Sheikh Abdullah Daoud, a Saudi cleric thinks baby girls should wear burkas! He thinks it will benefit them and will keep them safe from abuse!
Sheikh Abdullah Daoud made the remarks during an interview with Islamic Al-Majd TV last year, but video of the interview recently went viral on social media sites and became a topic of widespread debate and derision.
Needless to say he’s had a massive lash back even from his own fellow men! A large number of Muslims feel his remarks are denigrating Islam.
Sheikh Mohammad Al-Jzlana, a former judge for the Saudi Board of Grievances, spoke with Al Arabiya and condemned Daoud’s statement as a mockery of Islam, and harmful to the religion’s image.
He also appealed to Saudis not to pay attention to unofficial fatwas (religious edicts), and emphasized that such rulings can only be issued by Saudi authorities.
This is what the people on Twitter feel about the madness:
Today's dose of crazy brought to you by Saudi cleric who calls for female babies to wear burka to avoid molestation bit.ly/12iPGWx— Muna Khan (@muna_khan) February 3, 2013
A Saudi cleric is arguing for the clothing female babies with the Burka to make them less attractive. #WTF!!— Ghaffar Hussain (@GhaffarH) February 4, 2013
My My !! What technology they r talking of, #Burka will change the mindset of a prevert.. !!— Dr. Shweta Puri (@drshwetapuri) February 4, 2013
We really do not disagree with them, but people like Sheikh Abdullah Daoud are the bane of every society and just the fact that Muslims and even other Saudi clerics are speaking up against him and his mad proposition is indeed heartening!