Women in Saudi Arabia who have “sexy eyes” will be forced to cover them up, a spokesperson representing the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice in the Gulf kingdom announced on Wednesday.
are you trying to make some some of point? It's not clear.
It's odd because while the Koran does stipulate modest dress, it does so for both men and women, and doesn't prescribe exactly what is/is not modest. That's open to intepretation. So the ridiculously restrictive outfits some Muslim women wear IS a manifestation of women being oppressed in the name of Islam as none of that is Allah's word.
You do realise that Saudi Arabia and its Imams claim to be the spiritual and physical home of Islam.
This is where Mecca is. The religious hierarchy in Saudi claim that they have the moral authority to mandate strict dress codes which may not be literally apparent in the Koran and Hadiths. Moreover, if you cannot read ancient Arabic, your thoughts on Islam and your interpretation of the Koran are deemed worthless and possibly blasphemous.
There are the sensationalist cases that made the news. Women in Saudi live in a land where their every move is controlled by males in general and religious maniacs in particular. This leads to their rape, death through honour killings, state sanctioned murder, mental illness, violence...truly horrific everyday realities for Saudi women I am afraid.
Read what Amnesty International have to say about the plight of Saudi women and tell me that they don't deserve our help.
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