Oct 16, 2009 7 Comments ›› Erik Wong
I try to keep up to speed on Islamic law, but it’s more complicated than I’d thought. For example, women are supposed to be “modest” in public. But that’s no reason not to make them disrobe in the street and shake their breasts:
A hardline Islamist group in Somalia has begun publicly whipping women for wearing bras that they claim violate Islam as they are ‘deceptive’.
The insurgent group Al Shabaab has sent gunmen into the streets of Mogadishu to round up any women who appear to have a firm bust, residents claimed yesterday.
The women are then inspected to see if the firmness is natural, or if it is the result of wearing a bra. If they are found wearing a bra, they are ordered to remove it and shake their breasts, residents said…
‘Al Shabaab forced us to wear their type of full veil and now they order us to shake our breasts,’ a resident, Halima, told Reuters, adding that her daughters had been whipped on Thursday.
‘They are now saying that breasts should be firm naturally, or just flat.’
I doubt whether most of the Brit “celebrity” totty arrayed down the right-hand sidebar would pass that test. Meanwhile, from The Arab News:
Vice Cop’s Son Arrested For Vice
JEDDAH: Police in Laith have arrested the 17-year-old son of an official of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice for being alone with a nonrelated girl in his car, a local Arabic newspaper reported on Thursday.
Highway police arrested the teenager following a chase in which the teenagerâ€™s car overturned leaving him injured… The girl who was inside the boyâ€™s car tried to flee on foot but was also arrested. The local Arabic newspaper said that the teenagerâ€™s father was also present at the time of his arrest.
The father denied that his son was in illegal seclusion and said he would take legal action against the police for causing the accident. The highway police, however, insisted that the teen was alone with the girl inside the car and presented a report to Laith police.
Couldn’t he just plead that he was checking whether the firmness of her breasts was Sharia-compliant?