AFP is reporting that Sharia police in Indonesia’s Aceh province have been armed with 20,000 skirts in its battle against unIslamic figure-hugging or short outfits on women. Women will be told to put on the skirts to adhere to Islamic values.
West Aceh district chief Ramli Mansur explained “Female offenders can then immediately change their tight pants to the long, loose skirts if the sharia police catch them.”
Mansur added that he hoped that he would now be able to “answer to God” on what he did to enforce morality laws” “We’ll increase raids on sharia offenders here. In the hereafter, God will ask me to be responsible for what I’ve done during my term in West Aceh.” His answer? I followed around women in the streets carrying armloads of tent-like dresses.
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