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Young Iraqis Beginning to Favor Western Style of Clothing over Traditional Garbs

Traditional outfits and modest clothing are being abandoned in favor of sleek new styles for this generation of youth in Iraq. For both young men and women, they are beginning to adopt western styles of fashion. This means skin tight jeans and high heels for girls, and slacks and spiky hairdos for guys. While the youth are enjoying more freedom with their wardrobe selection, the transition is a nightmare for the older generation who feel that customs and tradition are being abandoned in favor of what is hip and popular.

A few clerics, however, find the fashion sense to be in violation of religious morality and have took it upon themselves to dispatch a group of security guards to assume the role of fashion police and crack down on youth who dress provocatively.

Posters have also been displayed warning people, especially women, to dress conservatively and to be covered from head to toe. Posters have also reminded women to wear a head scarf.

Some residents in Baghdad have even petitioned for a law to pass to require women to be veiled when walking in public areas. The government, however, has been in support of personal freedoms and even ordered posters that enforced dress codes to be removed.

By law, women are only required to wear a headscarf when entering a mosque. Outside, however, they are encouraged to wear one out of modesty though it is certainly not against the law not to wear one.

Western styles have become more prominent ever since the U.S. invasion that lead to the topple of Saddam Hussein’s regime. More women are beginning to abandon their head scarves and favor tight fitting clothing. Men are also beginning to break from tradition by getting tattoos and piercings.

There is a clear division between the youth who value personal freedom and the older generation who maintain that traditional customs and respect for religion must be adhered to.

The Osirak Payback?

Here’s a good classroom discussion:

Iraq has demanded that Israel pay a compensation for bombing the unfinished nuclear reactor at Osirak in 1981. A justified demand?

Actually Muhammad Naji Muhammad is planning to enlist the United Nation’s help to put pressure on the Jewish Country to compensate Baghdad, for its world famous stealth mission.

“Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and the Foreign Ministry turned to the UN and the Security Council demanding that Israel pay us reparations for damage caused to the reactor in 1981.”

Firstly, Baghdad is demanding that the UN establish a committee to assess the scope of the damage caused by the Israeli strike in order to calculate an appropriate compensation fee.

Iraq is basing its demand on UN Security Council Resolution 487. The resolution was drafted following the bombing of the reactor in June 1981. It harshly condemned Israel’s aerial stealth and said that Iraq had a right to demand compensation over the damages.

Of course the resolution came before the “Gulf War” of 1990-91, when Saddam Hussein decided to fire missiles at Tel Aviv.

Meanwhile, Iraq has decided that the time is right to build a new reactor.

“We are co-operating with the IAEA and expanding and defining areas of research where we can implement nuclear technology for peaceful means,”

Iraqi science and technology minister Raid Fahmi told a British newspaper.

“After the dissolution [of the regime] we did not have an industry, but we have become more and more conscious of the need for nuclear technology. This was raised several months ago with the relevant bodies.”

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