06 May 2016

British Muslim group tells women not to travel more than 48 miles without male escort

A British Muslim group in the UK has advised women not to go on long journeys without a male chaperon.

Blackburn Muslim Association gave instructions that it is “not permissible” for a woman to go more than 48 miles – deemed to be the equivalent of three days walk – without her husband or a close male relative. The ruling also stipulates that men must grow beards and advises women to cover their faces.

Justine Greening, the International Development Secretary, condemned the advice as ‘disgraceful’ and said such views had ‘no place’ in modern Britain. [The Express Tribune] Read more