Hamas Implements Full-Blown Saudi-Style Sharia In Gaza
I hate to say it, but this is what happens when you give an already radicalized Muslim country the right to vote.
The same thing would happen in Egypt were they given the vote. Elections are a dangerous weapon in the hands of such people.
From Alexander Munch via Israel National News:
In November 2009, ISS (Israel's internal security service) issued a Report describing how Hamas has instituted Islamic law and thought in all areas of Gaza life since its violent takeover of the area. Should Israeli security forces withdraw from Judea and Samaria, it is a safe bet that the implementation of Shari’ a law now unfolding in Gaza will follow the same path.Go to Alexander's site for the whole thing.The Report's main points include.... the enforcement of a dress code for women on the street, in schools and in the courts;. the expulsion of female students from schools who do not wear a head covering and wide dresses;. instructions to judges not to hold sessions if female lawyers do not appear in Islamic garb;. a requirement on official Hamas TV (Al-Aqsa) that women announcers must wear a veil, and that Islamic content must be featured in its TV programs;. men not being allowed to swim in the ocean without a shirt;. a prohibition against female mannequins being exhibited in shop windows;. a prohibition against mixed-gender public ceremonies;. a prohibition against men teaching in girls' schools. (Efforts are also being made by Hamas to separate
boys and girlsin the UN-run schools);. Fatah-identified teachers being replaced by Hamas members;. Hamas police arresting immodestly clad women and enforcing gender separation;. unmarried couples being prohibited from appearing in public;. married couples being required to produce a marriage certificate upon demand;. religious studies classes being added to schools, mosques and prisons with the stipulation that prisoners who become more religious can have their sentences shortened;. an across-the-board 1% public sectorpay-cut imposed during the summer months to pay for summer camps for reviewing the Koran;. increased construction of mosques, madrasses and Islamic Shari’ a courts;. the establishment of an Islamic National Bank and an Islamic insurance company; and. a new criminal code based on Shari’ a law. (In June 2009, the Legislative Councilpassed amendments to the criminal code for the purpose of "preventing immoral incidents in public.")