And when he is talking about adult men, he is including the little girls’ fathers, as well.
MEMRI Saudi liberal columnist Halima Muzaffar wrote about similar statements made by Saudi Sheikh Al-Daoud in the government Saudi daily Al-Watan: “Having finished subjecting women to their extremism, these clerics have now turned their arrows and their deviant fatwas to little girls. Sheikh Al-Daoud’s statements made me nauseous, because they indicate that there are people, even fathers, who lust after little children. To combat their desires, we must cover up those little girls. The message is that little girls who are not covered up are seductive, and therefore they must wear a hijab and a face veil, even if they are four or five years old. This is nothing but a crime against childhood.” These girls are forced to do something that Islam does not require, with no consideration for their innocence at this age, and ignoring their need to play and enjoy being a child.