A Muslim cleric in Saudi Arabia has called on women to wear a full veil, or niqab, that reveals only one eye.
Sheikh Muhammad al-Habadan said showing both eyes encouraged women to use eye make-up to look seductive.I've always wondered why the burden lies with women to dissuade men of their improper biological urges, commonly referred to in religious jargon as lust. (I miss that flaming font)
What the Saudi clerics have discovered, and admitted rather ineptly, is that trying to make women invisible isn't working. There is ample evidence that the experiment in forced modestly has failed. The men of Saudi Arabia simply can't control themselves around women regardless of how covered they are.
Stories of women falling afoul of the law in Saudi Arabia make the news on a regular basis. Whatever mishaps occur between men and women, it's certain that it will be the woman who ends up in prison.
As a result, as a last resort to stem this pernicious tide of desire, the Saudi Religious authorities will have to castrate all of them. It's the only way to be certain that these temptresses are not winking at men and leading them on a path to hell. To paraphrase Jesus, better to cut off something now, than to suffer eternal punishment later For a small number of them who are biologically incorrigible it's a simple additional step to blind them. It's a small price to pay for peace of mind.
I'm dying to hear why this proposal is radical or extremist, other than a fanatical and obsessive devotion to men's rights.
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