I’ve Just Seen A Face, I Can’t Forget

Her visage my desire did whet:

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) — Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, under pressure from Islamists to curb reforms, has warned local media against showing pictures of Saudi women, local newspapers reported on Tuesday….
Newspapers have broken with tradition and have more frequently begun printing photographs of Saudi women beside stories, usually with hair covered but faces showing, which many Wahhabi Islamists consider morally wrong.
They have also printed debate about other issues concerning women, such as whether bans on women driving and working in some retail stores could be reversed, issues which have raised the ire of many religious conservatives.
“There are photographs published in some newspapers … and one needs to think if he would want his daughter, sister or wife to appear like that. Of course, no one would,” the king was quoted as saying at a meeting with newspaper editors late on Monday.
“Young people are driven by emotion and the spirit, but the spirit can go astray. So I ask you to go easy on these things.”

Yes, we can’t have any photos of women’s faces driving those good Saudi boys wild with insane lust, now can we?

9 Responses to “I’ve Just Seen A Face, I Can’t Forget”

  1. Nightfly says:

    Ahhhh! The camera will steal my soul!

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    And lead your spirit astray.
    I hate when that happens.

  3. Cullen says:

    I don’t smoke. Why would I need a spirit ashtray?

  4. Ken Summers says:

    “photos of women’s faces driving”
    So women aren’t allowed to drive but their photos are?

  5. Mr. Bingley says:

    Probably safer, don’t you think, Ken?

  6. Ken Summers says:

    And yet you are allowed to live…

  7. Mr. Bingley says:

    Not for much longer, I’d reckon’.

  8. Dan Collins says:

    Well the ban on women driving makes sense (bwahahaha). But Bingley, c’mon . . . they don’t ALL have hair-covered faces!

  9. Mr. Bingley says:

    It’s true, Dan; I’ve seen more women with mustaches in Brooklyn.

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