Arabian Cleric Issues Fatwa Calling For Female Babies To Wear Burkas

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    burkasFootage of a Saudi cleric calling for all female babies to have their faces covered with the burkha has surfaced.

    Sheikh Abdullah Daoud delivered the fatwa on Islamic al-Majd TV and stressed his belief the veil would protect baby girls from being sexually molested.

    The clip, flagged up by Al Arabiya, sees him attempting to back up the ruling by quoting unnamed Saudi Arabian medical and security sources.

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    Sheikh Mohammad al-Jzlana, a former judge at the Saudi Board of Grievances, told the channel the ruling was “denigrating to Islam and Shariah and made Islam look bad.”

    Al-Jzlana also urged Muslims to ignore “unregulated” fatwas.

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