Tuesday, July 02, 2013

The dress code for the Syrian "revolution"

"Islamist rebels in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo issued an order Monday banning women from dressing in what it considered provocative styles, angering some locals who accuse the group of overstepping its powers. The Islamic law council of Aleppo’s Firdous neighborhood issued a fatwa banning all Muslim women from wearing “immodest” dress and announcing plans to apply such rules to all female inhabitants.  “Muslim women are banned from leaving the house in immodest dress, in tight clothing that shows off their bodies or wearing makeup on their face,” the statement said. “It is incumbent on all our sisters to obey God and commit to Islamic etiquette.”"