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Tomboy protests a security threat?

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's police, who have recently cracked
down on dissident bloggers and broken up anti-government
demonstrations, say that protests over an edict against Muslim women
wearing trousers are a security threat.

Mainly Muslim Malaysia's National Fatwa Council recently issued a religious
ruling that wearing trousers was un-Islamic.

It said that, by wearing trousers, young girls risked becoming "tomboys"
who became sexually active.

That move triggered small protests later from two non-Muslim non-
government organizations -- Katagender and Food-not-Bombs.

"I'm warning them and will take stern action as it involves national
security," Inspector-General of Police Musa Hassan told reporters
Thursday, according to the state-run Bernama news agency.

Malaysia frowns on oral and gay sex, describing them as against the order
of nature. Under civil law, offenders -- male and female -- can be jailed
for up to 20 years, caned or fined.

As well as women in trousers, the Fatwa Council is considering barring
Muslims from practicing yoga.

Just over half of Malaysia's 27 million people are Malay Muslims, practicing
the moderate form of Islam.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081113/od_nm/us_tomboys;_ylt=ArQg_zLvIzzVLKhw2rwVPi0SH9EA
 
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