Former Journalist and United Nations Worker Faces Flogging in Sudan for Wearing Pants
Published 1, July 29, 2009
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Lubna Hussein, a former journalist and current United Nations worker, is facing 40 lashes for the crime of wearing pants in a public place — an act of unspeakable “indecency” under Sharia law in Sudan. She says that 10 other women arrested at a restaurant in Khartoum, including some non-Muslims, were already flogged.
We have seen women persecuted in various Muslim countries for their dress or simply appearing in public with a non-relative male companion or other non-Muslim life styles, here and here and here.
What is fascinating is that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is given to pant suits, would be subject to such flogging absent diplomatic status.
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