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Hamas targets women's underwear in modesty drive
Reuters ^ | Jul 28, 2010 | Nidalal Mughrabi

Posted on 07/29/2010 9:02:11 AM PDT by greatdefender

The Islamist rulers of the Gaza Strip have ordered lingerie shops to display more modesty.

A week after banning women from smoking water pipes in public places, the Hamas-run police force has told stores selling women's underwear to remove scantily-clad mannequins and any posters of racy undergarments.

"These measures have stemmed from complaints and pressure by ordinary people. They have to do with upholding our traditions," police spokesman Ayman Al-Batniji said Wednesday.

Hamas leaders have repeatedly denied any intention to impose Islamic law on the Gaza Strip, home to 1.5 million Palestinians.

But Hamas police have broken up a hip-hop concert in the territory and tried -- unsuccessfully -- to force women lawyers in court and female school students to wear traditional Muslim clothing, a step that drew a public backlash.

Hamas's modesty moves were widely seen by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip as attempts to mollify more conservative Islamic factions that have accused the movement of failing to uphold Islamic Sharia law.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Education; Society
KEYWORDS: culturewar; hamas; islamiclaw; mosqueandstate; nakedmannequins; napl; rageboy; theocracy; underwear; women

1 posted on 07/29/2010 9:02:15 AM PDT by greatdefender
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2 posted on 07/29/2010 9:05:43 AM PDT by Daffynition (There is no other cheese.)
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To: greatdefender

Losers all, we should offer refuge to all Islamic women that want to escape such idiocy ...


3 posted on 07/29/2010 9:06:35 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: greatdefender

Get rid of the mannequins and display the lacy underthings on young goats.


4 posted on 07/29/2010 9:08:23 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: greatdefender

So what’s new about men targeting women’s underwear?


5 posted on 07/29/2010 9:08:48 AM PDT by WestwardHo (Whom the god would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: dead
Get rid of the mannequins and display the lacy underthings on young goats.

Islamists can barely keep their hands off the goats without lingerie as it is!

6 posted on 07/29/2010 9:11:43 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: greatdefender
From Bananas, after the insurgents take over the country...

“EVERY ONE WILL CHANGE THIER UNDERWEAR EVERY HOUR, AND TO MAKE SURE, EVERYONE WILL WEAR THE UNDERWEAR ON THE OUTSIDE!”

7 posted on 07/29/2010 9:18:55 AM PDT by Colvin (Proud Owner '66 Binder PU, '66 Binder Travelall,)
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To: All

pigs...


8 posted on 07/29/2010 9:31:24 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: greatdefender

Seeint the title “Hamas targets women’s underwear in modesty drive” made me think of drive-by wedgies.


9 posted on 07/29/2010 9:33:28 AM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: Daffynition
That’s not fair. We know those guys appreciate scantily-clad females.
10 posted on 07/29/2010 9:38:25 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: greatdefender
From 2009...

Report lifts veil on trafficking, prostitution of Palestinian women

But by all means, get your knickers in a knot over lacy underthings..

11 posted on 07/29/2010 9:42:37 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 370 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: RichInOC

12 posted on 07/29/2010 9:44:25 AM PDT by Daffynition (There is no other cheese.)
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To: greatdefender; Slings and Arrows; Constitution Day; Tijeras_Slim; SunkenCiv

His mom must be so proud.

13 posted on 07/29/2010 9:50:35 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro; SJackson; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Hamas targets women's underwear in modesty drive

Was it insufficiently explosive?


14 posted on 07/29/2010 10:36:34 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: greatdefender; Slings and Arrows

Jihadist panty raid.

Maybe they are trying to find 72 Jihotties.


15 posted on 07/29/2010 10:57:13 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: greatdefender; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
A week after banning women from smoking water pipes in public places, the Hamas-run police force has told stores selling women's underwear to remove scantily-clad mannequins and any posters of racy undergarments.

"It's a mannequin, baby!"

16 posted on 07/29/2010 11:00:02 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Scythian
Even the mannequins have to wear burqas in public.
17 posted on 07/29/2010 11:01:38 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Scythian

No, we have far too many muzzies here as it is.


18 posted on 07/29/2010 11:02:22 AM PDT by Eaker (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I guess the women can wear anything they want under the burqas so long as no one ever sees it from the time it’s manufactured until the time it explodes.


19 posted on 07/29/2010 11:08:04 AM PDT by TheOldLady (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: martin_fierro

What the... ??


20 posted on 07/29/2010 11:23:46 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: a fool in paradise
Smiley - Rimshot
21 posted on 07/29/2010 11:29:03 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: TheOldLady

Welcome to the Religion of Peace.


22 posted on 07/29/2010 11:31:34 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: martin_fierro

Stuning!


23 posted on 07/29/2010 11:38:04 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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