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offsite link Matt Hancock Caught Snogging Aide Fri Jun 25, 2021 12:03 | Toby Young
The Sun has an old fashioned 'minister-caught-having-an-... scoop on its front page today ? and the politician in the frame is Health Secretary Matt Hancock. Is this another case of "One rule for them"?
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offsite link Countries Could Be Pushed Back onto the ?Amber List? at Short Notice, Says Transport Secretary Fri Jun 25, 2021 11:17 | Michael Curzon
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offsite link News Round-Up Fri Jun 25, 2021 01:39 | Jonathan Barr
A summary of all the most interesting stories that have appeared about the virus in the past 24 hours ? not just in Britain, but around the world.
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offsite link Lockdowns ?Did Not Lead to Reductions in Excess Deaths? ? Study Fri Jun 25, 2021 00:34 | Will Jones
A new study from leading U.S. think tank National Bureau of Economic Research has shown (once again) that lockdown policies produced no discernible reduction of the pandemic death toll. If anything, they increased it.
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offsite link ?The Vaccines Kill Two People for Every Three Lives They Save?, Says Peer-Reviewed Vaccine Study Thu Jun 24, 2021 21:44 | Will Jones
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Egyptian women cane morality police

category international | gender and sexuality | other press author Thursday January 19, 2012 00:35author by Maryam Report this post to the editors

Women strike back against the medieval muslim molestersEgyptian women lashing out at morality police, quite literally.

Vigilante gangs of ultra-conservative Salafi men have been harassing shop owners and female customers in rural towns around Egypt for “indecent behavior,” according to reports in the Egyptian news media. But when they burst into a beauty salon in the Nile delta town of Benha this week and ordered the women inside to stop what they were doing or face physical punishment, the women struck back, whipping them with their own canes before kicking them out to the street in front of an astonished crowd of onlookers.

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Modeling themselves after Saudi Arabia’s morality police as a “Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice,” the young men raided clothing and other retail shops around the Qalubiya province over New Year’s weekend declaring they were there to enforce Islamic law, according to the Tahrir News.

Shop owners were told they could no longer sell “indecent” clothing, barbers could no longer shave men’s beards, and that all retail businesses should expect regular and surprise inspections to check for compliance. Frightened customers were ordered to cover up and threatened with severe punishment if they did not abide by “God’s law on earth.”

But when the women in a Benha beauty salon stood up to the young Salafi enforcers, they found support on the streets as well as online, with one amused reader suggesting that women should be deputized to protect the revolution’s democratic values

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