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Jul 11, 2010
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Egyptian Cleric Sa'd Arafat: Women Are Harrassed Even When Wearing the Niqab or Hijab Because They Go Out Unnecessarily and Their Eyes Wander Right and Left

#2583 | 02:28
Source: Al-Rahma TV (Egypt)

Following are excerpts from a religious program hosted by Egyptian cleric Sa'd Arafat, which aired on Al-Rahma TV on July 11, 2010:
 

Sa'd Arafat: Allah said in the Al-Nour chapter of the Koran: "Punish both the adulterous woman and the adulterous man with 100 lashings." He mentioned the adulterous woman first.
 

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Allah mentioned the adulteress first because it is women who seduce to sin. Women tempt men and attract them. By Allah, if a woman covers and protects herself, nobody will attack her.
 

Many girls complain that when they walk down the street, they are harassed by boys and men. If a woman sits on a bus, or any other means of transportation, she is harassed by the man on her right or the man on her left. I say to the women: You are the cause and reason for this.
 

A woman may say: "But I went out wearing the niqab or the hijab. I didn't do anything." But I say: You might have gone out unnecessarily, and therefore, Allah set this wolfish devil upon you. Pay attention! I know exactly what I am talking about. You might have gone out wearing the niqab, yet Allah sent a devil to harm you, because your eyes wander right and left.
 

Sometimes it is the woman who stares at the man, as if to say: "I am here, can't you see me? Are you blind, or what?" she looks at him, he looks back, then she stares at him, and he blows her a kiss.

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