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Saudi Cleric Tackles Two Eyed Temptresses ::

Reported by Ben Stroud on October 7, 2008

A leading Muslim cleric has called for women to wear veils that reveal just one eye, explaining that ‘showing both eyes encourages women to use eye make-up to look seductive’ (BBC).

Sheikh Muhammad al-Habadan, said to have ‘wide influence among religious Saudis’ by the BBC, made his sartorial suggestions on top Muslim satellite channel Al-MAdj, just as the Independent reviewed new dating guide 'How to Make Anyone Fall in Love With You: 85 Proven Techniques for Success'.

Writing in the guide, romance expert Leil Lowndes specifically emphasizes the importance of ‘sticky eyes’, in an uncanny endorsement of the Sheik’s suggestions.

“When you are talking to your quarry, let your eyes stay glued to his or hers a little longer than necessary - even during silences,” he advises, “A gaze that lingers awakens primal, slightly disturbing feelings. It induces the same "fight or flight" chemicals that race through our veins when we feel infatuation,” he added.

The guide however, also recommends further seduction tips that could work with one eye.

“For girls, take sneak peeks at his body - and when he sees you pretend you are a little embarrassed,” Lowndes suggested, “This should really get his juices flowing and is a great way to get a friend to think of you sexually.”

In more religion/ romance news, Muslim cleric Professor Is-haq Akintola addressed the thorny issue of homosexuality in Nigeria this week, calling on authorities to introduce rehabilitation centers for homosexuals.

Intriguingly, the cleric blamed Nigeria’s notoriously overcrowded ‘stone age barbaric’ prison system for turning more and more men gay, citing ‘body contacts that stir up lust as their emotions, sentiments and sensibilities go hay-wire’, and proposed a final solution for eradicating both prison over-crowding and gays.

“Homosexuality is a great sin in Islam. It is as grievous as adultery, and the punishment is the same,” the Professor told the Sunday Sun, “Homosexuals are to be condemned to death.”

Meanwhile in Cameroon, authorities continue to arrest and jail people for being gay, according to a report on RadioNetherlands this week, causing terror in the West African country (which borders Nigeria)

"If you wear an earring, if you are too handsome, too nice, too cute, very elegant, or wear very trendy clothes, just that could land you in prison on charges of homosexuality,” leading Cameroonian lawyer Alice Nkom told the Dutch station.

In related news, London Stock Exchange vicar Rev Mr Mullen was accused of being homophobic this week after he wrote on his blog that gays should be tattooed with health warnings on their bodies.

"Let us make it obligatory for homosexuals to have their backsides tattooed with the slogan SODOMY CAN SERIOUSLY DAMAGE YOUR HEALTH and their chins with FELLATIO KILLS,” he suggested.

The vicar subsequently claimed he was ‘only joking’ and added ‘anybody with an ounce of sense of humour or any understanding of the tradition of English satire would immediately assume that they're light-hearted jokes’. (Daily Telegraph). (How to make anyone fall in love with you’) (Human Rights Watch: prisons in Africa)

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