Washington, July 26 ANI | 1 year ago

The jihadists of Islamic State of Syria and the Levant have formed an all-female brigade called the 'al-Khansaa' to ensure strict adherence to Sharia law by the Iraqi and Syrian women.

According to The Washington Times, a local activist said that the al-Khansaa have detained and whipped women for wearing veils that are too thin, wearing hair clips under veils, walking alone and exposing too much of their face.

An ISIL official in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa said that the brigade was established to raise awareness of Islam among women, and to punish women who do not abide by the law.

Earlier, the ISIL issued a decree asking Iraqi shopkeepers in Mosul to cover the faces of all mannequins.

The group came up with the new rule saying that doing so was in line with Sharia law. Members of the group assert that the human form is not to be depicted in statues or artwork.

One of Iraq's prominent Christian politicians, Yonadam Kanna, said that this was ethnic cleansing but nobody was speaking up.

Islamist militants have been forcing Iraqi Christians in Mosul to convert to Islam or pay 'protection tax' to save their lives.

(Posted on 26-07-2014)

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