Post link 30 July 2014, 21:57
Women must not laugh in public, says Turkish Deputy Prime Minister

Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister has said women should not laugh out loud in public and urged them to stop talking about 'unnecessary' things on the phone.ülent Arınç also complained about 'moral corruption' by television programmes which he claims are transforming teenagers from 'symbols of chastity' into 'sex addicts'.
Speaking at an Eid el-Fitr - breaking of the fast - event in the northwestern city of Bursa, he claimed Turks had 'abandoned their values' and pleaded people to rediscover the Koran.
Describing his ideal chaste man or woman, Arnic said they should both have a sense of shame and honour.
'Chastity is so important,' he said. 'It is not only a name. It is an ornament for both women and men. [She] will have chasteness. Man will have it, too. He will not be a womaniser.
'He will be bound to his wife. He will love his children. She will not laugh in public. She will not be inviting in her attitudes and will protect her chasteness,' he added.
According to the Hurriyet Daily News, he went on to condemn the transformation of young females in society.
He said: 'Where are our girls, who slightly blush, lower their heads and turn their eyes away when we look at their face, becoming the symbol of chastity?'
Arınç also said he was frustrated by high consumption, referring to the number of cars and mobile phones that individuals now own.
Targeting women once more, Arınç said women discuss unnecessary things such as 'recipes' on the phone and should, in future, reserve these conversations for when they meet face-to-face.
He also said people should not use their personal cars too excessively, adding that even if the River Nile was full of oil, there would not be enough fuel to power cars.

Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, who is running for the president against Arınç’s boss, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan, commented on Arınç’s statement via Twitter, saying Turkey needed women to laugh because of a need to hear their happiness.

Mr Arınç is a member of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) which conservative values leading to it being described as Islamist.
Turkey has historically been more progressive with women’s rights than neighbouring countries but problems concerning honour killings and domestic violence have prompted concern.

Militant Islamists shoot dead Muslim woman for refusing to wear a veil in Somalia

-Woman killed outside her hut near the southern Somali town of Hosingow
-Her relatives say she was shot by members of the militant group al-Shabab
-Allegedly told her to put on a veil but when she didn't she was killed
-Al-Shabab controls most of southern and central Somalia

A Muslim woman has been shot dead by militant Islamists for refusing to wear a veil, her relatives have claimed.
The woman was killed outside her hut near the southern Somali town of Hosingow by gunmen belonging to the al-Shabab group, they said.

The militants allegedly ordered her to put on a veil but then killed her after returning to the hut and finding she was still not wearing one.

An al-Shabab spokesman has denied the group killed the woman to the BBC.
Al-Shabab does not fully control the area where she was living, he added.
The woman's relatives have asked not to be identified for fear of reprisals.
A woman rummages through ruins of her home burned down when gunmen torched a Hindi trading centre

Al-Shabab, which controls much of southern and central Somalia, imposes strict rules of behaviour, including dress codes for men and women.
The group is suspected of links to a string of attacks in neighbouring Kenya.

It is banned as a terrorist group by both the U.S. and the UK and is believed to have between 7,000 and 9,000 fighters.
Last September the group claimed responsibility for an attack at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, which claimed the lives of 67 people.
At the beginning of this month, gunmen killed 29 people in Kenyan coastal towns in one night.

Twenty of the victims were killed in an attack in the Gamba area of Tana River county, where gunmen rushed the police station and freed suspected al-Shabab militants.
Another nine were killed in a separate raid at the Hindi trading centre in neighbouring Lamu county, near the town of Mpeketoni where 65 people were killed last month.
The militant group claimed responsibility for both attacks.
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