By Amanda Schiavo, May 29, 2013 02:00 PM EDT
(PHOTO CREDIT: twitter.com) According to Twitter this is the man suggesting female workers should be molested.
Abdullah Mohammad Al Dawood has a message for his Twitter followers, molest as many working women as you can in order to keep them at home. Using the hashtag #harass_female_cashiers Dawood believes that the more working women Saudi men molest the more likely all Saudi women will stay at home.
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According to the Huffington Post UK, Abdullah Mohammad Al Dawood has 97,000 Twitter followers. He made his "molest working women" comments as a way to urge women to stay home and "protect their chastity."
Gulf News first picked up the story and said that Dawood justified his comments by referring to an old Islamic story about a famous warrior. The famous warrior did not want his wife to leave home and decided to hide in the shadows one night and molest her. The woman did not know her attacker was her husband. After her encounter the wife of the warrior rushes home and decides she will never leave her house again.
Twitter has exploded with comments condemning Abdullah Mohammad Al Dawood and his suggestion to over 97,000 people to molest female workers. But some agree with Dawood's views.
According to the Financial Times, Khalid Ibrahim al-Saqabi, a conservative cleric, said the Dawood was right. Al-Saqabi also said a proposed law banned sexual harassment in the work place was,
"Only meant to encourage consensual debauchery." Al-Saqabi also asked, "Why is the labor minister concerned with finding jobs for women instead of men?"
On Twitter, men and women alike have launched angry comments toward Mohammad Al Dawood. Username "Susie of Arabia" even called for the castration of Dawood.
"I really think he should be thrown in prison and castrated and the other inmates at him," Susie of Arabia wrote.
There were no tame comments against Dawood on Twitter. One man even wished a "slow painful death" on Dawood for suggesting men should molest female workers.
Abdullah Mohammad Al Dawood is worried that allowing women to work will make the country too westernized. That is not likely to happen since the Saudis are governed by Sharia Law. This religious rule of governing denies women many rights, including traveling without a male relative and driving.