Thursday, December 27, 2012

Saudi Clerics To Pray Labor Minister Gets Cancer If He Doesn't Ban Females Working In Lingerie Shops

Saudi Arabian clerics apparently have supernatural powers, they can pray for people they disagree with and they get cancer and die. That's what a bunch of religious clerics in the Kingdom told the current labor minister Adel Fakeih they would do if he doesn't stop trying to Westernize the Kingdom by hiring women to work at lingerie shops. After all, the previous labor minister Ghazi al-Gosaibi was their last target of "deadly prayers" and he up and died of cancer in 2010.

During a meeting at the labor ministry on Tuesday, about 200 religious figures accused Minister Adel Fakeih of executing a “Westernization” plan and asked him to ban women from working in lingerie shops within a month or he will face their dangerous prayers.

The ministry began in 2011 enforcing a decision to replace salesmen with Saudi women at lingerie shops in a bid to create jobs for women and meet the demands of female customers embarrassed to buy lingerie from salesman.

During the meeting, various religious figures successively attacked the minister and gave him little time to explain his decision and its benefit for the Saudi economy and for Saudi women.

One religious man told the minister, “I supplicated against a senior official at the ministry and he received the (cancer) disease and he died; this was because he began implementing the feminization decision,” according to al-Eqtisadiah newspaper. The man reportedly referred to previous Labor Minister Gosaibi.

Another religious figure told the minister that the government’s job is to employ women and not to decide where they should be employed.

Addressing the minister, another man said, “I am warning you, do not ignite sedition; we only came here to provide advice; your ministry has thrown our daughters in places that don’t suit their values.”

After a wave of attacks the minister finally snatched an opportunity to respond to the bearded men in front of him. He defended the decision to employ women, saying that women occupied jobs during the era of the Prophet Muhammad, adding that it made more sense if women rather than men are in charge of selling women’s lingerie.

The minister further told the congregation that they should take their case to court if they saw that his ministry is violating the law.

Truly pathetic.


Fredd said...

I must be living under a rock, since I can't imagine what kind of lingerie goes with a black bhurkah.

I guess that's why they are pushing to hire women sales associates, dumb of me to even wonder about this.

At times, however, I tend to sympathize with Arab sensibilities about modesty: we've long since forgettn what the word means here in the evil Western world. Just ask Madonna or Gwen Steffani.

Incognito said...

haha. Fredd. They can get pretty sexy under their abayas in those areas. maybe not in Afghanistan. Some Saudis are just trying to find employment for women, the lingerie shops just make sense.

And I agree. I cringe when i see everything hanging out, especially on the young girls. But it's all about balance. both extremes are wrong.

Fredd said...

If Arab sensibilities are extreme on one hand, and U.S. lack thereof represent the other extreme, where on earth would we see moderation between the two?

Incognito said...

since we were talking about apparel, I would say a balance between covering up everything including the face, and walking around with practically nothing on. but that, I doubt, will ever happen. I still prefer freedom of choice.