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Hamas shaves heads of Gaza youths with long hair
Associated Press ^ | Apr 7, 2013 6:30 PM EDT | Karin Laub and Mohammed Daraghmeh

Posted on 04/07/2013 3:37:43 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Police in Hamas-ruled Gaza have started grabbing young men with long or gel-styled spiky hair off the streets, bundling them into jeeps, mocking them and shaving their heads, two of those targeted and a rights group said Sunday.

It is the latest sign that the Islamic militants are imposing their strict practices on the population.

Hamas has been slowly forcing its fundamentalist interpretation of the religion on already conservative Gaza since it overran the territory in 2007, but the new crackdown on long hair and tight or low-waist pants—in several cases accompanied by beatings—appears to be one of the most aggressive phases of the campaign so far. …

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: gaza; hamas; israel; muslimbrotherhood; muslimworld; rop; theocracy; waronterror

1 posted on 04/07/2013 3:37:43 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Tough. I’d like to do it myself.


2 posted on 04/07/2013 3:42:33 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Cyber Liberty
You would have it all to do, if you want to try to cut off my ponytail. In fact, someone would wind up in the hospital or the morgue.

Bring a lunch, it could take a while.

/johnny

3 posted on 04/07/2013 3:44:43 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Olog-hai

I’d like to do something similar with kids who wear their pants below their waist. In too many cases, you can practically see their a$$ crack.


4 posted on 04/07/2013 3:46:49 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: Olog-hai

Lookin' like a fool with product in yur hair... product in yur hair...

5 posted on 04/07/2013 3:47:42 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: rbg81
Seems like a bunch here on FREE Republic aren't that big on freedom.

/johnny

6 posted on 04/07/2013 3:48:11 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I have nothing against your pony tail. You are a friend. It’s times that are tough.


7 posted on 04/07/2013 3:52:40 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Olog-hai

I am shocked, I tell you shocked!

Isn’t this what these people elected these terrorist a**holes to do?
So why is this news now?


8 posted on 04/07/2013 3:53:16 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

With those guys, they would make sure you ended up in the morgue. I guarantee you that they don’t come unprepared.


9 posted on 04/07/2013 3:56:51 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Olog-hai
Don't mess with the Zohan

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10 posted on 04/07/2013 3:58:54 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
I don't come unprepared either.

Using force to shave the heads of civilians is unaccpetable in a civilized society.

But we have some here on FR that support it.

/johnny

11 posted on 04/07/2013 3:59:50 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Here’s my philosphy: you can do whatever you want as long it does not harm me or mine; don’t try to make me do it - whatever it is, just because you think you know best; don’t proselytize thinking you can change my mind and; don’t make me pay for it.

In other words, just leave me the hell alone and I will do the same. Then we should get along just fine....


12 posted on 04/07/2013 4:02:54 PM PDT by Donkey Odious ( Adapt, improvise, and overcome - now a motto for us all.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I certainly understand. Just pointing out that if that type of people are in control, they’re going to get their point across in a vivid way. We’re headed for that type of government very quickly if we don’t decide to do something. It is coming fast. It won’t be over ponytails, pants or things like that. My only point is that this type of “governing” is going to be brutal and final.


13 posted on 04/07/2013 4:05:17 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Donkey Odious
In other words, just leave me the hell alone and I will do the same. Then we should get along just fine....

We are WAY beyond the "...just leave me the hell alone..." idea in this country. Not going to happen. We are going to have to choose sides and hope we find a side that believes pretty much as we do. The OTHER side intends to beat their point of view into you...or kill you. I can see it clearly in society now.

14 posted on 04/07/2013 4:07:39 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I could care less how people keep their hair. Of course I might decide to mock them publicly for their decision but I wouldn’t try to shave em.


15 posted on 04/07/2013 4:15:42 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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Please help Finish This
FReepathon THIS Month!!

16 posted on 04/07/2013 4:16:13 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: RedMDer

So confused:

I thought the “religion” of misogyny would like fem boys with long hair and tight pants.


17 posted on 04/07/2013 4:49:09 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (0bama is a POS, with all due respect to excrement.)
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To: Olog-hai

The liberals have finally found a religion they admire.


18 posted on 04/07/2013 5:28:35 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I predict the exact same Freepers will hate the GOP Candidate for: 2016,2020,2024,2028, 2032.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

....Hamas... would be jailed for this act of savagery in the fine state of Ohio....


19 posted on 04/07/2013 5:38:34 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: Olog-hai

Wow, it’s like the 60’s in the USA, where high school principals would hint that it was OK for the boys in the football team to cut the hair of the “longhairs” by force.

Glad we have advanced beyond that rigid conformity here.

The Hamas actions are just enforcing shari’a.


20 posted on 04/07/2013 5:45:14 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

The reason they’re not familiar with the Samson story is, they have no folkloric past with a connection to the area — because they’re Arab occupiers and squatters. Thanks Olog-hai.


21 posted on 04/07/2013 7:25:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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