Monday, January 11, 2010

Religious police detain dozens of beardless men

"The clean-shaven men, mostly students in their twenties, were picked up during a raid on Thursday evening for violating a decree made by the Shebab administration in December ordering all men to grow a beard.

"Our units in charge of enforcing good religious practice arrested dozens of residents for shaving their beards, which is banned by the regional Islamic state," local police commander Sheikh Abu Hureyra Abdurahman told reporters."

Maldives Minister of Islamic Affairs with Islamic religious beard

""They will remain in jail for three days as a punishment for violating Islamic culture, they will be released after that," the police chief said."


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