Egyptian Sheikh: A woman's face is like a vagina

NOW LEBANON 16 December 2011
By Angie Nassar

Pot, consider yourself stirred: A Salafist Sheikh in Egypt says a woman’s face is like a vagina. "What is a veil? A veil is what covers the woman’s face. Therefore the woman’s face is like her vagina,” Sheik Abou Ishak al-Houwayni was quoted on the Elaph news website as saying.

His remarks were in reference to a discussion of the late Egyptian feminist, Hoda Shaarawi, who became the first woman to publicly remove her veil in a Cairo train station in 1923. (...)