Thursday, October 8, 2009

We needed a laugh...

Hamas has banned women from riding motorcycles and scooters in Gaza. Spokesman Ehab Al-Ghsain told Reuters:

"We have taken a series of decisions to limit accidents and avoid loss of lives."

There is of course, the irony of Hamas reportedly being concerned with public safety, but what got us smiling was this line:

"In a decision which would raise eyebrows in Rome or Rio de Janeiro, the Interior Ministry said it was banning women from riding two-wheelers or being pillion passengers to limit accidents and to "protect community values."

Must have been the comparison between Gaza and Rome.

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