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Burkas for Babies

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Yet Another Fatwa: Saudi cleric Sheikh Abdullah Daoud, in a February interview on al-Majd TV, decreed female babies to wear full-face veils (burkas) to shield them from sexual advances. According to a former judge at the Saudi Board of Grievances, authorities have issued standards for fatwas, urging people to ignore “unregulated” ones like Sheikh Daoud’s.

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