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Saudi Cleric Favors One-Eye Veil

saveil   A Muslim Cleric in Saudi Arabia has called on women to wear a full veil or niqab, that reveals only one eye.

Sheikh Muhammad al-Habadan said showing both eyes encouraged women to use make-up to look seductive.

The question of how much her face a woman should cover is a controversial topic in many Muslim societies.

The niqab is more common in Saudi Arabia and the gulf, but women in much of the Muslim Middle East wear a headscarf  which covers only their hair.

Sheikh Habadan, an ultra conservative cleric who is said to have wide influence among religious Saudis, was answering questions on the Muslim satellite channel al-Majd.

source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7651231.stm