Monday, June 4, 2007

Gaza: 'Immodest' women to be beheaded

From the Associated Press

Swords of Truth, a fanatical group that has previously claimed responsibility for bombing Internet cafes and music shops, threatened to behead female TV broadcasters if they don't don strict Islamic dress ... In many parts of the Muslim world, religious conservative policies keep women out of TV anchoring positions or only let them take the jobs if they wear headscarves. Most of the 15 women broadcasters on government-run Palestine TV wear headscarves. But they also wear makeup and Western clothing, which is not considered strictly observant by the extremists. The Swords of Truth stated Friday in an e-mail, "We will cut throats, and from vein to vein, if needed to protect the spirit and moral of this nation."

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