A Syrian News Clip recounts the following new laws ISIL [ jihad terrorist group] promulgated in a statement it issued soon after taking over Raqqah:
- Women are banned from sitting on chairs (as reported verbatim).
- All women are obligated to wear Islamic attire, such as the niqab and burqa (which cover the entire body and face); sweaters, jeans, and makeup of any kind are strictly banned.
- Female clothing is not to be displayed in shop windows, and only women are allowed to work there; if a man is found on the grounds the shop faces closure.
- Women are banned from seeing male gynecologists (thus severely hampering their ability to see doctors, most of whom are men in Syria).
- Smoking—cigarettes, water pipes, etc.—is banned. Violators could face the death penalty; shops found selling cigarettes are to be burned to the ground.
Read the rest of the article translated by Raymond Ibrahim: Jihadist Rules for Syrian Women.
These terrorist groups follow the fundamentalist Salafi doctrine of Islam that adheres to the strict rules of the Islamic law of sharia where women are chattel, kept at home, covered when allowed to go out with a male relative in public and beaten by their husbands. Asad, a member of a heretical Islamic sect, is a dictator but at least he allows more freedom for women under his tyrannical rule than the Salafi Islamists. Sad, isn’t it?