- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A Saudi writer of self-help books has urged his 97,000 Twitter followers to sexually molest women cashiers in order to dissuade them from working.

Abdullah Mohammad Al Dawood, author of “The Joy of Talking,” stirred fierce debate this week with a series of tweets including the hashtag “harass_female_cashiers,” Financial Times reports.


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Al Dawood’s campaign for Saudi women to be forced to stay at home to protect their chastity has led some Twitter users to denounce him, Financial Times reports.

One tweeted, “What kind of person urges the youth to commit debauchery?”

Others lauded the author’s efforts in protecting Saudi Arabia from being “corrupted” by Western culture.