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Monday, January 21, 2013

Hamas starts new campaign against immodest clothing, hairstyles

Al Ahram and other media are reporting that Hamas has started a new campaign against "Western-style" clothing in Gaza, both for men and women.

The campaign is titled "Upholding values and virtue."

Hamas is especially cracking down on low-hanging pants that reveals undergarments, tight jeans, immodest abayas and "puffy" hairstyles.

Preachers will emphasize the issue in their Friday sermons, and webpages and Facebook pages are being set up to teach Gazans how to dress in ways that do not reflect negatively on the sector that happens to be run by terrorists.