom Abba Says:

Typical!
Blame it on these infants! Evidently many holy Muslim men are attrated to these babies and therefore, don't change the men, don't teach the men, don't educate them about control!
Instead, change the babies.

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 Feb 07, 2013 at 07:41 AM monalisa Says:

He sounds a bit too interested in girls' development. Maybe the authorities should take a closer look at his activities. These people are really sick.

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 Feb 07, 2013 at 07:55 AM Anonymous Says:

Uhhh have u all noticed that all the Jewish magazines won't post pics of baby girls, only baby boys? Ummmmm......???????

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 Feb 07, 2013 at 08:18 AM כל הפוםל במומו פוסל Says:

"... it made Islam look bad ..."
Huh? ... and ordering people to become violent over a cartoon doesn't?!

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 Feb 07, 2013 at 09:25 AM busy Says:

That's crazy!! That would be like Jewish magazines not publishing pictures of 3 year old girls next to their click menorah creations!! Oh wait, they don't.....

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 Feb 07, 2013 at 09:28 AM Ahuvah54 Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Uhhh have u all noticed that all the Jewish magazines won't post pics of baby girls, only baby boys? Ummmmm......???????

Your statement is not at all accurate, but it does cast aspersions on our motives. Look. *Most* people are normal. Some people are monsters. It has been that way since for-evah.

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 Feb 07, 2013 at 11:46 AM savtat Says:

Talk about insanity

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 Feb 07, 2013 at 12:03 PM Benabenja Says:

So ridiculous that it becomes funny. Poor little muslim girls. It's stunning this sheikh acknowledges that baby molestation is common in their country. Does it show how unbalanced islam is?

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 Feb 07, 2013 at 12:32 PM chicagomaven Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Uhhh have u all noticed that all the Jewish magazines won't post pics of baby girls, only baby boys? Ummmmm......???????

Even much worse was an ad for a toy store that sold costumes for Purim and the girl's faces were covered so that you could not see them. If you saw it you would either laugh or cry; it was that bad.

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 Feb 07, 2013 at 02:45 PM A Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Uhhh have u all noticed that all the Jewish magazines won't post pics of baby girls, only baby boys? Ummmmm......???????

Yes, and I cancelled all my subscriptions and don't read any of those magazines anymore. It's become a sickness with people who think they need to be more frum than the Torah requires.

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 Feb 07, 2013 at 06:25 PM Anonymous Says:

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Ahuvah54 Says:

Your statement is not at all accurate, but it does cast aspersions on our motives. Look. *Most* people are normal. Some people are monsters. It has been that way since for-evah.

I am # 9- I challenge u to tell me why my statement is so inaccurate. It's absolutely accurate! I live out of town and every time I go to Monsey and read the community connections I'm baffled that they blur out little girls faces-including baby girls. Now, I've seen it with my own two eyes so I await your response telling me how inaccurate I am.

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 Feb 08, 2013 at 05:56 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #9  
Anonymous Says:

Uhhh have u all noticed that all the Jewish magazines won't post pics of baby girls, only baby boys? Ummmmm......???????

My neighbor sews together the V or scooped neckline on her baby daughter's T shirts. I saw her sewing on the porch and asked her what she was making. This was her reply.The baby is 1. But her children have a heightened awareness og tsniut becuase on another occasion her 4 yo girl on her own informed me that her new baby sister is not always tsniusdik (maybe when they were changing her diaper?). I agree with tsniut 100% but yes I must say this seems more a matter of the perceptions of the adult and their need to wash out their minds.

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 Feb 08, 2013 at 11:21 AM PaulinSaudi Says:

Just for those of you who are wondering, yes everyday Saudis roll their eyes and laugh when these folks say stuff like this.

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