So not only does the world have to suffer the horrendous human rights abuses, misogyny and unfathomable torture of Islamic law (the sharia), but we are subjected to these nazi-like propaganda campaigns to re-educate us. In other words, if they say this horror is good, then it's good! If they tell us to like it, like it!
Sudanese woman Amira Osman Hamed faces flogging for uncovered hair Herald Sun, September 8, 2013 (thanks to Kenneth)
SUDANESE woman says she's prepared to be flogged to defend the right to
leave her hair uncovered in defiance of a Taliban-like law.
Amira Osman Hamed faces a possible whipping if convicted at a trial which could come on September 19.
Under Sudanese law, her hair – and that of all women – is supposed to be covered with a "hijab", but Ms Hamed refuses.
35-year-old's case has drawn support from civil rights activists and is
the latest to highlight Sudan's series of laws governing morality,
which took effect after the 1989 Islamist-backed coup by President Omar
"They want us to be like Taliban women," Ms Hamed said
in an interview with AFP, referring to the fundamentalist rebel movement
She is charged under Article 152 which prohibits "indecent" clothing.
Activists say the vaguely-worded law leaves women subject to police
harassment and disproportionately targets the poor in an effort to
maintain "public order".
Ms Hamed said she was visiting a
government office in Jebel Aulia, just outside Khartoum, on August 27
when a policeman aggressively told her to cover her head.
"He said, 'You are not Sudanese. What is your religion?'"
"I'm Sudanese. I'm Muslim, and I'm not going to cover my head," replied Ms Hamed.
Her dark hair, tinged golden, is braided tight against her scalp with a flare of curls at the back.
In 2009 the case of Lubna Ahmed al-Hussein, a journalist, led to a global outcry and attention toward women's rights in Sudan.
Hussein was fined for wearing slacks in public but she refused to pay.
She spent one day behind bars until the Sudanese Journalists' Union paid
the fine on her behalf.
Others rounded up with her in a restaurant were flogged.