World Middle East 06 Sep 2016 In unexpected move, ...

In unexpected move, Islamic State bans burqa citing security reasons

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Sep 6, 2016, 8:49 am IST
Updated Sep 6, 2016, 9:19 am IST
However, the sudden change in their rules, might be limited only to the security centres in Mosul, said a report.
ISIS has banned burqa-clad women from entering buildings in Mosul after many of their militants were killed by women wearing burqa. (Photo: AP, Representational Image)
 ISIS has banned burqa-clad women from entering buildings in Mosul after many of their militants were killed by women wearing burqa. (Photo: AP, Representational Image)

Baghdad: In an unexpected move, the dreaded Islamic State group has called for a ban on the burqa at their security centres in Iraq and Syria.

According to a report in the Daily Mail, women would be allowed to enter buildings in Mosul only if they are not wearing a burqa. This move comes amid recent attacks on ISIS militants by burqa-clad women.

 

Prior to this new law, Islamic State's morality police would often force women to wear the Islamic outfit. Those who refused were beaten up and sometimes even killed by the militants.

However, the sudden change in their rules, might be limited only to the security centres in Mosul, said a report.

Last month, after US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces advanced ISIS-captured Syrian town of Manbij and freed civilians from Islamic State's captivity, women were seen burning their burqas and veils forced on them by the terror group.

"Damn this stupid invention that they made us wear,” one woman was heard saying as she set her burqa on fire. “We’re humans, we have our freedom,” another said.

 

Islamic State group has been forcing women in their territory to wear a burqa that covers their entire body, except for eyes, in accordance with Sharia.

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Location: Iraq, Baghdad, Baghdad




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