Somali Islamists ban men, women from shaking hands
Associated Press
Published: 08.01.11, 17:47
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1. WW3. Clash of Civilizations.
Ben Avraham ,   Tel Aviv   (01.08.11)
2. Intermingling of sexes
Ameridane ,   Aarhus denmark   (01.08.11)
I must say, the haredim are doing a good job by spreading their behavior to Somalia.
3. Sounds like the ulta-orthodox here in Israel
4. #3 Check your hearing aid
BEN JABO ,   ISRAEL   (01.08.11)
Name the last time that a Haredi woman was stoned to death ? Or was forced to totally cover her face in the name of Orthodoxy ?
5. Once again
Yehudit ,   US   (01.08.11)
Once again we see women being demonized and subjected to live as second class citizens in the name of G-d and the strict observance of religion. These Somali Islamists sound no different than the Chareidim in Israel who are trying to do the same thing with the segragation of the sexes, etc. Why do men feel they have to put women down in order to feel good about themselves? Horrifying.
6. NO comparison with Jewish modesty
Israeli grandma   (01.08.11)
The blatant sexism of the Islamic extremists bears no relationship to our Jewish minorities extreme positions regarding modesty in dress, and attempts to have gender separate seating on buses. The crazed Somali Islamic gangs reign of terror is an aberration which is unacceptable in most Muslim societies, and is against the spirit of the Koran.
7. #6
P ,   Haifa   (01.09.11)
Unfortunately, there are elements among the Haradim who would feel very comfortable in a Sharia-like state. Gender-segregated buses, women having no contact with unrelated males, no touching between males and females, etc.
8. I keep asking myself...
Dave from Brazil ,   Sao Paulo, Brazil   (01.09.11)
...are these people human?
9. Why , we jews aslo dont shake hands with women- NO TOUCHING!
BENJAMIN ,   SINGAPORE   (01.09.11)
It is from touching everyting starts- i mean the " DO NOT items '. Islamic religion TOOK our Original Jewsih Tradition secret many wont acknowledeg. I my home, man cannot enter ladies rooms you know, the jewsih tradition from Bagdadi- Cochini Jews of Mattan Cherry Kerala- Meyuhasheem Rabban family keeps the tradition going. These day in Singapore I come across many jews who aske me , if i am a Jew. I have agood laugh at them, those visiting Jews. They can even strike a simple conversation with my Singaporean People. ben singapore
10. Next, they ban EVERYTHING - No exceptions!
Scott ,   USA   (01.09.11)
Executions and stonings for EVERYTHING! No eating! No walking! No scratching! EXECUTE EVERYBODY!!
11. Here it comes again
Haredi who works ,   Dearborn, MI, USA   (01.09.11)
Really, you people just can't wait to jump on the haredi-bashing band wagon. It is common business etiquette that a man should not offer his hand to a woman unless she offers her hand first. As a haredi woman working in a non-Jewish corporate environment, I have been in situations where a man offered his hand first and I accepted it, in order not to embarrass him, but really I could have declined and it would be perfectly within normal business guidelines. It has become more common nowadays for women to decline the handshake, now that there are more Muslims in the workplace. Quibbling about handshakes is just stupid, get over it and get down to the job.
12. Yehudit #5:
Israeli 2   (01.09.11)
I know where you are coming from. You see, me thinks that these "religious" men are afraid that their women will be seduced by other men that they are in contact with. Naturally (yet not justifiably) so...because "religious" women are much easier to seduce. When a man other than her husband as much as shakes her hand, imageries of sensuality and sex flow immediately into her psyche and she could get "carried away" so to speak. Don't you think?
13. Moslim sisters
Judith ,   Holland   (01.09.11)
It may sound far away, Somali, but if you all allow this then one day you will be next. Stand up as an woman for the ones who don't have that freedom anymore. Fight for you're rights in the name of your G-d! What religion would ever justifice this?
14. great they can bow and bump heads :P
ghostq   (01.09.11)
15. I think it should be for MANY muslims
er der   (01.09.11)
The ones who don't bring their left hand to the table. And you know what that is all about (I hope). LOL!!
16. aha
biggus dickus ,   Wome   (01.09.11)
now i understand why these people cannot make peace..they cannot shake hands ...its all clear now
17. Whatever the motive, the hygienic benefit is worth it...
Orly ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (01.09.11)
I support the end of all hand-shaking no matter how stupid the catalyst for such a law. We'd be a healthier people for it. Any society would.
18. Do any of you anti-Haredi anti-semites
BEN JABO ,   ISRAEL   (01.09.11)
happen to have a photo of a Haredi woman wearing a Burkha ?
19. Avraham,
Walt K ,   Sherbrooke, Canada   (01.09.11)
Adoni, Step out the right wing chrinstian sites. There are not a clash of civilization. Économic prosperity and education will erode the bases of Islam... It already happened with christian sects... That is a question of time.
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