Saudi women with attractive eyes may be forced to cover them up under a new law in the country.
The ultra-conservative Islamic state has said it has the right to stop women revealing 'tempting' eyes in public.
A proposal to enshrine the measure in law has been tabled, Daily Mail reported Saturday quoting Sheikh Motlab al Nabet, spokesperson for Saudi Arabia's Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice.
Women in Saudi Arabia already have to wear a long black cloak, called an abaya, cover their hair and, in some regions, conceal their faces while in public.
If they do not, they face punishment including fines and public floggings.
The proposal was made after a member of the committee was attracted by a woman's eyes as he walked along a street, provoking a fight, one report on the Bikya Masr news website suggested.
The woman was walking with her husband who ended up being stabbed twice in the hand after the altercation.
The virtue and vice committee has repeatedly been accused of human rights violations. Founded in 1940, its function is to ensure that Islamic laws are not broken in public in Saudi Arabia.
In 2002, the committee refused to allow female students out of a burning school in the holy city of Mecca because they were not wearing correct head cover. The decision is thought to have contributed to the high death toll of 15.
They are also banned from driving by religious edict and cannot travel without authorisation from their male guardians.
Oh, I like the idea that they themselves should be the ones to have to cut it off! Not sure how you could make someone do that to themselves but, wow, poetic justice that would be! It would definitely have more of an impact then someone else cutting off the offending body part
I gotta admit that was hilarious!! But it's actually so sad the measures women have to take just so men wont get "seduced" I mean are saudi men that easily turned on that women have to cover every part of her body?
I got a very weird mind sometimes Humor does often illustrate well the most absurd aspects of humanity. I hate this idea that someone else it responsible for our own actions. That a woman be blamed because a man can't control himself is pathetic.
It would be fair if we could all blame our actions on others. I could say that my local shops package their goods in pretty packages and I just can't help myself, I just have to steal it. It's the fault of the companies for making their goods so darned seductive! Would that work ya think?
Can I blame my bad actions on those they hurt too? Why be responsible for yourself when it's easier to blame your victims for being so easy to victimize? Maybe if I go shoplifting I can blame the shops for having such tempting items on offer when I am too lazy to work for the money to pay for it? How are any of these situations different from the actions of Saudi men?
Why not declare all Saudi men must live in purdah, forbidden to leave the house under any circumstances, so that they may thus avoid all matter of temptation and not be placed in situations where they might become aggressive and violent.
Women can then get on in peace with the business of running the country and the economy.
Yes... Saudi men are very easily aroused!! The sight of an ankle or wrist is enough to get them pointing and salivating... I have seen it!!
The men have no idea as to how to behave around women, in most social situations I have been in where the men have been around women (parties!!) their idea of chatting up a woman is to force them into a corner and not let them past!!
Covering the eyes will never be passed as a law - the religious police have been slowly losing all their power over the last few years and many women now openly show their hair, especially outside Riyadh. You will now see many Saudi women who refuse to cover their faces and hair and will even leave their Abaya unbuttoned to reveal designer clothes underneath, especially in more open cities like Jeddah or Al-Khobar. The religious police are totally unable to enforce the current rules so they would certainly be unable to take a step further backwards with this proposed law when women are being given the vote and are actively campaigning and winning ground to be able to drive.
Just one little story to add before I retire for the evening....
I was in a Saudi dept store with my wife and I just happened to spot a beautiful looking Saudi woman - her Abaya was cut to show off her figure, her gold shone beautifully and her eyes were stunning, even from about 20 feet away...
My wife said to me to go closer and check her out with a wicked look in her eyes too.. lol
So I did - I nearly threw up - The woman stank of a combination of the worst case of body odor and terrible Saudi perfume..... So they know how to protect themselves!!!! lol
Well it depends where your minds at lol. Eyes r the window to the soul,, beautiful and pure. But i suppose some women do have a more "seductive" eyes than others. But i think the same is true with men because i've seen some guys eyes and feel mesmerized and think to myself "wow those are gorgeous eyes" but i never get erotic thoughts.
The Saudi's are Wahabi Muslims and they think all other Muslims are backsliding corrupt Western infidel loving apostates. They also hate anything that might be adopted as a shrine and as a result 90% of the historic Mecca has been demolished. They even demolished a mosque devoted to the Prophet's daughter and build a public toilet in its place. One gets the distinct impression they only tolerate the Hajj and left to them they would demolish the Karba too.
But now the new developments in Mecca are being looked upon as creating new shrines and idols and people are protesting against the new Makkah royal clock tower, the second biggest building in the world that overshadows the Kabba... But at least that will make them lots of money as one of the most expensive hotels in the world..
What I find so sad is that, in the distant past, some of the most tolerant communities with respect to other faiths were Muslim. Perhaps not surprisingly, this was also the period in which the arts, sciences and medicine reached their highest levels of development in Islamic society.
Since then, all I can see is an unremitting descent into darkness.
Perhaps it might have been different if Sufism had been able to establish a firmer hold, rather than being persecuted by the fundamentalists.
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