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    MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's hardline Islamist group al Shabaab has publicly whipped women for wearing bras they say violate Islam by constituting a deception, north Mogadishu residents said Friday.
    The insurgent group, which seeks to impose a strict form of sharia Islamic law throughout Somalia, amputated a foot and a hand each from two young men accused of robbery earlier this month. They have also banned movies, musical ringtones, dancing at wedding ceremonies and playing or watching soccer.
    Residents said gunmen had been rounding up any woman seen with a firm bust and then had them publicly whipped by masked men. The women were then told to remove their bras and shake their breasts.
    "Al shabaab forced us to wear their type of veil and now they order us to shake our breasts," a resident, Halima, told Reuters, adding that her daughters had been whipped Thursday.
    "They first banned the former veil and introduced a hard fabric which stands stiffly on women's chests. They are now saying that breasts should be firm naturally, or just flat."

  • #2
    Why am I not surprised that a 14 year old posts a story about womens' breasts.
    ...hunter of the shadows is rising...


    • #3
      Originally posted by SkepticAlways View Post
      Why am I not surprised that a 14 year old posts a story about womens' breasts.

      Please.. don't shoot the messenger, unless of course, you're an Islamist..
      Last edited by Taylor13; 10-20-2009, 08:16 PM.


      • #4
        Not at all, not at all...just teasing. I was 14 once.
        ...hunter of the shadows is rising...


        • #5
          They are nothing but savage animals.
          Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. - Ronald Reagan

          I don't think It'll happen in the US because we don't trust our government. We are a country of skeptics, raised by skeptics, founded by skeptics. - Amaroq


          • #6
            Liberate women do not wear bras.
            Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
            Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein


            • #7
              Eww...I'm not trying to watch Nancy Polosi (sp?)...


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