Raqqa Syria “all sisters to wear the full-face veil in public, in line with Islamic morality. Women must wear Islamic dress, which consists of the full-face veil and an abaya to cover the whole body, in addition to gloves. Women are not allowed to raise their voices in the street or walk at a late hour without a male guardian.” ISIS
News via Orthodox news outlet Pravmir
Contact has been lost with the nuns of Syria’s Maloula town abducted by armed opposition groups in northern Damascus city of Qalamoun, according to a source familiar with the negotiation file on Thursday.
The source said that the nuns are likely to have been transferred out of Yabroud city.
“Contact has been lost with the nuns since yesterday, and probably they have been transferred to an area between Yabroud and the Lebanese border,” he told Agence France-Presse.
“Contacts are underway to determine their destiny and to secure their safety, and religious authorities will issue a statement soon about this fateful humanitarian issue.”
The source pointed out that since nuns had been kidnapped from the monastery of Mar Takla in Maloula by a group of al-Nusra Front, led by a man calling himself Abu Malek al-Kuwaiti who has contacts with them while detained in a house in Yabroud.
“The 14 detained are 13 Lebanese nun and one Syrian, in addition to three women working in the monastery, which was concerned in orphaned children,” he explained.
He also said the kidnappers filed during this long period of negotiation a group of demands which are “difficult to achieve” in order to release the detainees.
“Among those demands are the release of Syrian women from the regime prisons, withdrawal of the Syrian army from Christian religious sites such as Sidnaya, and getting supplies, especially bread, in addition to the military demands regarding the Yabrood battle.” Original article here
News via Syriac news outlet Gazire
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Levant) ISIS who have imposed strict Taliban like Sharia law on the inhabitants of Raqqa city are said to have arrested 10 school girls aged between 15 and 17 years old. They were arrested outside their schools for violating elements of the new laws imposed by ISIS.
Although the students were clothed in accordance with the dedicates of the terrorists their eyebrows and or some hair was visible and this was sufficient for the fanatics to detain them for breaking the new laws. One of the school staff was also arrested and there after she had to be hospitalised possibly due to a beating received while being detained. Full article here in Arabic
A graphic video shows a girl being strangled to death in Manbij, Aleppo, Syria for refusing to conform to the extremist Islamic beliefs imposed by ISIS the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (levant) terrorist group. The footage, shows a girl being strangled with a piece of metal wire by a hooded executioner. Graphic Video here
The General Union of Syrian Women marked International Women’s Day on Saturday, with a sit-in at the United Nations Headquarter in Washington D.C. The delegates of the Women’s Union handed a statement to the UN Office, demanding that the UN applies pressure against those nations who provide weapons and funds to terrorist organizations in Syria so as to stop the state-sponsored terrorism. More here