Somalia’s al-Shabab bans mixed-sex handshakes

Men and women have been banned from shaking hands in a district of Somalia controlled by the Islamist group al-Shabab: under the ban imposed in the southern town of Jowhar, men and women who are not related are also barred from walking together or chatting in public: the al-Shabab administration said those who disobeyed the new rules would be punished according to Sharia law.

via:[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12138627]

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