Burqa painted on ads showing scantily-clad women

August 1st, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Aug 1 (IANS) Two Muslim teenagers in London painted burqas over advertisements that showed scantily-clad women, saying it was sin for women to be exposed, a court has heard.

Mohammed Hasnath and Muhammed Tahir - both 18 - were spotted defacing advertisements of a deodorant and of a film actress at a bus stand. They were arrested after being found painting over female faces outside a shop, The Sun reported.

“They said the way the women had been photographed was against their religion. They said it was a sin in Islam for a male to look twice at an uncovered woman,” prosecutor Taiwo Akinrowo told the Thames magistrates’ court.

Hasnath said: “The pictures - that is someone’s daughter. We were just trying to do good.”

Both the teenagers were told to pay 283 pounds in costs, and were later freed.

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