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Mixed sex handshaking banned in Somalia...




Men and women have been banned from shaking hands in a district of Somalia controlled by the Islamist group al-Shabab.

Under the ban imposed in the southern town of Jowhar, men and women who are not related are also barred from walking together or chatting in public.

It is the first time such social restrictions have been introduced.

The al-Shabab administration said those who disobeyed the new rules would be punished according to Sharia law.

The BBC's Mohamed Moalimuu in Mogadishu says the penalty would probably be a public flogging.

The militant group has already banned music in areas that it controls, which include most of central and southern Somalia.

Somalia has not had a stable government since 1991.

The UN-backed government only controls parts of Mogadishu and a few other areas.


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Re: Mixed sex handshaking banned in Somalia...

Al-Shabab is essentially the Taliban for the 21st century. If it hasn't already, Somalia will soon be the country will the worst quality of life in the world.
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Re: Mixed sex handshaking banned in Somalia...

You see it from a wrong persective

That's an extremely progressive form of Muslim feminism.

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Re: Mixed sex handshaking banned in Somalia...

It's about time. Mixed-sex handshaking has been getting out of hand lately.

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Re: Mixed sex handshaking banned in Somalia...

Not that it matters what any government in Somalia says, since the country is ruled by anarchism.
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Re: Mixed sex handshaking banned in Somalia...

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Not that it matters what any government in Somalia says, since the country is ruled by anarchism.
The official government has absolutely no power whatsoever but al-Shabab keeps heavy control over the south of the country.
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