Not so fast, uh, sir
“Islamophobia”? Nope. They’re just trying to stave off attacks from jihadists in disguise. Anyone listening in Grand Rapids?
By Guled Mohamed for Reuters, with thanks to all who sent this in:
MOGADISHU, May 9 (Reuters) – Somali security forces are seizing and even burning Muslim women’s veils to stop Islamist insurgents from disguising themselves for attacks, authorities and witnesses said on Wednesday.
The crackdown on veils is a highly symbolic turnaround for Mogadishu after Islamist leaders, who controlled the city in the second half of 2006, had instructed women to wear them.
“Every policeman and government soldier has orders to confiscate veils from veiled women,” senior police officer Ali Nur told Reuters in Mogadishu, saying various recent attacks had been carried out by people in disguise.
“Some of the remnants of the Islamic Courts have been caught wearing veils. During the war, these remnants, pretending to be women, killed so many government troops.”