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Syrian jihadis forbid girls in primary grades and above from attending school “unless they wear fully Islamic clothing”

Syrian jihadis forbid girls in primary grades and above from attending school “unless they wear fully Islamic clothing”

Country: 
Syrian Arab Republic
News Date: 
29/09/2013
Sharia Watch
Summary: 

This new edict includes Christian girls, apparently.

“Qaeda tells Syria schoolgirls to wear Islamic clothes: NGO,” from , September 28 (thanks to ):

Beirut (AFP) — An Al-Qaeda front group in Syria says girls in a village it controls will not be allowed to attend school unless they wear Islamic clothing, a monitoring group said Saturday.

In Tweihineh, “the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant… has forbidden girls in primary education and above from attending school unless they wear fully Islamic clothing including an abaya (gown), gloves and a veil,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.