Monday, February 04, 2013 4:17 pm
Saudi cleric: Even young girls should be covered
The Associated Press
Sheik Abdullah Daoud made the remarks on the satellite channel al-Majd. He says many viewers watching the program had probably come across instances of sexual harassment as children.
He is not affiliated with the government nor considered a senior sheik.
Judge Mohammed al-Jazlani, a senior sheik, said Monday that such talk denigrates Islam and may push non-Muslims to view Islam negatively. He urged Saudis to ignore unofficial fatwas, or edicts.
Separately, a spokesman for Saudi Arabia's religious police said online that the force can oblige a woman to cover her face "if her eyes are seditious." He did not elaborate.