Friday, June 8, 2012

Banda Aceh bans butt-hugging bloomers

Sharia on the march.  Skin tight jeans are now verboten, as per the religion of tolerance.

From The Jakarta Globe June 7 by Ahmad Pathoni

Aceh to Ban Sales of Tight Clothing
Banda Aceh. Shops in Indonesia’s Aceh province, where Islamic law is in force, will soon be banned from selling tight-fitting clothes, an official said on Thursday.

The announcement was made after religious police in the provincial capital, Banda Aceh, stopped and reprimanded more than 50 women and three men for violating the Islamic dress code, including wearing tight clothing and shorts.

Samsuddin, the head of enforcement at the agency overseeing compliance with Islamic law in Aceh, said his office would issue a circular banning shops from selling body-hugging fashion items.

“We will soon send letters to shop owners,” Samsuddin said. “The newly elected governor very much supports the enforcement of Islamic law.” Zaini Abdullah is due to be sworn in as Aceh’s new governor on June 26 after winning an election in April.

Shariah police in Aceh regularly carry out patrols to enforce the rule of Islamic modesty and a ban on unseemly contact between unmarried couples.

Officers recorded the personal details of those behaving in an unseemly manner, lectured them, and told them they could be detained or lashed if they were caught again.

Samsuddin said his officers had netted 300 women who violated the Islamic dress code in the past two months.

Remember, sharia is completely benign and compatible with Western values and is in no way a threat to our freedoms.  To think otherwise is just Islamophobic.

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