Saudi’s – Mandate for Women to Cover Eyes

  • Islamic state fears effect of ‘tempting’ eyes on men
  • Says it ‘has the right’ to issue repressive edict
  • Women must already cover their hair and wear full-length black cloak

The Virtue and Vice Committee has declared that women with attractive eyes will have to cover their eyes if this legislation goes through. A man who stabbed a woman walking with her husband blamed it on her attractive eyes, possibly precipitating this Islamic call.

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 punishments including fines and public floggings. Read more here: Daily Mail