February 03, 2013
Saudi Cleric Issues Fatwa: Babies Should Wear Burkas So They Won't Be So Tempting
("A little too much skin exposed there, kid...")
(Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit)
From al Arabiya News:
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.[...]
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.
I think Islam started to look bad when Muhammad married a six year old. And I'm sure the beheadings, the rapes, and legitimized child abuse doesn't make it look so hot either. If you think this one fatwa is what makes it look bad, you haven't been paying attention.