I’m warning you: this is another one of those things that makes you immediately “Islamophobic” if you tell anyone about it. Of course, King Abdullah himself is immune to the charge. From AP, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
King Abdullah has told Saudi editors to stop publishing pictures of women as they could make young men go astray, newspapers reported Tuesday….
In recent months, newspapers have published pictures of women, always wearing the traditional Muslim headscarf, to illustrate stories with increasing regularity. Usually the stories have had to do with women’s issues….
“One must think: do they want their daughter, their sister, or their wife to appear in this way. Of course, no one would accept this,” the newspaper Okaz quoted Abdullah as saying.
“The youth are driven by emotion … and sometimes they can be led astray. So, please, try to cut down on this,” he said.