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Style Freedom

Yesterday, this article was published in the The Jersulesum Post at

It tells of a tailor’s shop in northwest Pakistan, being blown up by armed operatives who bombed because the shop was making “Western clothes”. Supposedly the shop owner had been warned to stop making those un-Islamic styles. No one was reported to have been hurt.

Thank goodness!

According to the story the men in the village of Kasi, located in the Bajur region along the Afghan border, traditionally wear “simple baggy pants and shirt” and the women wear burka (spelled in the story as “burqa”) outside their homes.

OK, we know that women have been killed for not wearing the burka. I’ve always wondered about the penalty for men who don clothes styled in a “non-Islamic” manner.

Here we have the ultimate answer brought to us by the real Style Police.


And we think we have problems with fitting pants correctly!


About Mary Beth

I am fascinated by changing patterns and colored threads. I sew garments and am teaching myself to machine knit. Since selling the building that housed my workrooms, The Stitchery, I'm searching for a place to set up the knitting machines again. There must be room here somewhere!

4 responses »

  1. The freedoms we don’t even realize we have . . . .

  2. Wow. I never thought about how just pursuing one’s work could be an act of courage like this.

  3. when will people realsie that their ideas are just ideas and they do not have the right to force these ideas upon others? The arrogance!

  4. It’s a scary world. The level of hatred that people can visit on other people never ceases to amaze me.


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