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Babies are sex objects? If not, why would they have to cover up? And don’t think this is just in Muslim countries. I took the above photo [click to enlarge] on Madison Avenue.

~ Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs, remarking on the recent controversy of a Muslim cleric declaring a fatwa that all “female babies to be fully covered by wearing the face veil.” Quoting Al Arabiya News, February 3:

A Saudi cleric has called for all female babies to be fully covered by wearing the face veil, commonly known as the burka, citing reports of little girls being sexually molested.

In a TV interview on the Islamic al-Majd TV, which seems to date back to mid-last year, Sheikh Abdullah Daoud, stressed that wearing the veil will protect baby girls. The Sheikh tried to back his assertion with claims of sexual molestation against babies in the kingdom, quoting unnamed medical and security sources….

Sheikh Mohammad al-Jzlana, former judge at the Saudi Board of Grievances, told Al Arabiya that Dauod’s ruling was denigrating to Islam and Shariah and made Islam look bad.

[HT: Laura Loo]