The ludicrous restrictions Saudi women may have to worry about now is going out in public exposing only one eye for fear that their eye makeup will “seduce” men.
The BBC reports:
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.
The question of how much of her face a woman should cover is a controversial topic in many Muslim societies.
The niqab is more common in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf, but women in much of the Muslim Middle East wear a headscarf which covers only their hair.
Sheikh Habadan, an ultra-conservative cleric who is said to have wide influence among religious Saudis, was answering questions on the Muslim satellite channel al-Majd.
The Sheikh needs more than a lesson or two in Islam 101 – even God hasn’t ordained women to cover their faces and actually prohibits it when Muslim women make their pilgrimage to the Kabba in Mecca. It’s unnerving to even ponder what other type of ignorance will be breed within such Wahabi misogynists.