Twitter war over writer’s call to molest Saudi women cashiers

from the Financial Times..

May 28,, 2013, By Abeer Allam and Michael Peel in Abu Dhabi

A Saudi woman works in a lingerie shop at a mall in Jeddah January 9, 2012

A Saudi writer has urged his Twitter followers to sexually molest women hired to work as cashiers in big grocery stores, the latest backlash from conservatives who want to roll back limited social and economic reforms launched in the world’s leading oil exporter.

Abdullah Mohamed al-Dawood, who writes self-help books including one called The Joy of Life, has stirred fierce debate this week via the internet microblogging service with the use of the hashtag harass_female_cashiers, to press for Saudi women to be forced to stay at home to protect their chastity.

His campaign against official moves to encourage women to work in mixed gender environments has led some Twitter users to denounce him. Others however applauded him as a fighter against government efforts to westernise and corrupt the country…

Link to the entire article: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/f195a62e-c798-11e2-be27-00144feab7de.html#axzz2VqCwbDNw

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