Islamic organisations in the UK are under fire for decreeing that women should stay off Facebook and seek their husband’s permission to leave the house.
The controversial new “rules”, published online by Green Lane Masjid in Birmingham and endorsed by several mosques, even prohibit women from wearing trousers.
Such garments “show off the detail of (women’s) bodies”, which the publication deemed inappropriate, “even in the company of their husbands”.
In lockstep with Green Lane were the Blackburn Muslim Association, Croydon Mosque, and the Islamic Centre.
They went so far as to state that women should not be able to travel more than 75km without a male chaperone.
Blackburn’s Central Masjid also warned against the “dangers of Facebook”, claiming the social media platform has “opened the doors for sin. Muslim girls and women alike have become prey to this evil.”
The extreme “guidelines” have outraged “moderate” Muslims and sparked calls for the Muslim Council of Britain to sever ties with the staunchly traditional mosques.
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