20 July 2006
Paging Claudette Rains
If you're a female, the Taliban would just as soon you kept yourself out of sight:
Women's faces are being painted out of billboards across the city of Peshawar in northern Pakistan after local government officials threatened to take action against advertisers.
The depiction of uncovered women is considered un-Islamic by the Taliban, whose influence is growing in the North West Frontier province.
Similar edicts were issued and posters defaced in 2003. "These multinational companies want to promote obscenity, lewdness and vulgarity," said a furious religious leader, Shehzada Babar.
And what could possibly be more obscene than a woman enjoying a biscuit with her tea?
These people need a healthy dose of Britney Spears in her birthday suit.Posted at 4:50 PM to Dyssynergy
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First Post reports that the city of Peshawar is sucking up to the Taleban by forcing advertisers to paint over women's faces on billboards featuring such lewd activities as eating digestives and sipping tea. Nice town, Peshawar. Via Dustbury...[read more]