The Taliban in Iraq

It is nice to know that we have reached another “turning point” in Iraq. Unfortunately, it appears that Islamic repression ala the Taliban is what is growing rather than democracy. Consider the report from Iraq that three members of the Iraq tennis team, including the coach, were killed for wearing tennis shorts. According to the Associated Press,

An Iraqi tennis coach and two of his players were shot to death this week in Baghdad because they were wearing shorts, authorities said yesterday, reporting the latest in a series of recent attacks attributed to Islamic extremists.

Evidently, wearing shorts is forbidden because they reveal “forbidden parts of the body.” A leaflet distributed by an Islamic extremest group warned Sunnis of what might result if they disobey the principles of Islam:

“Wearing shorts by youth are prohibited because it violates the principles of Islamic religion when showing forbidden parts of the body. Also, women should wear the veil,” the leaflets said.

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