My Comment: Pray for our Brother’s and Sister’s in Nigeria.
(Jihad Watch) “We have arrested 150 men and women in the past week, including prostitutes and their boyfriends, transvestites, alcoholics and those engaged in indecent dressing in contravention of the sharia legal code.”
“Kano’s sharia police launch immorality crackdown,” from AFP, October 22:
KANO, October 22, 2013 (AFP) – Police who enforce Islamic law in Nigeria’s northern city of Kano have arrested 150 people in the last week, including for indecent dress, as part of a crackdown on immorality, a spokesman said Tuesday.
Some people in Nigeria’s second city have been picked up for sporting hair styles inspired by prominent international football players, said Mohammed Yusuf Yola, spokesman for Kano’s sharia police, or Hisbah.
Others were thrown in jail and fined for wearing their trousers too low on their waists, mimicking a style that became prominent in the 1990s, partly through the influence of some American hip hop artists.
The arrests have followed an order by Kano state Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso to cleanse the city of immoral practices and the trend is set to continue in the weeks ahead, said Hisbah Director-General Abba Sufi.
The Hisbah is a state police force funded by state government and is not part of the federal police.
“We have arrested 150 men and women in the past week, including prostitutes and their boyfriends, transvestites, alcoholics and those engaged in indecent dressing in contravention of the sharia legal code,” Yola told AFP….
- Islamic police in Nigeria arrest 150 accused of indecent dress, prostitution, cross-dressing (foxnews.com)
- Islamist Agenda Enforced in Nigerian States Amid Anti-Christian Violence (iamnotashamedofthegospelofchrist.com)