Those evil beauty shops

This afternoon, I was catching up on the newspapers from the past few days and came across an article that is just swirling through my head and I can’t shake it.

The heading simply stated: Iraqi beauty salons forced underground with the subheading extremists target salons, viewing them as western corruption.

Women are not allowed to look beautiful in public, according to hard lined, Muslim extremists. Therefore, beauty salons have been lumped into the category of evil, along with liquor stores, barber shops and Christian churches.

Read the article in its entirety here.

Careful: doing this in Iraq could have you killed.

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Comments

  1. Wow,that is terrible. I do thank God everyday for all the freedoms we have in our country. We are so lucky.

  2. Kelly @ Love Well says:

    I’ve read stories similar to this, Karla. It’s hard to imagine living in such a repressive society, isn’t it? Especially as a woman. For the most part, we are safe and equal in Western society. In many Islamic countries, women are just possessions.

  3. Fresh Girl says:

    You should read Kabul Beauty School by Deborah… heck, can’t remember her last name, but that’s the book’s title. The author is an American woman who went to Afghanistan on a mission trip and ended up staying and opening a beauty school in Kabul to try and help women get out from under some of that oppression. It was as fascinating as it was disturbing.

  4. Wow – I can not even fathom this -how crazy. It is just sad the oppression Middle Eastern Women receive.

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