Thursday, March 04, 2010

Hamas Afraid To Mess With The Zohan

As you may recall, the comedy You Don't Mess With the Zohan starred Adam Sandler as an Israeli commando that only wanted to be a hairdresser.

Hamas apparently is worried that could really happen:

The Detroit NewsHamas bans men from women's hair salons

Gaza's Islamic militant Hamas government has banned men from working in women's hair salons.

Thursday's announcement comes amid a Hamas campaign to impose Islamic customs on Gaza's 1.5 million people.

Since seizing Gaza in 2007, Hamas has taken gradual steps in that direction while avoiding a frontal assault on secularism. However, the movement is under growing pressure from more radical Islamist groups to prove its fundamentalist credentials.

The Hamas Interior Ministry says those violating the new ban face legal consequences, but will not elaborate.

Islamic tradition forbids women from showing their hair to men who are not their husbands or blood relatives.

Still, until now allowances were made for male hairdressers working in women's salons in Gaza City.
Now not so much, and the stylists are about to face a little medieval style misogyny to "protect" them from the deadly effect of women's hair rays. Hmm, theocratic, misogynistic and anti-west, let's give 'em a state!

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