lundi 3 octobre 2011

U.A.E.: Sharjah banning mannequins.

In February 2008, the emirate of Sharjah, one of seven United Arab Emirates has banned the display mannequins in stores only under a fatwa from local religious authorities, reported UAE daily Al-Emarat Al -Yom.
Following this religious edict from the Department of Islamic Affairs in Sharjah, "the stores and shopping centers were required to remove the mannequins used to display clothes," said chairman of the defense of consumers in the municipality of Sharjah Khaled Al-Jebri quoted as saying.
This fatwa banning mannequins less than "take away their head or erase the distinctive face, the nose and mouth."
Sharjah had established in September 2001 a code of conduct for, according to local authorities to protect public morals. The code prohibits women tight or transparent clothes, men wearing shorts and couples hugging in public places.
Sharjah (2,590 km2) with a population of 852,244 inhabitants (2010) is one of the more conservative emirate of seven United Arab Emirates: alcohol consumption for non-Muslims is forbidden, which is not the case the remaining territory. As in other emirates, is that Sharia is the basis of law and the laws.
Since 1972, the Emirate of Sharjah is chaired by Sultan bin Mohammed al-Qasimi, Doctor of Philosophy and author of several books.

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