August 31, 2005

Bordello raid by Burka clad militants

And for once, there were women in the Burkas:

A hardline Islamic women’s separatist group said yesterday it had begun raiding brothels in revolt-hit Kashmir to stamp out “adultery and the flesh-trade.”

Aasiya Andrabi, head of the separatist Dukhtaran-e-Milat, or Daughters of Faith, announced over the weekend the formation of all-women squads to raid brothels in the Muslim-majority state .

“We will expose those indulging in immoral activities,” Andrabi, a fiery speaker who has in the past voiced admiration for Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, told the Current News Agency.

“We raided several places in Srinagar on Monday after getting calls from people,” she said, issuing an appeal to people to “arrest moral degradation.”

The women, travelling in three-wheel auto-rickshaws and cars, were staging the raids enveloped in head-to-toe veils in line with strict Islamic tradition, a witness said.

However, the REAL offenders got away:

“During one of the raids, the men immediately fled from the house but the women were caught and questioned,” she said, adding the group was seeking to persuade them to change their ways.

In fact, I imagine the men got away in ALL the raids. Keep in mind that this is a psycho-patriarchal society supported by the civil government: it takes the unified testimony of four women to equal that of a man. In view of this, these women can probably make the men flee and make any probable case stand up in a civil case, but only if they band together and stick together: individually, they are no match if the menfolk decide to pick them off in the privacy of their own homes. However, ONLY if the menfolk know whose wife is whose.

And THAT, my friends, is what is precisely prevented by the Burka: one shape-less walking black sack looks just like another shape-less walking black sack.

However, I think the women deliberately let the men get away because they may be afraid of a possible ID. And what will you bet, when the Glorious Caliphate is estabished and imposes full-throttle Sharia, that this sort of united action will suddenly be declared Unislamic?

Hattip Dan Darling via Rantburg.

Posted by ptah at August 31, 2005 12:06 PM
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