Caledoniyya

Gaza’s Virtue Campaign #2

#1 being the turning away of young girls at school gates for not donning Islamic dress.

This week the target is motorcycles:

The Hamas government has banned motorcycle riders from carrying women on the back seat — the latest in the militants’ virtue campaign in Gaza.

The ban was posted on Hamas Interior Ministry Web site on Tuesday.

It says the ban seeks “to preserve citizen safety and the stability of Palestinian society’s customs and traditions.” [Source]

And this is just the beginning; I shudder to image how far the ‘virtue’ campaign would have regressed by next year.

The Hamas government has banned motorcycle riders from carrying women on the back seat — the latest in the militants’ virtue campaign in Gaza.
The ban was posted on Hamas Interior Ministry Web site on Tuesday.
It says the ban seeks “to preserve citizen safety and the stability of Palestinian society’s customs and traditions.”
Gazan women almost never drive motorcycles, and rarely even ride behind menThe Hamas government has banned motorcycle riders from carrying women on the back seat — the latest in the militants’ virtue campaign in Gaza.
The ban was posted on Hamas Interior Ministry Web site on Tuesday.
It says the ban seeks “to preserve citizen safety and the stability of Palestinian society’s customs and traditions.”
Gazan women almost never drive motorcycles, and rarely even ride behind men.

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This entry was posted on October 7, 2009 by in Conflict Zones, Islam, Middle East, Palestine and tagged , , , , , .
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