Syrian Islamists banned mannequins in shop windows and “tight, transparent” clothing.
Israel National News reported:
Syria’s most extreme jihadist faction on Monday issued a ban on mannequins in shop displays and the sale of women’s underwear to male customers, AFP reports.
The decision by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) in their northern stronghold of Raqa also bans men and women shopping together unless he is her husband, father or brother, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told the news agency.
The Observatory also said ISIS has decided that traditional garments on sale must be neither “tight, transparent or ornate.”
Raqa is the only provincial capital in Syria to have fallen from the hands of President Bashar Al-Assad’s regime, and it is now completely under the control of the Al-Qaeda inspired jihadist group.
ISIS is believed to be holding some 1,000 hostages in Raqa, rights groups say, many of them peaceful activists, rival rebels or civilians caught committing “crimes” such as heresy or smoking, according to AFP.
Since joining the civil war in Syria, many reports have surfaced regarding ISIS and its strict implementation of Muslim Sharia law in areas it captures.