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Turkey's Deputy PM Tells Women Not to Laugh Out Loud In Public

It looks like we have a gen-u-wine war on women in Turkey (and pretty much every other Islamic country).

Women should not laugh out loud in public or speak of trivial matters on the phone, according to Turkish deputy prime minister, Bulent Arınc.

Mr Arınc urged men and women to remember the importance of chastity during an Eid al-Fitr meeting on Monday in Bursa, west Turkey, and to have an acute awareness of shame.

“A woman will know what is haram and not haram. She will not laugh out loud in public. She will not be inviting in her attitudes and will protect her chasteness,” Mr Arınc said.

Some Turkish women are responding on social media by posting pics of themselves, laughing out loud. Which in Islamist Turkey is a good way to get arrested.