David Frum

02.03.13

'Burkas for Babies' Proposed in Saudi Arabia

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A Saudi Arabian cleric is calling for all female babies to wear the burka, an all-encompassing garment that includes a veil that covers the face. In Saudi Arabia, grown women already wear the burka.

Sheikh Abdullah Daoud issued the fatwa apparently with good intentions: in a television interview on Islamic Al-Majd TV about six months ago, Daoud said that he believed wearing the face veil would protect baby girls from sexual molestation in the kingdom.