Saudi cleric urges veil for baby girls

A Saudi cleric has said baby girls should be veiled to avoid sexual harassment, in remarks broadcast on television.

"Girls should wear the veil from the age of two," said Abdullah Daoud on Islamic television Al-Majd, adding that Saudis should follow the example of South Asian countries.

"If a girl is sexually desired, her parents should cover her face and force her to wear veil," to protect her against perverts, he said.

Practising Muslims believe that girls must begin wearing head covers from the age of puberty.

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