Monday, October 19, 2009

Sharia Extremism - Somalia Bra Ban

I have a feeling that all the talk of some sort of African operation I have heard about from military persons has to do with Somalia. Are you (America) ready to dive in? If only to save the bra.

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(Religion News h/t-Import)

A hardline Islamist group in Somalia is publicly whipping women for wearing bras they say violate Islam by constituting a “deception”, it was claimed yesterday.

Gunmen from al Shabaab have been rounding up any women with a “firm bust” and whipping them, say residents in the capital Mogadishu.

One woman said: “They first introduced a hard fabric which stands stiffly on women’s chests. They are now saying breasts should be firm naturally, or just flat.”

The group has also banned movies, football, musical ringtones and dancing at weddings.

The group’s hardline interpretation of Islamic law has shocked many Somalis, who are traditionally moderate Muslims.