Gaza-based militants have attacked secular Palestinian youth for wearing hair gel in the Hamas-controlled territory, WND has learned.
According to security officials affiliated with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party, gunmen associated with several Gaza-based Islamist organizations, including Hamas, have formed patrol units to enforce hard-line Islamic law in Gaza. The units are responsible for a slew of recent closures of pool halls, water pipe smoking clubs and stores that sell movies and music, the officials said.
The security officials said they are aware of seven cases in recent weeks of Palestinian male youth being targeted by Islamist gunmen for wearing hair gel. In one case, a Palestinian teenager who protested to the gunmen that he would defy the hair-gel ban was seriously injured by the militants, the officials said.
Oh, and Bluetooth.
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Saudi Arabia's top Muslim body has issued a fatwa or religious edict banning the use of wireless Bluetooth technology for sending photographs, video and audio on cellular telephones.
Cellphones equipped with Bluetooth are "haram" or prohibited according to the laws of Islam, the Council of the Ulema has declared.
Saudi authorities have in the past cracked down on people carrying in shopping malls cellular phones equipped with cameras. It was alleged that such phones were used by men to photograph women illegally.