Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Cultural tolerance-I don't think so!

Malaysian city: Muslim women should avoid bright lipstick, high heels

Because it is always the woman's responsibility to pose no temptation, not the man's to control himself. "The rest is up to them. If they want to follow the 100 percent Islamic way, it's up to them." Oh, sure -- no pressure.

"Malaysian city reminds Muslim women to avoid bright lipstick, high heels," from Associated Press, June 24 (thanks to Cindy):Authorities in a northern Malaysian city are calling on Muslim women not to wear bright lipstick and noisy high-heel shoes if they want to follow the "Islamic way," an official said Tuesday.

The municipal council in Kota Baru, run by a conservative Islamic party, is distributing pamphlets that recommend women refrain from wearing heavy makeup, including bright lipstick, and loud high-heel shoes to work, council spokesman Azman Mohamad Daham said.

"We just distribute pamphlets. Our minimum guideline is they must wear headscarves," he said. "The rest is up to them. If they want to follow the 100 percent Islamic way, it's up to them."

He said the suggestions aim to prevent rape and protect women's dignity and morals. The campaign started in 2006, but new pamphlets are circulated each year, he said....
Thanks Dhimmi Watch.

1 comment:

The back of the hill said...

So if I have a hypothetical scarf fetish and no self-control, there's no problem, right?

Hmmmm, smooth silky scarves, that closely enfold and betray the elegant head-shape, the well formed skull, and the bulge of the hair drawn in at the nape of the neck, mmmmmmmmm!

Somehow, if clothing is what causes or controls rape, I suspect that demanding that Malaysian men wear giant ice-packs in their crotches would be a bit more effective.