Sharia alert from Gulf News, with thanks to Eschwapp:
Manama: An outfit worn by a Bahraini athlete last week at an international track meet has caused an outrage in Bahrain.
A leading parliamentarian blasted the sports authorities for “disrespecting Islamic precepts and offending local values“.
The published picture of Maryam Jamal dressed in a short sleeveless top and shorts after winning in the 3,000 metres in Oslo.
Islamist lawmaker Hamad Al Muhannadi yesterday said: “We were all shocked by the look of the young woman who was representing Bahrain at the international gathering. The outfit is not in any way related with the normal clothes that Bahraini young women are accustomed to wearing.”…
“We are all aware of the mental, emotional and physical importance of sports and we want to promote athletic activities. However, we must ensure that they are within the perimeters of Islam and our local traditions,” the legislator said….