Sunday, May 12, 2013

Burqa clad Female Sharia Police in Aleppo, Syria

Published on 8 May 2013
(08/05/13) Aleppo: Flootage shows women who are said to be female members of a 'Sharia Police' type unit set up by Jabhat Al Nusra - the dominant insurgent group and a branch of Al Qaeda. The women, all but one of whom are comletely covered from head to toe as per the Salafist expectation carry assault rifles, handcuffs and sport Jihadist headbands. They are not likely to take part in front line fighting and could probably be more accurately characterised as Sharia police ensuring women observe Al Qaeda's expectations of them - in insurgent occipied areas of Aleppo - particurlarly with regard to dress code.