Reality has moved beyond satire…The truth these days is stranger than fiction…I just came across this bizarre article in the Daily Mail:
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’ll bet Al-Shabaab has a lot of pious young men with long flowing beards applying for these inspector jobs…
I haven’t read the Quran, but I’m quite sure there’s no verse in it that proclaims it is forbidden for women to wear brassieres or pants or skirts since these items of clothing didn’t exist when the Prophet lived…It’s just amazing how some people use religion to justify their own depravity…Lord have mercy on the Somali people!
(the same story was reported by Reuters , so I guess there’s some truth to it)
Edited to Add:
More ridiculousness from Al Shabab…They also flog women for not wearing socks…Instead of coming up with such absurd excuses, won’t it be easier for them to say we’ll whip women whenever we like just because they are women?