Saudi Cleric Issues Fatwa Calling For Baby Girls To Wear Burqas To Prevent Rape…
Who knew that an infant dressed in regular clothes meant that the baby was most likely fair game to sexual predators. How does one resolve such an issue as baby rape in the Muslim culture? A fatwa or religious ruling that guides the believers through the minutia of the Koran. For example, a Saudi sheikh can give these rulings or fatwas to mothers to teach them that a baby in a burqa is an unrape-able baby.
Can’t make this stuff up.
Via NY Daily News:A Saudi sheikh has issued a fatwa calling for female babies to wear burqas.
Sheikh Abdullah Daoud, who is not affiliated with the government of Saudi Arabia, made his controversial edict during an interview on the Islamic al-Majd TV that aired six months ago but recently went viral on social networking sites.
According to Daoud, dressing infants and children in the traditional Muslim veils would reduce the sexual molestation of minors, though the cleric did not cite any evidence for his view.
Sheikh Mohammad al-Jzlana, a former judge at the Saudi Board of Grievances, told al-Majd TV that the fatwa was “denigrating to Islam and Shariah and made Islam look bad.”
If I were the dude making the “fatwas” I would declare that raping any baby of any culture, religion or in any type of clothing is a sin against God. But of course, I guess that’s too broad and then I would just be stealing away everyone’s fun for moralities sake.
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Next week, I’m going to be taking a vacation. However, the news stops for no man, so CG and RWN