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Hamas targets women’s underwear in modesty drive


ReligionNewsBlog.com • Wednesday July 28, 2010

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.

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

Last year it ordered women lawyers to wear the hijab, or Muslim headscarf, in court and banned women from riding on motorcycles. It has also banned men from working in women’s beauty salons.

The terrorist group has not yet found the moral will to renounce the terrorist acts it commits in the name of Islam:


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