From Peole of Shambhala.
Egypt’s self-appointed morality police was chased off by a group of women yesterday. Modelled after Saudi-Arabia’s morality police, and reportedly financed by the Nour Salafi Party, the “Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice” was established in Egypt in December 2011 with the intention of imposing Islamic law (sharia) on Egypt’s women in particular.
According to Egyptian media, the vigilante group has been harassing shoppers and shop owners. Barbers were ordered not to cut men’s beards and shop owners were ordered not to sell “indecent” clothing, and threatened with punishment. The vigilantes also said they would… read more.