- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On November 19, 2011
- 15 Comments
- Islam, religion, Saudi, veil, women
The Saudi Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (yes, it’s really their name), can order women with ‘tempting’ eyes to cover them up. It’s not enough that women already have to be veiled, and flogged and fined for ‘improper’ veiling. There is still the little matter of the eyes. Honestly, the work of the Virtue and Vice squad is never done!
Maybe women could start dressing like this (from One Law for All’s Passion for Freedom):
Or better yet why don’t the Islamists just stop looking at us women!
(Above from Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis)
Seriously though, this is the same committee that in 2002 stopped girls from running out of a burning school and firemen and policemen from helping them because the girls didn’t grab their veils whilst trying to save their lives and the men were ‘namahram’.