A Free Iraq? Young Iraqis face religious fashion crackdown
Not exactly the type of freedom we had in mind when we went into Iraq, was it? Thanks chiefly to Democrats, we will be dealing with another despotic theorcracy in the Middle-east, eventually. And they’re blame Bush for that, too.
For much of Iraq’s youth, sporting blingy makeup, slicked-up hair and skintight jeans is just part of living the teenage dream. But for their elders, it’s a nightmare.
A new culture rift is emerging in Iraq, as young women replace shapeless cover-ups with ankle-baring skirts and tight blouses, while men strut around in revealing slacks and spiky haircuts. The relatively skimpy styles have prompted Islamic clerics in at least two Iraqi cities to mobilize local security guards as a “fashion police” in the name of protecting religious values.