ISIS Forces Mannequins To Don the Niqab

Who says extremist religious sects can’t adopt to modernity?

It’s actually not technically a niqab (which covers the whole face) because the theological reasoning is different. But, according to the Associated Press, the ISIS rulers of northern Iraqi city of Mosul have ordered shop owners in the city to cover the faces of the mannequins in their showrooms.

Rather than meant to protect female modesty the coverings are apparently an effort to enforce strict interpretations of Sharia law that forbid statues or other representations of the human form.

Iraqi woman looks at mannequins with their faces covered on display in central Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq.

Male mannequins with their faces covered are displayed in a shop window in central Mosul

All Images: Associated Press.