I came across this disgusting video of young Saudi guys harassing fully covered women on the street. They are shamelessly groping the girls private parts.
Shame on them. It’s sickening and upsetting to watch.
There are so many questions that come to my mind from such behavior.
Is this the behavior of civilized human beings or wild animals (hayawaan)?
Sexual harassment happens everywhere in the world, no doubt about it. However, when it happens in Saudi-Arabia, when it gets physical and when the targets are veiled Saudi women, it just makes it somehow more shocking because of the culture that surrounds it.
How can a country that is based on Islamic teachings breed this sort of animalistic behavior?
Where are the good manners and respect of women that are taught in the Quran and the prophetic teachings over and over again in the very schools these young men attended?
What kind of examples are their fathers giving them?
How could these men dare to physically attack fully veiled women?
Is the strict gender segregation turning young men into sex crazy animals?
Saudi-Arabia is the only country in the world that practices such extreme separating of the two genders. And this is the result?
What if the girls in the video were his sisters? I bet these same guys would KILL any man harassing their sisters like this. They forget these women are someone sisters, daughter, aunt, cousin, maybe mother.
Where are the religious police when they are needed most? Hai’a would probably arrest and blame the girls for walking out alone..I can see the women being victimized and blamed for this incident, which is unfortunately very typical, worldwide, to blame the women for their harassment! “You had it coming at you! “You were being promiscuous and looking for trouble!” “The poor men could not control themselves.” As if the men were the victims of these seductresses.
What is the veil for? Is it not supposed to protect women from harassment and rape? To command her respect?
So one wonders, what went wrong with the upbringing of these men, because they show such disrespect toward veiled women?
What can be done to stop such behavior? I suggest filming all incidents and posting them online like this one! That should bring needed public shame on the men and their families.