This story is so disturbing, because it assumes that women are always to blame for men's inability to control their behaviors. A cleric in Saudi Arabia has issued a fatwa demanding that even infant girls wear burkas so that they aren't victims of sexual molestation.
It's bad enough that they demand that girls wear burkas once they reach puberty. It's bad enough that women are considered minors in that extreme version of Islam. But to suggest that baby girls must be covered from head to toe so that Muslim men aren't tempted to rape them? That's a sign that there's something terribly wrong with the men in that culture, and I'd suggest that it's their religion that corrupts them.
My question is, then, in line with similar ones I've asked before. How much do we excuse in the name of religion? Isn't it clear that women and girls are not given any choice in these situations? Is that acceptable because it's what their religion decrees?Answer Question
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Answer by Anonymous at 1:43 AM on Feb. 5, 2013
This article is based on one cleric. He hardly represents an entire religious community. I'm no fan of Saudi Arabia for many reasons however one persons opinion doesn't deserve this much focus in the news.
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