Friday, July 30, 2010
Hamas bans women's underwear from shop windows
I was reading JerusalemPost on-line when I came across this headline, Hamas bans women's underwear from shop windows...
It reads, 'The Hamas Islamic movement that controls the Gaza Strip has banned shops from displaying women’s underwear in their windows, saying it offends public morality'.
The prohibition is intended to “restore public morals in Palestinian society,” according to an e-mailed statement sent Thursday by Hamas police spokesman to the newspaper. “The police will also launch investigations into the conduct of the store owners to avoid any suspicious behavior with female customers,” the statement said.
I personally think it was a wise move, especially in a country where Islamic Law is fully observed. I dont know about Malaysia - some may object to it while many would agree.
However, let us hope PAS would not get an idea to politicise this issue and ask the government to follow suit. How about women's rights campaigners?