Iraqis face fashion crackdown

Sep 7, 2012 Full story: Hawaii Tribune-Herald

A new culture rift is emerging in Iraq and, largely, at the seat of one of Shiite Islam's holiest sites as young women doff their shapeless cover-ups and men strut around in revealing slacks and edgy haircuts ...

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Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Sep 8, 2012
from Hawaii Tribune-Herald:

"This is a conflict playing out across the Arab world, where conservative Islamic societies grapple with the effects of Western influence, especially the most obvious — the way their young choose to dress.

"The violations of old Iraqi norms have grown especially egregious, religious officials say, since the Aug. 20 end of Ramadan, Islam’s holy month.

"In the last two weeks, posters and banners have been hanging along the streets of Kazimiyah, sternly reminding women to wear an abaya — a long, loose black cloak that covers the body from shoulders to feet.

"A similar warning came from Diwaniyah, a Shiite city about 80 miles south of the capital, where some posters have painted a red X over pictures of women wearing pants. Other banners praise women who keep their hair fully covered beneath a headscarf.

"Religious officials speculate young Iraqis got carried away in celebrating the end of Ramadan and now need to be reined in ..."

... and you know what that means!

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Since: Apr 07

East Midlands, UK

#2 Sep 8, 2012
Control the women at all costs.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#3 Sep 8, 2012
supersonic boom wrote:
Control the women at all costs.
It's not just the women: men who "strut around in revealing slacks and edgy haircuts" are often arrested in Saudi by the vice squad on suspicion of being Gay!

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Since: Apr 07

East Midlands, UK

#4 Sep 8, 2012
My life already! What a weak society KSA is.

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